Fernando P. Santos


List of publications

  • Evolution of Collective Fairness in Hybrid Populations of Humans and Agents
    Fernando P. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco, Ana Paiva and Francisco C. Santos
    AAAI'2019 (2019)
    (accepted)

  • Social norm complexity and past reputations in the evolution of cooperation
    Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M.Pacheco
    Nature, vol. 555, pp. 242-245 (2018)
    (abstract) (sharedIt link)
    (news and views by C. Efferson and E. Fehr)
    (Featured on 8-Mar-18 issue cover)
    (Nature blog)

  • Paths to the adoption of electric vehicles: An evolutionary game theoretical approach
    Sara A. Encarnação, Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco, Juval Portugali, and Vered Blass
    Transportation Research Part B, vol. 113, pp. 24-33, (2018)
    (abstract)

  • Social Norms of Cooperation With Costly Reputation Building
    Fernando P. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco and Francisco C. Santos
    AAAI'2018 (2018)
    (pdf)

  • Engineering Pro-Sociality with Autonomous Agents
    Ana Paiva, Fernando P. Santos and Francisco C. Santos
    AAAI'2018 (2018)
    *winner of Blue Sky Award sponsored by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC)
    (pdf)

  • Indirect Reciprocity and Costly Assessment in Multiagent Systems (student track)
    Fernando P. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco and Francisco C. Santos
    AAAI'2018 (2018)
    *selected as a finalist to participate in 3MT presentation contest
    (pdf)

  • Local Wealth Redistribution Promotes Cooperation in Multiagent Systems
    Flávio L. Pinheiro, Fernando P. Santos
    AAMAS'2018 (2018)
    (abstract)

  • Structural power and the evolution of collective fairness in social networks
    Fernando P. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco, Ana Paiva, Francisco C. Santos
    PLOS ONE 12 (4), e0175687 (2017).
    (abstract) (pdf)

  • Stochastic Dynamics through Hierarchically Embedded Markov Chains
    Vítor V. Vasconcelos, Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos and Jorge M. Pacheco
    Physical Review Letters 118, 058301 (2017).
    (abstract) (pdf)

  • Social Norms of Cooperation in Multiagent Systems (Doctoral Consortium)
    Fernando P. Santos
    in Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2017), pp. 1859-1861, IFAAMAS (2017)
    (abstract)

  • The Role of Execution Errors in Populations of Ultimatum Bargaining Agents
    Fernando P. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco, Ana Paiva and Francisco C. Santos
    Conflict Resolution in Decision Making: Second International Workshop, COREDEMA 2016
    The Hague, The Netherlands, August 29-30, 2016
    Revised Selected Papers, pg. 36--50, Springer International Publishing (2017)
    (abstract)

  • Paradigm shifts and the interplay between state, business and civil sectors
    Sara Encarnação, Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Vered Blass, Jorge M. Pacheco and Juval Portugali
    Royal Society Open Science 3 160753 (2016).
    (abstract) (pdf)

  • Evolution of cooperation under indirect reciprocity and arbitrary exploration rates
    Fernando P. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco and Francisco C. Santos
    Scientific Reports 6: 37517 (2016).
    (abstract) (pdf)

  • Social norms of cooperation in small-scale societies
    Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, and Jorge M. Pacheco
    PLoS Computational Biology 12(1): e1004709 (2016).
    (abstract) (pdf)
    * cover of Jan/2016 issue

  • Dynamics of Fairness in Groups of Autonomous Learning Agents
    Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Francisco S. Melo, Ana Paiva and Jorge M. Pacheco
    Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Volume 10002 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 107-126 (2016).
    (abstract) (pdf)
    * best paper award at ALA 2016

  • An evolutionary game theoretic approach to multi-sector coordination and self-organization
    Fernando P. Santos, Sara Encarnação, Francisco C. Santos, Juval Portugali and Jorge M. Pacheco
    Entropy, 18(4), 152 (2016).
    (abstract) (pdf)

  • Execution errors enable the evolution of fairness in the Ultimatum Game
    Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Ana Paiva and Jorge M. Pacheco
    in Proceedings of the 22st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016)
    (online) (pdf)

  • Cooperation and reputation in primitive societies
    Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos and Jorge M. Pacheco
    in Proceedings of 15th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XV), July 2016.
    (online)(pdf)

  • Learning to be fair in multiplayer ultimatum games
    Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Francisco S. Melo, Ana Paiva and Jorge M. Pacheco
    in Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016), pp. 1381-1382, IFAAMAS, 2016.
    (abstract) (pdf)

  • Evolutionary dynamics of group fairness
    Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Ana Paiva and Jorge M. Pacheco
    Journal of Theoretical Biology 378 96-102 (2015).
    (abstract) (pdf)

  • The evolutionary perks of being irrational
    Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos and Ana Paiva
    in Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2015), pp. 1847-1848, IFAAMAS, 2015.
    (abstract) (pdf)

Dissertations

Dynamics of Reputation and the Self-organization of Cooperation
Fernando P. Santos
PhD Thesis, Instituto Superion Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2018
Jury: Seth Bullock (U Bristol, UK), Ernesto Costa (U Coimbra, Portugal), Alexandre Francisco (IST, U Lisboa, Portugal), Carles Sierra (IIIA CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)
(link)

The evolution of fairness under N-Person Ultimatum Games
Fernando P. Santos
MSc dissertation, Instituto Superion Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2013
(link)

Supervision

  • Henrique Fonseca (2018, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • Manuel Galamba (2018, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • António Miguel Góis (2018, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos and JM Pacheco)
  • Pedro Souto (2018, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • João Angelo dos Santos (2018, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • Diogo Abreu (2018, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • Miguel Dziergwa de Carvalho (2018, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos and FL Pinheiro)
  • Pedro Dias (2017, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • Carina Antunes (2016, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • Hugo Salgado Braz (2016, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • Mateus Cordeiro (2016, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • Francisco Pedro Durão (2015, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)
  • Volodymyr Balytskyy (2014, MSc Student, co-supervision with FC Santos)

About me

I am Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University, under the supervision of Prof. Simon A. Levin and supported by a James S. McDonnell Foundation Fellowship.

I completed my PhD (2018) at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Lisboa) under the supervision of Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco and Ana Paiva. I completed an MSc in Computer Science (2013) at IST, with a semester as exchange student at TU Delft. I worked as a research assistant at GAIPS (INESC-ID ) and as a member of the ATP-Group . I served as teaching assistant at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of IST, lecturing practical classes of Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures (Spring 2016, Spring 2017) and Object Oriented Programming (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017).

My research work is focused on the development of computational models to simulate and understand collective dynamics, specifically in what concerns the evolution of non-trivial behaviors such as cooperation and fairness. At the moment, I am concerned with 1) the role played by social norms and reputation systems in the evolution of cooperation; 2) the emergence of fairness in games involving groups and 3) the dynamics of strategic interactions that involve multiple sectors of a society.

From January to March 2017 I was a visiting student at Université Libre de Bruxelles, working under the supervision of Prof. Tom Lenearts (Machine Learning Group).

From March to July 2017 I was a visiting student research collaborator (VSRC) at Princeton University, working under the supervision of Prof. Simon A. Levin (Levin Lab, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology).

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