Utilities and Choices: the Foundation of Game Theory

15.2.2017 10:00

Infotech Oulu Lecture Series

Lecturer: Professor Leonardo Badia, University of Padova, Italy

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:30
Room: KE 1139

This general and motivating talk is intended for a broad audience, including bachelor and master students. The lecture-style presentation provides an insight into game theory from a very simple perspective.

Abstract: The talk gives an overview on some basic elements of game theory such as utility and strategies. It is shown how basic decision problems as well as multidisciplinary applications can be framed in this context, and how a proper mechanism design is key even in ICT applications.

Leonardo Badia was born in Ferrara, Italy, and received both the Laurea degree and the Ph.D. in information engineering subjects from the University of Ferrara. He was with the IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy, as an Assistant Professor; in March 2011, he joined the faculty of the University of Padova, where he is presently Associate Professor. He is author of more than 130 scientific papers published in international peer-reviewed journals or conferences. He is an active contributor to the review process of scientific articles. Presently, he serves on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. His main research interest lies in the application of game theory to network science and wireless communications. He is actively investigating topics in transmission protocol modeling, multi-hop networking, cross-layer optimization, radio resource management, multimedia transmission.

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Last updated: 13.2.2017