My research interests include game and decision theory, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of science. In particular, I am interested in evolutionary game theory and the theory of learning in games. I have done work on the evolution of signaling. I have also been working on information transfer between agents capable of learning. Moreover, I am interested in measurability and quantification in evolutionary and developmental biology. I am currently working on geometric representations in biology. Apart from these more specific research topics, I am also interested in induction, probability, and dynamical systems. Some of my papers can be found below. My Erdos number is 4. To learn more about me see my cv.
From 2010 to 2013 I am PI of the NSF funded project "Collaborative Research: Dynamic Perspectives on Costs and Conflicts in Signaling Interactions", together with Kevin Zollman (Carnegie Mellon) and Carl T. Bergstrom (University of Washington).
- Evolution and the Explanation of Meaning. Philosophy of Science 74, 2007, 1-27.
- Evolutionary Explanations of Indicatives and Imperatives. Erkenntnis 66, 2007, 409-436.
- On Robustness in Signaling Games. Philosophy of Science 74, 2007, 839-847.
- Emergence of Information Transfer by Inductive Learning (co-authored with Brian Skyrms). Studia Logica 89, 2008, 237-256.
- Feasibility of communication in binary signaling games (co-authored with Josef Hofbauer). Journal of Theoretical Biology 254, 2008, 843-849.
- Evolutionary Dynamics of Lewis Signaling Games (co-authored with Brian Skyrms, Rory Smead and Kevin J. S. Zollman). Synthese 172, 2010, 177-191.
- Signaling Games: Dynamics of Evolution and Learning (co-authored with Kevin J. S. Zollman). In: Language, Games, and Evolution, edited by Anton Benz, forthcoming 2009.
- The Concept of Morphospaces in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology (co-authored with Philipp Mitteröcker). Biological Theory 4, 2009, 54-67.
- Generic Properties of Evolutionary Games and Adaptationism. Journal of Philosophy 107, 2010, 80-102.
- Dynamic stability and basins of attraction in the Sir Philip Sidney game (co-authored with Kevin J.S. Zollman). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277, 2010, 1925 - 1932.