Bayesian Jamming and Queues

16.2.2017 10:00

Infotech Oulu Lecture Series

Lecturer: Professor Leonardo Badia, University of Padova, Italy

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:30
Room: TS 101

This is an advanced talk that is meant for master students and/or PhD students. The talk is composed of two presentations as follows:

Part I: A case of Bayesian jamming games

We discuss the application of Bayesian games to an interesting networking scenario, i.e., a jamming problem, where nodes try to communicate in spite of an adversary that wants to interfere. We take into account that the channel gain depends on nodes' position, which is a Bayesian type. We frame the problem as a Bayesian zero-sum game where the network acts as the maximizer of the transmission capacity, while the jammer is the minimizer.

Part II: : A case of Bayesian queues with multiple uncoordinated servers

As an application of Bayesian games, we discuss a distributed queuing system with multiple servers, that only have uncertain information on their service rates. This problem shows that game theory can be useful to achieve some practical insight on communication scenarios, especially to quantify the importance of gaining accurate information on the other agents involved in the network (as either partners or adversaries).

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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