Alessandro Betti received the M.S. Degree in theoretical physics in 2006 form the University of Pisa, Italy. He is currently a PhD candidate in computer science in a joint program awarded from the Universities of Florence, Pisa, and Siena. His main research interests include machine learning and foundational aspects of vision.
Mark Broom obtained a BA (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1989, followed by an MSc in Statistics (1990) and a PhD in Mathematics (1993) at the University of Sheffield. He then held a postdoctoral research position again at Sheffield (1993-5) and a temporary lecturing position at the University of Glasgow (1995-6). He joined the University of Sussex as a Lecturer in 1996, where he worked until the end of 2009, most recently as Reader in Mathematics, and he was the Head of the Department of Mathematics from 2007 to 2009. Mark was appointed as Professor of Mathematics at City University in January 2010. He has supervised 14 PhD/DPhil students (7 of them funded by EPSRC or NERC). He has won 19 grants to support his work, including the current EU Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) grant number 690817 where he is Project Coordinator, involving a consortium of eleven universities in the EU and North America (January 2016-December 2019). In 2017 he organised the major conference Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution at City. Mark is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Theoretical Biology, Dynamic Games and Applications and the Journal of Dynamics and Games. His research interests are in Mathematical Biology, in particular Evolutionary Game Theory, and he has published over 130 papers. This includes both theoretical work on general games and the modelling of specific animal behaviours. Main research areas include multiplayer game theory, models of food stealing (kleptoparasitism), the signalling behaviour of prey species, and evolutionary processes in structured populations. In 2013, together with Jan Rychtář, he completed the book Game-Theoretical Models in Biology published by Chapman and Hall. The second edition is currently being prepared.