About Prof. Y. Narahari
Prof. Yadati Narahari’s research work focuses on game theory, mechanism design, and artificial intelligence techniques to research problems at the intersection of computer science and economics.
From 2014 to 2021, he served as Dean of the Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
At IISc, he teaches two courses: Game Theory and Artificial Intelligence for Social Good.
He earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees from IISc.
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Selected Links and Show Notes
The Evolution of Cooperation
by Robert Axelrod
On the legacy and impact of John von Neumann [03:23 – 09:36]
On the convergence of Artificial Intelligence and Game Theory [10:06 – 20:14]
Reverse engineering the relationship between an Advertiser and User using Game Theory [21:38 – 27:31]
Algorithmic Game Theory, Hal Varian, and the role of a Founding Economist in a Startup [29:03 – 33:07]
The Power of Incentives [33:44 – 38:19]
Game Theory vs. Mechanism Design [38:34 – 45:34]
Game Theory vs. Mechanism Design featuring Prof. Narahari’s favourite example [45:48 – 53:16]
Rethinking the Value Proposition of Social Media from a Game Theoretic perspective [54:16 – 01:02:41]
The Relationship between Behavioural Economics and Game Theory [01:03:44 – 01:09:57]
The Conflict between Intuition and Optimization [01:11:10 – 01:15:37]
Favourite Books [01:15:58 – 01:16:28]
Prof. Narahari’s advice for a young student today [01:16:53 – 01:19:11]
Prof. Narahari’s Dream Dinner [01:19:20 – 01:19:56]
What Success means to Prof. Narahari [01:20:04 – 01:24:44]
The Best Piece of Advice Prof. Narahari has ever received [01:24:52 – 01:28:04]
Something Prof. Narahari believes in that nobody agrees with him on [01:28:14 – 01:28:59]
Prof. Narahari’s Guest Recommendation for ContraMinds [01:29:11 – 01:30:37]
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