Urban Larsson, Ph.D. in MathematicsI am a visiting associate professor at IEOR, IITB in India.
My favourite topics are Game Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, Combinatorics, Cellular Automata, Mechanism Design, Algorithms, and more.
I am the Editor of the book Games of No Chance 5 MSRI, CUP (available at Amazon, see also GONC for the first book in this popular series of books of peer reviewed papers in combinatorial game theory), and I am an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Game Theory. We published a special issue on combinatorial games, with high standard research papers invited from the conferences CGTC I and CGTC II and beyond.
My previous research positions were at National University of Singapore, School of Computing, with Prof. Reza Shokri and Prof. Yair Zick; at the Technion with Prof. Reshef Meir and Ron Lavi; and at Dalhousie University (a Killam postdoc 2014-2016) with Prof. Richard Nowakowski. My Phd-advisers were Docent Johan Wästlund and Prof. Peter Hegarty.
AAMAS 2019 tutorial on Combinatorial Game Theory: AAMAS Lecture.
I organized a workshop in Combinatorial Game Theory at the Technion, Israel, 2018, Games@Carmel 2018.
Combinatorial Game Theory contibutions:We are accepting submissions for the next issue in the book series Games of No Chance, GoNC6. The deadline for submissions is June 2022. In addition to original research, we invite a few surveys on selected CGT-topics. If you are interested in contributing, please send me an email at urban031(at)gmail.com.
See also my arXiv pages
Here is an outline on an ongoing project to formalize 'the Alexander Technique'--I certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique over 20 years ago, but did not pursue it as a profession, because at the time I did not find the method formal enough: Vicious cycles and questions without answers. A more modern version, still developing: New version. Here are some slides that I was developing before writing the paper slides. While writing the paper, I realized that the concepts do not seem to require mathematical formulas, although I still think habits could be modeled as functions; the idea of a habit is that, given a stimulus, it produces a predetermined action (for a given agent with this habit).