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I am applying category theory to mathematical economics and artificial intelligence, with a view towards cybernetics as a unified perspective. I am known as the inventor of open games, which form a topic I call compositional game theory. I am motivated by questions like “How do people respond to incentives?” and “How does learning work?”
Other topics I am interested in include graphical calculi, constructive and linear logic, functional programming, and the semantics of natural language.
You can find an updated bibliography of all things related to compositional game theory here.
If you are coming to compositional game theory for the first time and want to know where to start, see my reading list.
I am a signatory of the No free view? No review! pledge, meaning I will not peer review for closed access or hybrid (eg. gold open access) venues.
- August 2020: I have moved from Leipzig to Glasgow and started my new post as a lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in the computer & information sciences department at the University of Strathclyde
- July 2020: I gave 2 talks at Applied Category Theory 2020: “Non-compositionality in categorical systems theory” (slides, video) and “Open games in practice”, joint work with Philipp Zahn (slides, video)
- June 2020: New preprint: Games on graphs: A compositional approach, with Elena Di Lavore and Paweł Sobociński
- May 2020: I released an extended abstract: Non-compositionality in categorical systems theory
- April 2020: I spoke virtually at the TallCats seminar at the Tallinn University of Technology and the ACT seminar at UC Riverside, with the title “Open games: The long road to practical applications” (video here)
- February 2020: I’m in Oxford visiting Toby Smithe and Guillaume Boisseau
- January 2020: Announcement: In the summer I will be moving to Glasgow to take up a permanent post as a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, department of computer and information sciences
- December 2019: I’m at the workshop Logic and Structure in Computer Science and Beyond at the Lorentz Centre in Leiden, where I gave an invited talk titled “The game semantics of game theory” (slides here)
- December 2019: I’m in Mannheim, visiting Viktor Winschel to work on compositional numerical analysis
- November 2019: I’m visiting Pawel Sobocinski’s new applied category theory research group at the Tallinn University of Technology; especially to talk to Elena di Lavore, whose PhD I’m co-supervising