Educational Sciences and Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics and Modelling of Behaviour and Culture
This research focuses on the mathematical modelling of phenomena in cultural evolution.
Ongoing research projects
The project studies the emergence and consequences of new technologier for information dispersal and processing in a new way, based on evolutionary thinking. How do digital information technologies transform cultural evolution, and what are the likely effects on individuals and society?
Project manager at MDU: Fredrik Jansson
Main financing: Marianne och Markus Wallenbergs stiftelse
The purpose is to improve our understanding of the structure of increasing subsequences in random permutations. This is a natural first step towards the greater goal of creating a theory of random permutations analogous to the rich existing theory of random graphs.
Project manager at MDU: Jonas Sjöstrand
Main financing: Vetenskapsrådet
The main purpose of this project is to test how far a domain-general approach to language learning can go. Most models of artificial language learning available are not cognitively plausible, and our aim is to demonstrate that sequence memory, chunking, and generalizing are sufficient to learn language.
Project manager at MDU: Jérome Michaud
Main financing: The Swedish Research Council