Title: Game-Theoretic Design: From Wireless Communications to Internet Economics to Power Systems
Speaker: Xiao Yuanzhang, Postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University
Time: 14:00-16:00, 15th, Oct.
Place: 1-515, FIT Building
Organizer: Research Institute of Information Technology (RIIT), Tsinghua University
Yuanzhang Xiao is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. He got his PhD from Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA in 2014, and his Bachelor and Master degrees from Department of Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He is a recipient of UCLA First-Year Fellowship in 2009, and UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship in 2014. His research focuses on game theory, mechanism design, and optimization, with applications in wireless communications, Internet economics, and power systems.
Traditionally, game theorists analyze social systems, while engineers design technological systems. Nowadays, social and technological systems are emerging in a variety of fields, from wireless communications to Internet economics to power systems. Hence, game theory is becoming an important tool in the analysis and design of socio-technological systems.
This talk provides an overview of and insights from my research at the intersection of game theory and engineering. I will focus on the unique challenges in applying game theory to engineering systems, and the novel game theory tools I have developed to tackle these challenges.