Discrete Math/Operations Research/Game Theory
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Discrete Rather than Continuous
Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. In contrast to real numbers that have the property of varying "smoothly", the objects studied in discrete mathematics - such as integers, graphs, and statements in logic - do not vary smoothly in this way, but have distinct, separated values.
My primary research interest lies in game theory, specifically the theory of matching games. Matching games are n-player cooperative games, in which players care about the identity of players with whom they are "matched" -- examples include "the marriage game", labor markets, and the modeling of economic markets with indivisible goods. Other interests within game theory are the study of power in legislative bodies and the theory of money. Outside of game theory, I have collaborated on several research papers in graph theory.