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ISS Informal Systems Seminar

Learning Nash equilibria with partial information


Feb 25, 2022   02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

Maryam Kamgarpour École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Maryam Kamgarpour

Decision-making in multi-agent systems arises in engineering applications ranging from electricity markets to communication and transportation networks. I discuss decision-making of multiple players with coupled objectives. In this setting, a Nash equilibrium is a stable solution concept, since no agent finds it profitable to unilaterally deviate from her choice. Due to geographic distance, privacy concerns, or simply the scale of these systems, each player can only base her decision on local information. I present our algorithm on learning Nash equilibria in convex games and discuss its convergence.

Brief Bio: Maryam Kamgarpour is with the Institute of Génie Mécanique at the School of Engineering at EPFL, Switzerland. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Applied Science from University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research is on safe decision-making and control under uncertainty, game theory and mechanism design, mixed integer and stochastic optimization and control. Her theoretical research is motivated by control challenges arising in intelligent transportation networks, robotics, power grid systems and healthcare. She is the recipient of NASA High Potential Individual Award, NASA Excellence in Publication Award, and the European Union (ERC) Starting Grant.

Peter E. Caines organizer
Aditya Mahajan organizer
Shuang Gao organizer
Yaroslav Salii organizer


Online meeting
Montréal Québec

Associated organization

Centre for intelligent machines (CIM)

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