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ESP Biography

ABEER DAHIYA, Stanford freshman studying Symbolic Systems

Major: Undeclared

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Learner, debater, casual political cartoonist, developer, amateur essayist on public policy, history, films and music; modern history buff, lover of game theory, permanent member of the Cult of Feynman, amateur critic and guitarist. Firm believer in the idea that if all science is either physics or stamp-collecting, then all politics is either economics or butterfly-hunting in the Sahara.

Freshman interested in majoring in Symbolic Systems with a decision theory track or economics.

Past Classes

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S7229: Political Games in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
This class is an introductory 'mini-course' in the fundamentals of game theory, introducing basic mathematical concepts like permutations, combinations, factorials and probabilities, as well as basic game theory problems and competitive models, such as the Prisoner's Dilemma, 'Chicken', The 'Battle of the Sexes' and the monopolistic 'trade war'. Students will develop and critique strategies of their own for case studies and draw interdisciplinary connections between history, law, economics, business and the natural sciences using game-theoretic approaches.