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Objective of Event: To understand basics of game theory and its types.
Number of participants: 84
Coordinator: Ms. Akshatha Prabhu and Dr. K Suresh
Summary of the event:
Webinar on – “Game theory” was conducted on 16th August 2020 at 11 AM on online platform – Microsoft Teams by the Department of Computer Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru Campus for students in association with Computer Society of India . 84 participants attended the webinar. The resource person was Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, cloud DevOps t at salesforce.
The resource person gave an introduction to game theory. He described in brief about various types like simultaneous, sequential, symmetric, asymmetric, perfect, imperfect, zero sum, non-zero sum, and single shot, evolutionary and repeated with examples for each category. The components of game theory are players, strategies, actions, payoffs and outcome.
Application domains of game theory were also touched upon.
Few were in the field of economics – mergers and auctions , political Science – public and political economy , biology – foraging bees , sports coaching staffs – pitch pass vs. sliders and in Engineering – AI ,wireless and distributed systems.
He specified the representations used in game theory – Normal form and Extensive form A depth introduction was given on non-cooperative games and its types.
Examples of static games – Coin matching, TCP back off, Prisoner’s Dilemma, Rock paper Scissor, Corona Time – Should I quarantine, Forwarder’s Dilemma were given along with the representations in matrix form and solutions to it. Dynamic games were explained using movies – chocolate wars that uses equilibrium strategy, Air force one which are best represented in tree structure. Comparisons of various types of games were made.
He concluded the session by providing the research scholars, students and other participants with detailed information about the future game theory, applications of Machine learning in games and art forms.
Outcome: Students understood about the Game theory and Dynamic games.