Marta Couto

Ph.D. Student
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Max Planck Research Group Dynamics of Social Behavior
+ 49 4522 763-482
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My name is Marta Couto, I am originally from Porto (Portugal) and I am a PhD candidate at Dynamics of Social Behavior Research Group. I am interested in understanding a bit of the complex world we live in. Currently, I am working in mathematical models of cooperation, specifically on the dynamics among heterogeneous individuals, resorting to the framework of Evolutionary Game Theory.

I am a physicist by training (BSc by University of Porto and MSc by Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon). In my MSc project, I studied the evolution of cooperation through sanctioning institutions on collective dilemmas with Dr Francisco C. Santos and Dr Jorge M. Pacheco.

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