Chenna Reddy Cotla is a PhD candidate in Computational Social Science. He has a first degree in Information Technology from Indian Institute of Information Technology. Before coming to George Mason, he worked as a Graduate Research Assistant in Machine Learning and Soft Computing group at DISI, University of Genoa, Italy. His research interests are centered on understanding the complexity of human cooperation using a methodological synergy between behavioral experimentation and agent based modeling. He works closely with Experimental Economists and Cognitive Scientists along with Computational Social Scientists for his Dissertation work. He currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant for Prof. Ragan Petrie and Prof. Marco Castillo at the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES), George Mason University.
Publications & Presentations:
Cotla, C. R. (2011). A memory-based account of the Spatial Prisoner’s Dilemma. In L. Carlson, C. Holscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the cognitive science society (pp. 342– 347). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Cotla, C. R. (2011). Dynamics of cooperation in Spatial Prisoner’s Dilemma of memory-based players. In S. Osinga, G. J. Hofstede, & T. Verwart (Eds.), Emergent results of artificial economics, lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems (pp. 191–200). Springer-Verlag.
Cotla C. R. (2012). Behavioral heterogeneity and the dynamics of cooperation in spatial public goods games. (manuscript submitted).
Cotla C. R. (2012). Small world network property and the dynamics of cooperation in a population of memory based players. (manuscript submitted).
Gulden, T. R., Cotla, C. R., Hailegiorgis, A., & Crooks, A. (2011). A generic vegetation growth sub-model in a large human/environment interaction model of East Africa. Proceedings of Computational Social Science Society of America Annual Conference. Santa Fe, NM.
Gulden, T. R., Harrison, J. F., Cotla, C. R., & Crooks, A. (2012). The climate for refugees: An integrated model of human/environment interaction and migration under stress. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making, San Francisco, CA.
Kennedy, W.G., Cotla, C. R., Gulden, T. R., Coletti, M., & Cioffi, C. (2012). Validation of a household model of societies in East Africa. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making, San Francisco, CA.
Kennedy, W.G., Cotla, C. R., Gulden, T. R., Coletti, M., & Cioffi, C. (2012). Towards validating a model of households and societies of East Africa. Accepted for presentation at The 4th World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS), Taipei, Taiwan.