Entries by wellman

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SRG Welcomes Eugene Vorobeychik

Dr. Yevgeniy Vorobeychik (Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia Nat’l Laboratories) will be a Visiting Researcher here through the rest of the year.  Eugene is of course an SRG alum (PhD ’08), and it is great to have him back to renew the collaboration and start new ones.

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SRG @ AAAI-10

The 2010 AAAI Conference was held last week in Atlanta.  SRG presented one paper there: Algorithms for Finding Approximate Formations in Games (PR Jordan & MPW) The conference also featured papers co-authored by several SRG alumni Automated Channel Abstraction for Advertising Auctions (WE Walsh) Decomposed Utility Functions and Graphical Models for Reasoning about Preferences (Y […]

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Quang Duong Defends Thesis Proposal

PhD candidate Quang Duong successfully defended his thesis proposal on 30 June.  Quang’s thesis will be on Graphical Multiagent Models, a probabilistic representation for multiagent behavior that captures local dependencies and accommodates multiple sources of knowledge. Quang’s thesis committee is: Michael Wellman (chair) Satinder Baveja Edmund Durfee Long Nguyen (cognate) Congratulations, Quang.

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2010 Trading Agent Competition Results

The eleventh annual Trading Agent Competition was completed earlier this month at the ACM EC-10 conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  TAC-10 featured three games: the supply chain management (SCM), market design (reverse TAC, or “CAT”), and Ad Auctions (AA) games. Preliminary rounds began in June, involving 29 teams (7 in SCM, 11 in CAT, and 11 […]

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2009 Trading Agent Competition Results

The tenth annual Trading Agent Competition was completed earlier this month at the IJCAI-09 conference in Pasadena, California. TAC-09 featured three games: the supply chain management, market design, and ad auction games. Preliminary rounds began in June, involving 42 teams from 14 countries.