Probabilistic Models in Evolutionary Biology and Game Theory

David Wood

  •  6 Jan 2025 - 10 Jan 2025
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Andrea Collevecchio (Monash University)
Sophie Hautphenne (The University of Melbourne)
Emma Horton (University of Warwick)
Georgy Sofronov (Macquarie University)

Program Description: Applied probability and statistics play a pivotal role in various domains and applications, contributing significantly to modelling, decision-making, and risk assessment. Their applications are particularly noteworthy in evolutionary biology, game theory, and related fields. This research program aims to unite leading researchers and practitioners with diverse mathematical backgrounds, to address open challenges in these domains. Keynote presentations will showcase cutting-edge methodologies and theories in applied probability, supplemented by talks focusing on practical applications.

The research themes of the program encompass a diverse range of applied probability topics, with direct applications to challenges in game theory and evolutionary biology. The overarching objective is to break silos by cross-fertilizing ideas from diverse areas of probability and statistics, to create a comprehensive framework to tackle complex real-world problems in evolutionary biology and game theory. Additionally, the event seeks to bridge the gap between academics and practitioners, facilitating the application of recent mathematical advancements to real-world problems. Creating an environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaborations not only advances theoretical developments but also enhances opportunities to find practical, impactful solutions.

Program Structure: TBD


  • Deadline: TBD
  • Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested to participate in this program, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.
  • Arrival date: 5 January 2025

MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 7 January 2025
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.