Price, Mike


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Grad Status: 
Dissertation Writer

I study human behavioral ecology, focusing particularly on the mathematical and computer modeling of human behavior. Some of the models I use are: optimal foraging theory, costly signaling, evolutionary game theory, and agent based modeling. I was born and raised in the Indonesian province of Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) on the island of New Guinea. I received my Bachelor's degree in Physics from Harvey Mudd College. After graduating from Harvey Mudd and prior to matriculating at Stanford I worked as an aerospace engineer. I draw on the technical skills I learned as a physicist and engineer in my anthropological studies.