News

  • [June/2017] ATP members, Pedro Mendes and Sofia Teixeira, were recently awarded PhD scholarship from FCT-Portugal to develop research@ATP.

  • [April/2017] ATP member, Francisco C. Santos, was awarded the 2017 Young Scientist Award for Socio and Econophysics of the German Physical Society. This award recognizes outstanding original contributions to a better understanding of socio-economic systems.

  • [Fev/2017] ATP member, Vítor V. Vasconcelos, successfully defended his PhD thesis at Universidade do Minho, achieving the highest distinction!

  • [Mar/2016] ATP member, Flávio Pinheiro, successfully defended his PhD thesis at Universidade do Minho, achieving the highest distinction!

  • [April/2016] ATP member, Francisco C. Santos, was the recipient of the scientific award Universidade de Lisboa/Caixa Geral de Depósitos 2016, an annual prize of the University of Lisbon awarding the merit of his scientific activity.

  • [Jan/2014] ATP member, Fernando P. Santos, was recently awarded a PhD scholarship from FCT to develop research@ATP on the evolution of social norms.

  • [Jan/2013] ATP member, Vítor Vasconcelos, has been awarded the prestigious Gulbenkian Prize “Stimulus to Research”, with a project entitled Many-body Physics and the Sustainability of the Planet

Recent Publications

  • Social Norms of Cooperation With Costly Reputation Building
    Fernando P. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco and Francisco C. Santos,
    accepted in AAAI 2018.

  • Structural power and the evolution of collective fairness in social networks
    Fernando P. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco, Ana Paiva and Francisco C. Santos,
    PLoS One 118, 058301 (2017).

  • 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).

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

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

  • An evolutionary game theoretic approach to multi-sector coordination and self-organization
    Fernando P. Santos, Sara Encarnação, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco
    Entropy 18,2 (2016) 152

  • Linking Individual and Collective Behavior in Adaptive Social Networks
    Flávio L. Pinheiro, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco
    Physical Review Letters 116 (2016) 128702

  • Social Norms of Cooperation in Small-Scale Societies
    Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco
    PLoS Computational Biology 12 (2016) e1004709378

  • More Publications

Selected Publications

Stochastic dynamics through hierarchically embedded Markov chains
Vítor V. Vasconcelos, Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco
Physical Review Letters 118, 058301 (2017).

Linking Individual and Collective Behavior in Adaptive Social Networks
Flávio L. Pinheiro, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco
Physical Review Letters 116 (2016) 128702
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, Juval Portugali
Royal Society Open Science 3 (2016) 160753
e-link

Social Norms of Cooperation in Small-Scale Societies
Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco
PLoS-Computational Biology 12 (2016) e1004709378
e-link

Evolutionary dynamics of collective index insurance
Jorge M. Pacheco, Francisco C. Santos, Simon A. Levin
Journal of Mathematical Biology 72 (2016) 997-1010 abstract

Co-evolutionary Dynamics of Collective Action with Signaling for a Quorum
Jorge M. Pacheco, Vítor V. Vasconcelos, Francisco C. Santos, Brian Skyrms
PLoS Computational Biology 11 (2) (2015) e1004101
e-link

The ecology of cancer from an evolutionary game theory perspective
Jorge M. Pacheco, Francisco C. Santos, David Dingli
Interface focus 4 (2014) 20140019
e-link

The Origin of peer influence in social networks
Flávio L. Pinheiro, Marta D. Santos, Francisco C. Santos and Jorge M. Pacheco
Physical Review Letters 112, 9 (2014) 098702
abstract

Climate policies under wealth inequality
Vítor V. Vasconcelos, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco and Simon A. Levin
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 111 (6) (2014)
e-link

A bottom-up institutional approach to cooperative governance of risky commons
Vítor V. Vasconcelos, Francisco C. Santos and Jorge M. Pacheco
Nature Climate Change published online (2013)
e-link News&Views

Fractal cartography of urban areas
Sara Encarnação, Marcos Gaudiano, Francisco C. Santos, José A. Tenedório, Jorge M. Pacheco
Nature Scientific Reports 2 (2012) 527
e-link

Risk of collective failure provides an escape from the tragedy of the commons
Francisco C. Santos and Jorge M. Pacheco,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 108 (26) 10421-10425 (2011)
pre-print abstract

Tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy can cure chronic myeloid leukemia without hitting leukemic stem cells
Tom Lenaerts, Jorge M. Pacheco, Arne Traulsen, David Dingli
Haematologica 95 (2010) 900-907

Cancer phenotype as the outcome of an evolutionary game between normal and malignant cells
D. Dingli, F.A.C.C. Chalub, F. C. Santos, S. Van Segbroeck, J. M. Pacheco
British Journal of Cancer 101 1130-1136 (2009)
pdf

Neutral evolution in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
David Dingli, Lucio Luzzatto, Jorge M. Pacheco
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 105 (2008) 18496
pdf e-link

Social diversity promotes the emergence of cooperation in public goods games
Francisco C. Santos, Marta D. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco
Nature 454 (2008) 213-216
pdf e-link press

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Origin, Development, Response To Therapy, And Relapse
David Dingli, Arne Traulsen, Jorge M. Pacheco
Clinical Leukemia 2 (2008) 133-139
pdf e-link

Evolutionary Dynamics of Social Dilemmas in Structured Heterogeneous Populations
Francisco C. Santos, J. M. Pacheco, Tom Lenaerts
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA103 (2006) 3490-3494
e-link press

Coevolution of strategy and structure in complex networks with dynamical linking
J. M. Pacheco, Arne Traulsen, Martin A. Nowak
Physical Review Letters 97 (2006) 258103
pdf e-link

Scale-Free networks provide a unifying framework for the Emergence of Cooperation
Francisco C. Santos, J. M. Pacheco
Physical Review Letters 95 (2005) 098104
pdf e-link