Michael Price is a postdoctoral scholar in the HEnDy lab at Penn State. He specializes in human behavioral ecology, focusing particularly on the mathematical and computer modeling of human behavior. Some of the models he uses are: optimal foraging theory, costly signaling, evolutionary game theory, and agent based modeling. He was born and raised in the Indonesian province of Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) on the island of New Guinea. His PhD thesis from Stanford U developed novel evolutionary approaches toward understanding human decision making with a set new models for behavioral ecology. He is currently developing an agent based model of Indigenous subsistence, land use, climate and fauna for the Martu Ecological Anthropology Project.