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From the School of Computer Science and Department of Psychology at McGill University, I marvel at the world through algorithmic lenses. My specific interests are in quantum computing, evolutionary game theory, modern evolutionary synthesis, and theoretical cognitive science. Previously I was at the Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo and a visitor to the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore.


Apr
15
answered Are there any examples of sudden leaps in evolution?
Apr
15
awarded  Announcer
Apr
15
revised Are there natural selection experiments that quantitatively agree with theoretical modeling?
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Apr
14
awarded  Excavator
Apr
14
revised Are there any examples of sudden leaps in evolution?
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Apr
14
asked Is local equilibrium a reasonable assumption for evolutionary processes?
Apr
14
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Mar
21
comment Are ape communities more “anarchist” or “communist” in structure?
I think your definitions of 'anarchism' and 'communism' do not reflect the actual political ideas at all. I think you were looking for the terms "selfish" and "cooperative" or "altruistic".
Mar
20
comment Macromolecule levels in daughter cells after fission
blog post discussion of how the cytoplasm can't just be modeled as a homogeneous mixture.
Mar
14
awarded  Tag Editor
Mar
14
revised evolutionary-game-theory wiki description
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Mar
14
revised How selfish is Dictyostelium slug formation?
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Mar
14
revised evolutionary-game-theory wiki excerpt
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Mar
14
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14
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14
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14
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Mar
14
comment Does becoming martyr have an evolutionary advantage?
I think you incorrectly describe 'indirect reciprocity'. Indirect reciprocity just means that there is some sort of reputation-like effect that allows you to receive reciprocity not directly from the person you cooperated with but from others who see your good reputation (which you maintain by cooperating). The classic paper on this is Nowak & Sigmund (1998). For a general intro, I mention this and other mechanisms for cooperation in a TEDx talk & blog post
Mar
14
revised Does becoming martyr have an evolutionary advantage?
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