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Dag Sørebø

Summer School

Class of 2003


Dag’s academic career at the University of Bergen, Norway started with his doing Mathematics and Computer Science at undergraduate level before switching to Organization Theory and Administration at an intermediate level. At present he is working on a thesis in fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Candidatus Philologiae (Master by Research). He has spent time at the University of Newcastle, Australia, taking in seminars on Cognitive Science Seminar and courses in Rationality Theory and Philosophy of Science. He plans to apply for an overseas Master’s programme in Cognitive Science in 2004.

Professionally, Dag worked for 6 years in the Norwegian Army and 5 years part-time as an IT consultant. Among his assignments were three oil companies, a TV station, a high school, a company in language technology, and general work as a computer instructor. He has also been a part-time assistant teacher in Philosophy. Since January 2001 he has built up his own enterprise, “Norsk Sikkerhetsinstitutt”, which offers advise, tuition and consulting services in security and safety issues and total quality management.

Project: Molyneaux’s question, Cellular Automata and the Prisoners’ Dilemma.

In this study, we consider Cellular Automata (CA) under mathematical constraints derived from the Prisoner’s Dilemma (PD). An algorithm for simulating play between the 256 elementary CA in a round-robin Iterated PD tournament is implemented, and the results for each CA is computed and plotted. Results suggest that the CA can be grouped in four categories with respect to outcome under the experimental setup in this study.

Favorite Three-Color Cellular Automaton

Rule Chosen: 1448678256028

Additional Information

Sørebø, D. “Molyneaux’s Question, Cellular Automata and the Prisoners’ Dilemma–and the Road Ahead.” Presentation at NKS 2004, Boston, MA, 2004. [abstract]