I am a game theorist, a research software developer and a postdoctoral researcher in game theory with a number of publications and a record of securing research funding. I have experience in science communication, this includes delivering invited keynote talks at computer software conferences.
- Game Theory: The iterated prisoner's dilemma, training of strategies, evolutionary dynamics, and emergence of behaviour.
- Software development: Developing research software and contributing to open source projects.
Postdoctoral Researcher 2020-present
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
- Member of the Dynamics of Social Behavior group.
- 2021: A bibliometric study of research topics, collaboration and centrality in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma Nikoleta E. Glynatsi and Vincent A. Knight - Humanities and Social Sciences Communications - Preprint
- 2020: Using a theory of mind to find best responses to memory-one strategies Nikoleta E. Glynatsi and Vincent A. Knight - Scientific Reports - Preprint
- 2018: Reinforcement Learning Produces Dominant Strategies for the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma. Marc Harper, Vincent Knight, Martin Jones, Georgios Koutsovoulos, Nikoleta Glynatsi, Owen Campbell - PLOS One - Preprint
- 2018: An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Model of Rhino Horn Devaluation. Nikoleta E. Glynatsi, Vincent Knight, Tamsin Lee. Ecological Modelling - Preprint
- 2018: Evolution Reinforces Cooperation with the Emergence of Self-Recognition Mechanisms: an empirical study of the Moran process for the iterated Prisoner’s dilemma. Vincent Knight, Marc Harper, Nikoleta E. Glynatsi, Owen Campbell - PLOS ONE - Preprint.
- 2016: An open framework for the reproducible study of the Iterated prisoner’s dilemma. Vincent Knight, Owen Campbell, Marc Harper et all - Journal of Open Research Software
- A meta analysis of tournaments and an evaluation of performance in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma. Nikoleta E. Glynatsi and Vincent A. Knight - Preprint
- Game Theory and Python: An educational tutorial to game theory and repeated games using Python Nikoleta E. Glynatsi and Vincent A. Knight - Submitted to the Journal of Open Source Education - Available on GitHub
- Recognising and evaluating the effectiveness of extortion in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma. Vincent Knight, Marc Harper, Nikoleta E. Glynatsi, Jonathan Gillard - Preprint
- Continuing Fellowship Funds - £600
- Student Travel Award for JupyterCon - $3000
- Cardiff University CUROP Award: Further game theoretic dynamics of Rhino poaching - £2100
- Student Travel Award of SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting - £80
- Student Travel Award of SIAM UKIE National Student Chapter - £40
- Funded to attend Summer School on Network Theory in France approximately - £900
- EURO bursary for the NATCOR course on Stochastic Modelling - £325
- Sustainable Software Institute Fellowship - £3000
- Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI)
- Member of PyDiff and PyData Cardiff
- Member of SWORDS and the OR Society
- Member of Phoenix Project
- Volunteer for PyCon NA 2017 and 2018
- Volunteer, Speaker and co organiser of SoapBox Science Cardiff
- Volunteer for PyCon UK
- Coach for Django Girls and co organiser of Django Girls UK
- Member and treasurer of SIAM-Chapter Cardiff University
- Co organiser of Women in Mathematics Cardiff University
PhD in Game Theory 2016-2020
School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
- Thesis: Understanding responses to environments for the Prisoner’s Dilemma; A machine learning approach
MSc in Operational Research and Applied Statistics 2015-2016
School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
- Thesis: The Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma
- Thesis Mark: 82/100
- Graduated with: Distinction
BA in Business Planning and Information Systems 2011-2015
School of Management and Economy, Technological Educational Institute of Patras
- Thesis: Research on the allocation of students in Business Administration Departments
- Thesis Mark: 10/10
- GPA: 7.8/10
- Intership: Registry Office Assistant
- I won 1st place at the 3 Minute Thesis organised in the Mathematics Department of Cardiff University in 2017.
- I won 2nd place for a poster presentation at the SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting in 2018.
- I won 3rd place at the 3 Minute Thesis by the Doctoral Academy of Cardiff University in 2018.
- I was awarded “Graduate Tutor/Demonstrator of the Year” by the Enriching Student Life Awards of Cardiff University in 2019.
- I was nominated by the students of the Mathematics Department at Cardiff University for the “Most approachable / friendliest member of staff” in 2019.
- I was amongst the few selected applicants to present my work at STEM for Britain 2019 which takes place in the Houses of Parliament.
- Greek: Native
- English: Fluent