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Course number and title: EE218 Network economics and game theory
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: Not offered in 2011-12
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: Elective
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4hrs/week Meets twice weekly
Dicussion: none
Outside Study: 6hrs/week
Office Hours: 2hrs/week by instructor
Course Assessment:
Homework: 4 homework assignments
Exams: 1 midterm
Design: 2 design reports and 1 presentation
Grading Policy: Typically, 30% homework, 20% mid-term, 10% project proposal, 40% final project report & presentation
Course Prerequisites:
Catalog Description: This course is about the use of basic as well as advanced microeconomics and game theory concepts in the design, analysis and optimization of various engineering systems. We show how the strategic interaction emerging among networked applications, machines or tasks can be modeled as non-cooperative (games in normal form, extended form, repeated games) or cooperative games (coalitional games, bargaining etc.), and how the various solution concepts of these games can be used to design, analyze and improve existing and emerging networks and distributed systems. Advanced concepts such as repeated and stochastic games, auctions etc. will also be covered. The tools, methods and formalisms introduced in this course apply to a variety of network and distributed systems, which include multi-user wireless communications, sensor networks, cognitive radio networks, Internet 2, P2P networks, sponsored search, and cloud computing.  
Textbook and any related course material:
State-of-the-art review articles
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
Multi-agent interactions in engineering systems
Non-cooperative game theory as applied to engineering
Dynamic games of complete information
Advanced game representations
Shaping incentives in engineering games - Mechanisms, Auctions
Multi-agent learning and teaching
Teams of selfish agents: an introduction to coalitional game theory
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

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