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Adam Brandenburger, PhD

J.P. Valles Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
Distinguished Professor, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Member, NYU Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making
Associated Faculty Member, NYU Center for Data Science

Adam Brandenburger holds appointments at New York University as J.P. Valles Professor at the Stern School of Business, Distinguished Professor at the Polytechnic School of Engineering, member of the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making, and associated faculty member of the Center for Data Science.  He was a professor at Harvard Business School from 1987 to 2002.  Adam was a pioneer of the "epistemic" approach to game theory, which studies the effect of how players in games reason about one another (including how they reason about other players' reasoning) on how games are played.  His book The Language of Game Theory (World Scientific, 2014) collects together much of his work in this area.  He also developed (with Harborne Stuart) the concept of a "biform game," which is a model of strategy as moves that affect how value is created and divided among the players in a game.  His book Co-opetition (with Barry Nalebuff, Doubleday, 1996) applies this idea to business strategy.  Among Adam's current projects are: studying the effects of giving players in a game access to quantum rather than classical information resources; developing a procedure for inferring players' reasoning from their observed behavior.  Adam received his B.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge.