Alexander Isakov

Postdoctoral Associate

Alexander Isakov

Alexander Isakov

Postdoctoral Associate

Alexander Isakov holds a BA (physics and math) and PhD (physics) from Harvard University. He enjoys collaborations on interesting problems regardless of “discipline” – from physics (synchronization of oscillators) to game theory (institutional punishment and evolution of society). Alexander’s work with the Human Nature Lab has largely focused on the "antagonistic" side of networks. For example: how do groups solve the collective action problem to create (violent) raiding parties, and what role to leaders play? Can we control network effects through targeted interventions? How do networks with negative ties behave? Outside of formal academic work, Alexander enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, inventing, and thinking about modeling big problems.

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