Dr. Azhar Iqbal
Head of Game-theoretical and Mathematical Modelling
Born in Pakistan, Australian national. Dr Iqbal is an applied mathematician and a theoretical physicist specializing in exploring the intriguing and counter-intuitive aspects of quantum mechanical phenomena of entanglement and complex superposition using the mathematical tools and solution-concepts of the established branch of mathematics called game theory. His current research interests are the applications of game theory in the areas of cybersecurity, politics, bargaining/negotiations, cancer modelling, and host-migrant interaction. He is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer (2013-present) at the School of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide, and the Founder/CEO of INTERACTIVE DECISIONS—a game theory consulting based in Adelaide. He received a BSc (Hons) form the University of Sheffield and a PhD from the University of Hull. He was an Assistant Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (2013-2014), Australian Research Council’s postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Adelaide (2007-2011), and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science’s postdoctoral research fellow at the Kochi University of Technology (2006-2007).