Stochastic Dynamics of Cooperation (STOCOOP)

Type: National Project Project

Duration: from 2021 Jan 01 to 2023 Dec 31

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: Universidade do Minho (University) - Braga, Portugal

We shall address problems involving the self-organization of Cooperative behaviour in connection with: the emergence and robustness of social norms; the mitigation of the devastating effects of global warming; the control of orbital debris; the selforganized adoption of index-insurances; the ecology of cancer, dynamics of polarization in social networks, among other topics. Despite the disparity of scales and problem types to be addressed, the mathematical foundations and techniques employed in their analysis all fall into similar paradigms, where stochasticity, delay, and complex adaptive networks provide the glue that unites such a plethora of seemingly unrelated problems.


  • Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Other) -Portugal
  • R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal
  • Universidade do Minho (University) - Braga, Portugal

Principal Investigators