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Christine Konicki defends dissertation proposal

On October 17, 2022, Christine Konicki presented and successfully defended her dissertation proposal titled "A Tree-Exploiting Approach to Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis for Extensive-Form Games." The dissertation committee comprises: …

Exploiting Extensive-Form Structure in Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis

C Konicki, M Chakraborty, MP Wellman 18th Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE), 2022 (Forthcoming) Abstract Empirical game-theoretic analysis (EGTA) is a general framework for reasoning about complex games using agent-based simulation.…
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Megan Shearer defends dissertation

On June 27, 2022, Megan Shearer successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled, "Modeling Trading Strategies in Financial Markets with Data, Simulation, and Deep Reinforcement Learning." Congratulations, Dr. Shearer! We wish you a bright…

Solving Structured Hierarchical Games Using Differential Backward Induction

Z Li, F Jia, A Mate, S Jabbari, M Chakraborty, M Tambe, and Y Vorobeychik 38th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), PMLR 180: pp. 1107–1117, August 2022 Previous version presented at ICLR Workshop on Gamification…
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Yongzhao Wang defends dissertation proposal

On 10 May 2022, Yongzhao Wang presented and successfully defended his dissertation proposal titled "Multi-agent Learning by Iterative Refinement of Game Models." The dissertation committee comprises: Michael Wellman [chair] Tilman…
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Zun Li defends dissertation proposal

On 27 April 2022, Zun Li presented and successfully defended his dissertation proposal titled "A Modern AI Approach to Strategic Reasoning over Complex Multiagent Systems". The dissertation committee comprises: Michael Wellman [chair] …

Evaluating Strategy Exploration in Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis

Y Wang, Q Ma and MP Wellman 21st International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), pages 1346—1354, May 2022. Abstract In empirical game-theoretic analysis (EGTA), game models are extended iteratively through…

Stability Effects of Arbitrage in Exchange Traded Funds: An Agent-Based Model

M Shearer, D Byrd, TH Balch, and MP Wellman 2nd ACM International Conference on AI in Finance (ICAIF), Article No.: 49, pages 1–9, November 2021. Abstract An index-based exchange traded fund (ETF) with underlying securities that trade on…

An Agent-Based Model of Strategic Adoption of Real-Time Payments

K Mayo, S Fozdar, and MP Wellman 2nd ACM International Conference on AI in Finance (ICAIF), Article No.: 45, pages 1–9, November 2021. Abstract Real-time payments (RTPs) allow consumers to receive funds before the completion of payment…
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SRG receives grant from Center on Long-Term Risk

SRG recently obtained funding from the Center on Long-term Risk, the research wing of the Effective Altruism Foundation, for a project titled "An Empirical Game-Theoretic Approach to Bargaining Problems" (see project page for further detail…