Seminars@PED in 2010

held at One Brattle Square, Harvard University (unless indicated as otherwise)

Date Name/Affiliation Title         
4pm
Wednesday
17 February
Dr. David Hughes

Pennsylvania State University

Zombie ants: the precise manipulation of social insect behavior by an entomopathogenic fungus.

3pm
Friday
19 February
Professor Krishnendu Chatterjee

Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Auctions and inverse game theory.

3pm
Monday
22 February
Dr. Allon Klein

Harvard Medical School

Stochastic stem and progenitor cell fate in adult tissues.

2pm
Monday
26 April
Professor Nicholas Christakis

Harvard Medical School

Social network sensors for early detection of contagious outbreaks.

3pm
Friday
7 May
Professor Constantinos (Costis) Daskalakis

MIT

The complexity of equilibria.

3pm
Monday
9 August
Dr. David Leslie

University of Bristol

Convergent learning in unknown large games.

2pm
Thursday
26 August
Professor George Sugihara

University of California San Diego

Managing risk in a dynamically changing world.

3pm
Monday
30 August
Professor Dirk Helbing

ETH Zurich

From pedestrian dynamics to crowd disasters.

4pm
Monday
13 September
Professor James Hunt

North Carolina State University

Exaptation and genetic accommodation: The origins of worker behavior and eusociality in paper wasps.

3pm
Wednesday
15 September
S. Alireza Rabi

Johns Hopkins University

HIV-1: a struggle for cure and how the mathematicians can help.

4pm
Thursday
21 October
Yonatan (Yoni) Savir

Weizmann Institute of Science Israel

Rubisco, the most abundant protein on Earth: An example for optimality of proteins.
3pm
Wednesday
10 November
Stefano Giglio

Department of Economics

CDS spreads and systemic financial risk.
4pm
Thursday
18 November
Christina Riehl

Princeton University

Living with strangers: Direct benefits favor non-kin cooperation in a communally breeding bird.
3pm
Wednesday
15 December
Dr. Marco Archetti

Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Cooperation in one-shot public goods games without assortment.