Mari Kawakatsu

Mari Kawakatsu

Ph.D. Candidate, Applied and Computational Mathematics

Princeton University


I am an incoming James S. McDonnell Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. I recently completed my PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University, where I was fortunate to be advised by Simon Levin, Naomi Leonard, and Corina Tarnita.

As a mathematical biologist and an applied mathematician, I use tools from evolutionary game theory, dynamical systems, and network science to explore mathematical and computational models of collective and emergent behavior in social systems. I am especially interested in understanding how inter-individual differences and population structures influence and are influenced by collective dynamics. My recent and current projects have focused on self-organized division of labor in ant colonies, hierarchies in adaptive networks, and cooperation and polarization in group-structured populations, among others.

Please feel free to contact me at [first name] dot [last name] at [princeton] dot [edu].