Seminaire LIA: Paolo Penna (ETH Zurich)

Le 22/03 à 10h00, Salle 1



Speaker: Paolo Penna (ETH Zurich)





Title: Incentives in distributed systems



Abstract: In this talk I shall try to give an overview of the importance of incentives in Computer Science applications, where distributed systems often involve a large number of  self-interested parties. There will be two main parts:

1) Equilibria and game dynamics

2) Mechanism design

With the first approach, we essentially study how a given system works (whether it reaches an equilibrium, how fast this takes, and whether the state is a desired one). The second approach is aiming at designing a system (rules) which takes into account the above self-interested parties and attempt to achieve a certain goal (e.g., optimize the routing in a network with selfish routers).  

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Jeudi, 22 Mars, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00


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