### Bilge Başer, *Ph.D. Candidate*

I am interested in epistemic game theory, mathematical programming, optimization, operations research, social network analysis and statistics. My research subject is combining epistemic game theory algorithms with optimization techniques. I am planning to transform epistemic models into a mathematical programming model and develop rapid and systematic solution methods for big problems. My plan is to do a double PhD degree at *Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University at Istanbul* and *Maastricht University*.

### Christian Nauerz, *Ph.D.*

I completed my PhD in 2016. I am very much interested in the intersection of Epistemic Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Bounded Rationality. With the tools of Epistemic Game Theory I model boundedly rational agents and try to understand what the resulting model says about the agents’ reasoning process. I am curious about questions like “*Which steps do agents go through to form their beliefs?*” or “*Do the reasoning steps implied by a solution concept correspond to what we think is a natural human approach?*“.

Moreover, I am interested in the similarities and differences of existing solution concepts for Bounded Rationality in Game Theory. I belief a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses will be important to develop models that can predict experimental outcomes over a wide variety of conditions.

### Andrés Perea, *Associate Professor*

My research nowadays focuses almost completely on Epistemic Game Theory — a modern approach to game theory which takes seriously the fact that we reason before making a choice. Indeed, if we must reach a decision, and know that the final result will also depend upon the decisions of other people, then it is natural to first form a belief about the likely choices of these other people. That is, we first reason about our opponents before making a choice ourselves.

Which beliefs about the opponents are plausible? What choices would we finally make if we reason in a specific way about our opponents? Can these choices be found by means of a recursive procedure? How would we change our belief in the light of new information? These are some of the main questions I am interested in.

### Elias Tsakas, *Associate Professor*

My research interests focus on epistemic game theory, evolutionary game theory, bounded rationality, as well as behavioral economics, experimental economics and epistemic logic. In particular, I am currently working mainly on models of bounded reasoning, which explicitly incorporate standard bounded rationality assumptions into the epistemic analysis of games.