Tilman Lesch

Before joining UBC’s Centre for Gambling Research, I completed my PhD at the Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute at the University of Cambridge, UK, on individual differences in decision-making under uncertainty. My PhD aimed at understanding how such differences are related to individuals’ willingness to engage in entrepreneurial behaviour. I am interested in investigating human behaviour from different perspectives, integrating knowledge about human cognition, brain mechanisms and formal decision-making models. I am particularly excited about applying data mining and other ‘Big Data’ tools to better understand larger trends of behaviour, to improve individuals’ decision-making and policy-making. At the Centre for Gambling Research, I am collaborating with BCLC to study online gambling behaviour, using machine learning to identify behavioural markers of disordered gambling.