Informatik an der TU Clausthal > Abteilungen > Computational Intelligence > Computational Intelligence > Teaching > Summer 2020 > Algorithmische Spieltheorie (MSc)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Dix

Niklas Fiekas

This MSc course is about **Decision Making** in **Multi Agent Systems** and is held alternately by Profs. Dix and Müller. We look at decision making mainly from a **game-theoretical** perspective. The lecture can be roughly divided into four parts:

Foundations, Prof. Müller: In the first two chapters, the agent paradigm is introduced and the notion of **intelligent agent** is put forward.

Game Theory, Prof. Dix: The third chapter introduces **complete information games **and the foundations of classical game theory by various notions of equilibria.

MAS and Programming, Prof. Müller: In Chapters 4 and 5 we look at the foundations of Multiagent systems and how to program them using the **BDI framework**.

Coalitions and decision making, Prof. Dix: Chapter 6 considers the problem of how tasks are allocated and how **coalitions** are forming. While agents are essentially self interested, a MAS needs to collectively take decisions and therefore needs **protocols** to do so. We therefore introduce decisions based on **social choice** and **ranking systems** (Chapter 7)).