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Olivia Chu

Olivia Chu

Department Quantitative and Computational Biology
Faculty Adviser Corina Tarnita
Year of Study G2
Undergraduate Institution New York University
Undergraduate Major Mathematics


Personal Bio I was born and raised in New York City, where I completed my undergraduate degree in Mathematics at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. While there, I was involved in biophysics research, which introduced me to the world of mathematical and quantitative biology. At Princeton, I study evolutionary game theory as it applies to human populations. In my free time, I enjoy listening to classic rock (and playing it on the guitar), watching NFL football, cooking, and karaoke-ing.
Fun Fact When I was a child, my grandmother gifted me Staples stock because my love of pens and office supplies made Staples my favorite store. I've been a stockholder ever since!
Research Keywords Game theory, Human behavior, Evolutionary dynamics
Research Pitch Currently, I am interested in how we can use evolutionary game theoretic models to study and understand groups of human populations. For example, how do group memberships affect behavior and the processing and spread of ideas? Motivated in part by behavioral phenomena discovered by social scientists, I aim to build mathematical models to better understand and predict human behavior.
Meet and Greet 10/12 Yes, I will attend
Meet and Greet 10/13 Yes, I will attend.
Meet and Greet 10/17 No, I will not attend
Meal for Mentoring 11/14 Yes, I will attend.
Meal for Mentoring 11/15 Yes, I will attend.


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