252-4302-00L  Seminar Algorithmic Game Theory

Semester Spring Semester 2016
Lecturers P. Widmayer, P. Dütting
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English
Comment Limited number of participants.

Catalogue data

Abstract In the seminar we will get familiar with the current original research in the area of algorithmic game theory by reading and presenting selected research papers in that area.
Objective Develop an understanding of selected problems of current interest in the area of algorithmic game theory, and a practice of a scientific presentation.
Content Study and understanding of selected topics of current interest in algorithmic game theory such as: Complexity Results (class PPAD, PLS, NP), Sponsored Search, Approximation Algorithms via Algorithmic Game Theory, Price of Anarchy, New paradigms of computation (e.g., envy-fee, truthful), Mechanism Design.
Literature Selected research articles.
Prerequisites / Notice You must have passed our "Algorithmic Game Theory" class (or have acquired equivalent knowledge, in exceptional cases).

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits 2 credits
Examiners P. Widmayer, P. Dütting
Type graded semester performance
Language of examination English
Course attendance confirmation required No
Repetition Repetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Number Title Hours Lecturers
252-4302-00 S Seminar Algorithmic Game Theory
This seminar accepts students from ETH and UZH, and is offered jointly with Prof. Dr. Seuken from UZH. A first information meeting will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:15-13:45 in room CAB H 53 at ETH.
In this meeting, the seminar topics will be presented and assigned to participants.The seminar talks will be given in two blocks on two Saturdays, namely May 20 at UZH and May 21 at ETH, from 9 to 15 h each. All participants are requested to be actively present on both dates.
2 hrs P. Widmayer, P. Dütting


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