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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.


Mar
14
suggested suggested edit on evolutionary-game-theory tag wiki
Mar
14
suggested suggested edit on evolutionary-game-theory tag wiki excerpt
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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Mar
14
revised How selfish is Dictyostelium slug formation?
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Mar
14
revised Why is selfishness the 'obvious' strategy?
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Mar
14
revised Why is 'Grudger' an evolutionary stable strategy?
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Mar
14
revised How exactly are game theoretical evolutionary models described during implementation for computer simulations?
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Mar
14
asked When does weak selection produce qualitatively different results from strong selection?
Mar
14
revised What is the minimum population size that Hardy-Weinberg calculations can be applied to?
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Feb
14
awarded  Yearling
Feb
7
revised Systems identification in small neural network
cleaned up links
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on Systems identification in small neural network
Dec
4
comment Do memories have mass?
there is a related discussion on CogSci.SE.
Nov
1
accepted Short-term Lamarckism in asexual single cell organisms
Nov
1
accepted Computational/mathematical models for predicting phenotype from genotype
Nov
1
accepted Models of quorum sensing for multi-agent systems
Oct
31
comment Modern reference for Kropotkin's lazy bees
@niallhaslam that is his full treatment of the subject. He says nothing more on it in terms of defining things.
Oct
31
asked Modern reference for Kropotkin's lazy bees
Oct
14
comment Can children restore brain cells?
@nico I didn't mean to suggest that they were, otherwise I'd submit my comment as an answer. I was just going off a vibe I got from the question. I don't know anything about regeneration and so did not got beyond a comment.