Feng Fu

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Steering Committee Member of Quantitative Social Science Program
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Data Science

At Dartmouth, my group's research focuses on:
Evolutionary Game Theory with Applications: Population Structure and Evolution of Cooperation;
- Computational Social Science: Evolutionary Dynamics of Human Behavior and Social Networks;
- Biomedical Data Science: Dynamics of Cancer Evolution and Treatment;
- Public Health Data Science: Behavioral Epidemiology and Network-based Interventions;
- Computational Neuroscience: E/I Imbalance Hypothesis and Neural Synchronization.

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This interdisciplinary field of our research has a significant data science component, and integrates applied mathematics, social science, and computer science, evolutionary biology, and statistical physics. Our research aims to facilitate and promote interdisciplinary research that has a foundation on mathematics and also to synergistically connect evolutionary game theory with data science through data-driven mathematical modeling of real-world applications that have broad and significant impact on our society.

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+1 (603) 646 2293
210 Kemeny Hall, Mathematics
HB 6188
Quantitative Social Science
B.S. Fudan University, 2004
Ph.D. Peking University, 2010

Selected Publications

Matthew I. Jones, Scott D. Pauls, and Feng Fu (2021). Random choices facilitate solutions to collective network coloring problems by artificial agents. iScience, 24, no. 4 (2021): 102340. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102340

Ho-Chun Herbert Chang, and Feng Fu (2021). Elitism in mathematics and inequality. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications8(1): 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-00680-y

Xin Wang, Antonio D. Sirianni, Shaoting Tang, Zhiming Zheng, and Feng Fu (2020). Public discourse and social network echo chambers driven by socio-cognitive biases. Physical Review X 10, no. 4: 041042. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevX.10.041042

Xingru Chen, and Feng Fu (2019). Imperfect vaccine and hysteresis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286: 20182406. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2406

Xin Wang, Zhiming Zheng, and Feng Fu (2019). Steering Eco-Evolutionary Game Dynamics with Manifold Control. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 476: 20190643. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2019.0643

Tucker E Evans, and Feng Fu (2018). Opinion formation on dynamic networks: identifying conditions for the emergence of partisan echo chambers. Royal Society Open Science, 5: 181122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181122

Feng Fu, Nicholas A. Christakis, James H. Fowler (2017). Dueling biological and social contagions. Scientific Reports, 7: 43634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43634

Te Wu, Long Wang, Feng Fu (2017). Coevolutionary dynamics of phenotypic diversity and contingent cooperation. PLoS Computational Biology 13: e1005363. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005363

Feng Fu, Sarah D. Kocher, Martin A. Nowak (2015). The risk-return trade-off between solitary and eusocial reproduction. Ecology Letters, 18: 74-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12392

Feng Fu, Martin A. Nowak, Sebastian Bonhoeffer (2015). Spatial heterogeneity in drug concentrations can facilitate the emergence of resistance to cancer therapy. PLoS Computational Biology,11(3): e1004142.

Alison L. Hill, Daniel I. S. Rosenbloom, Feng Fu, Martin A. Nowak, RF Siliciano (2014). Predicting outcomes of treatments to eradicate the HIV latent reservoir. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111: 13475-13480. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1406663111

Hirokazu Shirado, Feng Fu, James H. Fowler, Nicholas A. Christakis (2013). Quality versus Quantity of Social Ties in Experimental Cooperative Networks. Nature Communications, 4: 2814. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3814

Feng Fu, Martin A. Nowak, Nicholas A. Christakis, James H. Fowler (2012). The Evolution of Homophily. Scientific Reports, 2: 845 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep00845

Feng Fu, Corina E. Tarnita, Nicholas A. Christakis, Long Wang, David G. Rand, Martin A. Nowak (2012). Evolution of in-group favoritism. Scientific Reports, 2: 460. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep00460

Feng Fu, Daniel I. Rosenbloom, Long Wang, Martin A. Nowak (2011). Imitation dynamics of vaccination behaviour on social networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 278: 42-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.1107

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