Ph.D. course “Introduction to Game Theory and Applications”
18-22 january 2010 & 15-19 february 2010 @ Telecom ParisTech
by Prof. Fioravante Patrone and Dr. Stefano Moretti
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The aim of this course is to offer an overview of the main analytical tools for decision making in situations where agents interact. The program will present on the classical (and less classical) mathematical models in game theory.
The intended final goal is to focus on the critical aspects that emerge when such models are applied to real situations of different nature (telecommunications, molecular biology, social networks, etc.), and to facilitate the emergence of ideas for new applications and collaborations in a multidisciplinary setting, taking advantage of the different expertises of the participants.
The course will be given twice; the first time the 18-22 January 2010, the second time the 15-19 February 2010.
Contents at a glance (30 hours)
- non cooperative games (quick introduction, short recall of decision theory, game forms)
- solutions for non cooperative games in strategic form (dominance, Nash equilibrium, mixed strategies)
- extensive form games (extensive <–> strategic, backward induction, subgame equilibrium, basics of repeated games)
- bargaining problem (Nash solution, overview of other models)
- cooperative games and the core (examples, models and terminology, TU-games)
- solutions for TU-games (Shapley value, TU games and communication networks)
- mechanism design (auctions)
- applications (some key points for applying game theory; examples of inefficiency, potential games, network games, cost/profit allocation problems; examples from molecular biology, telecommunications, automata etc)
- 1-day brainstorming
COURSE SCHEDULE AND DETAILED PROGRAM (and rooms for 15-19 February)
||Fioravante Patrone received a degree (M.Sc.) in mathematics in 1974. Formerly full professor of Mathematical Analysis, is presently professor of Game Theory, Faculty of Engineering, University of Genoa (Italy). His recent research interests focus on applications of game theory to diverse fields: telecommunication, molecular biology, health care, natural resources. Author of more than 50 papers, he has been the promoter of the “Game Practice” meetings that started in 1998 and has served as Director of the Inter-university Centre for Game Theory and Applications for many years. Member of the editorial board of international journals, has recently published (in Italian) an introductory book for Game Theory.
Email: patrone AT diptem DOT unige DOT it
||Stefano Moretti graduated in Environmental Science in 1999 from the University of Genoa, Italy, and was awarded with a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 2006. In 2008, he was also awarded with a Ph.D. in Game Theory at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. He is a researcher of CNRS (Laboratoire d’Analyse et Modélisation de Systèmes pour l’Aide à la Décision, LAMSADE), at University Paris-Dauphine. His main research interests deal with cooperative game theory and combinatorial optimization problems, and with the application of game theoretic models to gene expression analysis.
Email: Stefano ‘DOT’ MORETTI ‘AT’ dauphine ‘DOT’ fr
Jean-Louis Rougier (rougier AT telecom-paristech DOT fr)
Stefano Secci (secci AT telecom-paristech DOT fr)
Network Mobility and Services (NMS) research group
Registration is open and free of charge. The course is open to Ph.D. students, post-doc and permanent researchers. In case of space limitation, priority will be given to Ph.D. students affiliated with the doctoral school EDITE and with Euro-NF institutions.
For Euro-NF members, the Euro-NF mobility budget can be used to cover the mobility expenses.
For the EDITE scholars, prior to the participation please register also via this webpage (“s’authentifer!” then “Vous inscrire”). .
Registered applications counter: 101
Still available places counter: (-full-)
Registrations closed. If you are interested in a repetition of this course, drop a mail to stefano.secci ‘AT’ telecom-paristech ‘DOT’ fr
A certificate of participation will be granted to attendees at the end of the course. The examination is optional (for the students who need it), and consists in a work assignment to prepare in a few weeks.
For the EDITE scholars, the course grants 4 points. Prior to the participation, the EDITE scholars must register also via this webpage (“s’authentifer!” then “Vous inscrire”). .
Class notes are here.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST)
46, rue Barrault 75014, Paris, France
Room: see the planning (15-19 Feb)
How to get there
Here is a selection of hotels that we recommend. The hotels are close to the Ph.D. course location and to public transportations as well.
Timhotel Italie **
22, Rue Barrault Paris 75013, France
Phone: +33(0)1 45 80 67 67 Fax: +33(0)1 45 89 36 93
Location: 2 minutes by foot to Telecom ParisTech
Ibis Paris Italie Tolbiac**
177, Rue de Tolbiac Paris 75013, France
Phone: +33(0)1 45 80 16 60 Fax: +33(0)1 45 80 95 80
Location: 6 minutes by foot to Telecom ParisTech
Mercure Paris Place d’Italie ***
25, Boulevard August Blanqui Paris 75013, France
Phone: +33(0)1 45 80 82 23 Fax: +33(0)1 45 81 45 84
Location: 8 minutes by foot to Telecom ParisTech
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche ****
17, Boulevard Saint-Jacques Paris 75014, France
Phone: +33(0)1 40 78 79 80 Fax: +33(0)1 45 88 43 93
Location: 13 minutes by foot to Telecom ParisTech
Our first beauty contest number is: 16 – The winner is: Peng from NTNU !
The second instead is: 19 – Two winners (anonymous!)