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EECS 495: Game Theory and Networked Systems

Quarter Offered

Spring : TuTh 2-3:20 ; Wei; Berry

Prerequisites

Linear Algebra (e.g. Math 240 or GenEng 205-1), Probability (e.g. EECS 302), basic optimization and mathematical maturity.

Description

The strategic interactions among multiple agents is a fundamental feature of many networked systems. Examples include peering agreements among Internet Service Providers, licensing agreements for wireless spectrum, designing the right incentives for crowdsourcing platforms, competition among producers of electricity, engaging robotic groups to cooperate. Game theory is a basic tool for understanding such interactions. This course gives an interdisciplinary introduction to the fundamentals of game theory and it applications to such networked systems. 

The pre-requisites are basic optimization and mathematical maturity or consent of the instructor.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR(S): Prof. Ermin Wei & Prof. Randall Berry

TEXTBOOK: We will be using “Economic Modeling in Networking a Primer” by R. Berry and  R. Johari as a main textbook  (content can be accessed at http://web.stanford.edu/~rjohari/pdf/BerJoh13Economic.pdf) and “Game Theory” By D. Fudenberg and J. Tirole as a supplement reading.

GRADING: The course will have bi-weekly assignments, one midterm and a final project.