ECE 586GT: FALL 2017
Topics in Decision and Control: Static and Dynamic Game Theory
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COURE NOTES
LINK TO SPRING 2013 OFFERING OF COURSE
Description: Game theory is the theory of decision problems with multiple decision makers, often with conflicting objectives. The theory seeks to describe the actions of decision makers in various settings, and, in some cases, to aid in the design of incentives to steer the collective actions towards specified objectives. The course focuses on fundamental theory, with applications to a broad range of problems arising in networks, such as resource allocation, incentives for investment, and pricing.
Grading scheme: Homework (40%), two ninety minute midterms (20% each), project (20%).
Prerequisites: Familiarity with dynamic systems (at the level of ECE 515), background in probability theory (at the level of ECE 313, and preferably ECE 534), familiarity with the basics of linear and nonlinear programming (at the level of ECE 490).
Credit: 4 graduate hours
Assigned Reading: There will be no required text, but there will be selected readings from books, journal papers, and other information availalble online.
Meeting times: 9:30-10:50 a.m. TuTh in 3015 ECE Building
Instructor: Professor Bruce Hajek
Teaching assistant: Muhammed Sayin
Office hours:
BH: Wednesdays, 1-2pm, 105 CSL, MS: Mondays, 5-6pm, 101 CSL
Question and answer site: Piazza
Tentative summary of topics:
About the project: For the project you are to choose a topic related to the course content and understand and critically evaluate two or three major papers in that area. Then demonstrate knowledge of the papers by working an example based on a paper or possibly extending the theory of a paper. You will need to write a project report of five to ten pages in length, and prepare a fifteen minute presentation.
Additional policy:
Collaboration on the homework is permitted, however each student must write and submit independent solutions. Homework is due within the first 5 minutes of the class period on the due date. No late homework will be accepted (unless an extension is granted in advance by the instructor).
You may bring two sheets of notes to the first exam and three sheets of notes to the second exam. You may use both sides of the sheets, with font size 10 or larger printing
(or similar handwriting size). The examinations are closed book otherwise. Calculators, laptop computers, tables of integrals, etc. are not permitted.