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Ben-Alexander Cassell defends thesis proposal

PhD candidate Ben-Alexander Cassell successfully defended his thesis proposal on 7 January.  Ben’s thesis will be on “Scaling Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis”. His thesis committee is: Michael Wellman (chair) John Laird Demosthenis Teneketzis Jeffrey MacKie-Mason (cognate) Congratulations, Ben.


SRG PhD students pass preliminary exam

Two SRG PhD students recently passed their preliminary exams: the research-based component of the qualification process at Michigan. Elaine Wah, with her paper: Latency arbitrage, market fragmentation and efficiency: An agent-based model [revised version here] Travis Martin, with his paper: Characterizing strategic cascades on networks Congratulations to Elaine and Travis.

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Quang Duong Defends Dissertation

Quang Duong successfully defended his thesis on 20 July.  Quang’s dissertation, entitled Graphical Multiagent Models, demonstrates how to exploit the flexibility and power of probabilistic graphical models for representing and reasoning about multiagent behavior. Quang has presented work reported in this thesis at UAI, AAMAS, IJCAI, SocialCom, and other venues. Congratulations, Quang (soon to be […]


2012 Trading Agent Competition Results

TAC-12 is now (mostly) history. The Ad Auction (AA) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) divisions had their semifinals and finals in Valencia earlier this month. Results are posted on the TAC web site. The PowerTAC finals were postponed to September. Our own Deep Maize placed first in SCM, with second place going to a strong […]

AAAI-12 Tutorial: Trading Agents

Trading Agents AAAI-12 tutorial presented by Michael Wellman and Amy Greenwald. Sunday 22 July 2012, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel *UPDATE* slides now posted here, in four parts Intro to Trading Agents and Auction Fundamentals (Wellman) Interdependent Markets (Greenwald) Complex Market Scenarios (Greenwald) Continuous Double Auctions, Empirical Game Analysis (Wellman) Overview This tutorial frames and motivates […]


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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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 […]


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.