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. From October 2001 to June 2002, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles. In 2010 I was short-term visiting scholar at the Department of Automatic Control of Lund University and at the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 2005 I have been Assistant Professor of Operations Research with the Engineering Faculty, University of Palermo. I am affiliated with Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica of the same University. Since 2012 to 2014 I am visiting research fellow at the Department of Mathematics, University of Trento. I am currently visiting the Department of Engineering Science of Oxford University. My research interests are in the field of Optimization problems, Manufacturing Systems, Inventory Control, 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 Dynamic Games and Applications since 2011, and of IEEE Trans on Automatic Control since 2013. I have also been general chair of the 6th Spain, Italy, and Netherlands Meeting on Game Theory (SING 6).