Zisis Giannis

Phd student, Machine Learning Group Université Libre de Bruxelles

    The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be -- Marcel Pagnol

Preference Dynamics in Adaptive Networks


The aim of this project is to provide answers on how Other Regarding Preferences (ORP) drive the formation of groups (i.e. adaptive matching) and, vice versa, how group dynamics shape beliefs regarding preferences (i.e. formation and adaptation of preference/belief models) in order to gain insights into the fundamentals of collective action. To reach this goal we will construct computational models that show how preferences and beliefs are shaped over time within a population of individuals and examine whether they lead to consistent models of ORP, closely corresponding to the results produced by behavioral economics experiments.

At the beginning of the project we will study the dictator game played between two distinct populations, one of dictators and one of receivers. This bipartite interaction will be examined by an evolutionary approach, meaning the study of the evolution of strategies within the populations.

Research Fields

Game Theory, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Complex Networks, Artificial Intelligence

Zisis Ioannis

Phd candidate

Machine Learning Group (MLG)
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Département d'Informatique (DI)

Bld du Triomphe - CP 212
1050 Brussels - Belgium
Building: N.O Floor: 8 Room: 215
Tel +32

izisis | @ | ulb dot ac dot be