Carla Groenland, a master student from the University of Amsterdam who has been a trainee at CWI’s Networks & Optimization research group, was chosen as the runner-up in the finale for the UvA Master Thesis Award 2018. She was awarded for her research in game theory, which she did at CWI. David Dalenberg won the first prize and Robert Verschuren the third. The three winners received their awards on Saturday 9 June in Amsterdam.
The master thesis of second-prize winner Carla Groenland is about game-theoretical research on the effect of anticipation. She studied the impact of limited lookahead in congestion games, which provides insights to questions like: "Do you opt for the shortest queue in the supermarket or not, if you consider someone as a slow payer?"
Groenland pursued her master thesis studies as a trainee in the Networks & Optimization group at CWI. Her thesis supervisor Guido Schäfer (CWI and VU), says: “I am proud that Carla received this prize for her thesis. Her study fits very well to the research of our group and contributes to a yet underexplored direction of anticipation in game theory. It was a great pleasure to collaborate with her.”
In total there were 92 competitors with 7 finalists (one per faculty), and Groenland was elected as the best nominee for the UvA FNWI faculty.
SPUI25 in Spe, the youth editors of academic-cultural stage, made podcasts or all 7 finalists. The episodes last about half an hour. The podcast of Carla Groenland (FNWI and CWI trainee) is about game theoretical research on the effect of anticipation.
- N&O group https://www.cwi.nl/research/groups/networks-and-optimization
- Master thesis title: The effect of anticipation on stability and efficiency in congestion games
- Source (in Dutch) at UvA Alumni : http://alumni.uva.nl/gedeelde-content/nieuws/nieuwsberichten/2018/06/david-dalenberg-wint-uva-scriptieprijs-2018.html