This PhD project investigates fundamental questions relating to the amount of information, including how and where this should be provided, to produce the onset of behaviours that boost performance and enhance resilience of spatially embedded infrastructure.

A new understanding of the decision dynamics will be achieved through a multilayer network approach where the reward is perceived and transmitted through direct exposure, through an imperfect information layer and a non spatially embedded social network. The preference for one choice over the others does not solely depends on the individuals experience of that option, nor just on the experience of immediate neighbours.

PhD Candidate: Toby E. Willis

Supervisory Team: Giuliano Punzo, Inaki Esanola

Project Status: Ongoing

Project Start Date: 25th October 2020

Keywords: Multilayer networks, game theory, information diffusion, infrastructure efficiency, social optimal

Funding Scheme: EPSRC Scholarship