by Dario Bauso, SIAM's Advances in Design and Control Series, in press
Description: Engineering systems are highly distributed collective systems—decisions, information, and objectives are distributed throughout—that have humans in the loop, and thus decisions may be influenced by socioeconomic factors. Engineering systems emphasize the potential of control and games beyond
traditional applications. Game theory can be used to design incentives to obtain socially desirable behaviors on the part of the players, for example, a change in the consumption patterns on the part of the “prosumers” (producers-consumers) or better redistribution of traffic.
This unique book addresses the foundations of game theory, with an emphasis on the physical intuition behind the concepts, an analysis of design techniques, and a discussion of new trends in the study of cooperation and competition in large complex distributed systems.
This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in industrial, aeronautical, manufacturing, civil, mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering. It is also designed for social scientists interested in quantitative methods for sociotechnical systems, biologists working on adaptation mechanisms and evolutionary dynamics, and physicists working on collective systems and synchronization phenomena.
Game Theory: Models, Numerical Methods and Applications
by Dario Bauso, Now Publishers, Oct. 2014, 166 pages
Description: This monograph provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of game theory covering the foundations of the theory of noncooperative and cooperative games, both static and dynamic. It also highlights new trends in cooperative differential games, learning, approachability (games with vector payoffs) and mean-field games (large number of homogeneous players). Based on courses given at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, this work emphasizes theoretical foundations, mathematical tools, modeling, and equilibrium notions in different environments.
The author uses a tutorial style to illustrate the major points so that the reader can quickly grasp the basics of each concept. The comprehensive reference list enables further research. This is the first tutorial to give such a concise and accessible introduction to the subject. It will be of use to all students, practitioners, and researchers looking to understand the basic concepts, models, and applications of game theory.
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I received the Laurea degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control and System Theory in 2004 from the University of Palermo, Italy. Since 2015 I have been with the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield (UK), where I am currently Reader in Control and Systems Engineering. Since 2005 I have also been with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica, University of Palermo (Italy), where I am currently Associate Professor of Operations Research. From 2012 to 2014 I was also Research Fellow at the Department of Mathematics, University of Trento (Italy).
I have been academic visitor in several universities.From October 2001 to June 2002, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles (USA). In 2010 I was short-term visiting scholar at the Department of Automatic Control of Lund University (Sweden) and at the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). In 2013 I was visiting lecturer at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford (UK) and at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London (UK).
My research interests are in the field of Optimization, Optimal and Distributed Control, and Game Theory. Since 2010 I am member of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society. I am Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IFAC Automatica, and Dynamic Games and Applications. I have also been general chair of the 6th Spain, Italy, and Netherlands Meeting on Game Theory (SING 6).