Seminar series in Communication Networks

ANR sporadically organizes seminars that take place in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens. Their scope extends over various research topics in the area of computer and telecommunication networks. Lectures are given by faculty members, senior researchers and graduate students of the Department and other national and international academic and research institutions.


Winter '14 /Spring '15




Title : Behavioral Decision and Game Theory: Data and Models 

Speaker: Dr. Konstantinos Katsikopoulos, Deputy Director, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Room: Room A56, Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications, UoA

Time: 17:15–20.00


Abstract: Behavioral decision and game theory investigate how people actually make decisions and play games under realistic conditions of limited time, scarce information and finite computational resources. Behavioral decision and game models often contradict the ideal models developed in normative and prescriptive disciplines such as economics, operations research, computer science and engineering. This course will give you a case-study-based view of developing mathematical models of people’s behavior and testing these models with data from experiments with human participants. The data refer to people’s choices under risk and under uncertainty, as well as to people’s bargaining behavior in two-person and three-person games. There will also be a discussion of how to calibrate and test the models comparatively. The course can be held in either English or Greek


Bio: Konstantinos Katsikopoulos is a senior researcher and associate professor at the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has been a visiting assistant professor of engineering systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He works on understanding how people reason and make judgments and decisions, and on applying this understanding in order to improve human performance.





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