For a long time, mathematical modelling of social systems and dynamics was considered in the realm of science fiction. But predicting, and at once influencing human behavior is well on its way to becoming reality. Scientists ...
Researchers have found a mathematical structure that was thought not to exist. The best possible q-analogs of codes may be useful in more efficient data transmission.
Machines make our lives easier in many ways. Whether it's a smart thermostat that learns when to turn the heat on or automatic brakes, machines traffic in the language of classical calculus. Classical calculus is good enough ...
Game theory has long been used to apply mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers.
Together with colleagues from London and Amsterdam, MIB postdoc Niels Chr. Hansen, analysed thousands of musical themes composed by French, Italian, and Austro-German composers living in 1600-1950.
There is a replicability crisis in science – unidentified "false positives" are pervading even our top research journals.
New research in game theory shows that people are naturally predisposed to over-use "common-pool resources" such as transportation systems and fisheries even if it risks failure of the system, to the detriment of society ...
Methodologists from Tilburg University and the University of Amsterdam have developed a simple web app that can automatically detect statistical errors in psychology research papers.
Statisticians are developing new ways to interpret the unprecedented amounts of data being generated continuously all around us.
A new article highlights how statistics are deeply involved within the algorithms that made Pokémon Go the hit it has become.