Prof. Dr. Thomas Pitz

Game Theory can be seen as the study of strategic situations and decision making. Game theoretic models are frequently used to analyze and predict economic and social behavior. The models are influenced by Biology, Computer Science, Philosophy and Psychology.

The main focus of game theoretic investigations at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science is to develop and provide methods, solutions and tools for a wide range of applications which conclude e. g. the design of institutions, bargaining and negotiation and strategic decision making of firms.

Prof. Dr. Pitz was born in Heilbronn (Germany). He studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University Darmstadt. He wrote his thesis on the simulation of action types in social systems at the department of Logic and Philosophy of Science.

Afterwards, he worked many years in several research projects on Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Distributed Artificial Intelligence at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Laboratory for Experimental Economics in Bonn and at the Vernon Smith Laboratory at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

His main research interests are interdisciplinary applications of Analytic Philosophy, Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Distributed Artificial Intelligence. His research projects are related to the analysis of geopolitical crises, social conflict scenarios, human traffic behavior and learning theories in economics.