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JOSEPH JOHNSON, 4th Year Applied Math PhD Student




College: Northwestern University

Major: Applied Mathematics

Year of Graduation: G

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NU applied math 4th year PhD student. Lifelong Browns and Nintendo fan.



Past Classes

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X395: Are You Rational? Game Theory Exercises To Test Your Own Rationality! in Splash 2019 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Do you think you are a rational person? Do you think you are an analytical person? Try these activities motivated by game theory, mathematical models meant to study strategic interaction,


M293: A Brief Introduction To Game Theory in Splash 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
Game theory is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers." Game theory has applications in economics, biology, political science, and psychology. Here one will learn the basic tools to study strategic interactions between people, governments, and more! We will cover the basic idea of a Nash Equilibrium, and go through multiple games to illustrate how one would think through strategic conflicts rationally.