, , ,

interview with Grainstone Lee

I spoke with Simon Grainger recently for his firm's "Views from Academia" series. The interview is based on presentations I've made recently on "Game Playing meets Game Theory", discussing the connection between game-theoretic reasoning and…
Erik Brinkman

Structure learning for approximate solution of many-player games

Z Li and MP Wellman 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Feb 2020. Abstract Games with many players are difficult to solve or even specify without adopting structural assumptions that enable representation in compact form. Such…
Erik Brinkman

Cap-and-trade emissions regulation: A strategic analysis

F Cheng , Y Engel, and MP Wellman Proceedings of the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pages 187–193, August 2019. Abstract Cap-and-trade schemes are designed to achieve target levels of regulated emissions…
Erik Brinkman

Probably almost-stable strategy profiles in simulation-based games

M Wright and MP Wellman AAMAS-19 Workshop on Games, Agents and Incentives, May 2019. Abstract Empirical studies of strategic settings commonly model player interactions under supposed game-theoretic equilibrium behavior, to predict what…
Erik Brinkman

Iterated Deep Reinforcement Learning in Games: History-Aware Training for Improved Stability

M Wright, Y Wang, and MP Wellman Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, pages 617-636, June 2019. Abstract Deep reinforcement learning (RL) is a powerful method for generating policies in complex environments,…
Mason Wright
, , ,

Mason Wright defends thesis

Congratulations to Mason Wright, on a successful thesis defense. And a special thanks to Mason's thesis committee members: Grant Schoenebeck Demos Teneketzis Jenna Wiens
Erik Brinkman

Bounding regret in simulated games

S Jecmen, E Brinkman, and A Sinha ICML-18 Workshop on Exploration in RL, July 2018. Abstract We present a bandit-style problem arising from a specific problem in agent-based modeling of games. In this preliminary work, we provide some initial…
Erik Brinkman

A Cloaking Mechanism to Mitigate Market Manipulation

X Wang, Y Vorobeychik, and MP Wellman 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pages 541–547, July 2018. Abstract We propose a cloaking mechanism to deter spoofing, a form of manipulation in financial markets. The…
Erik Brinkman

Evaluating the stability of non-adaptive trading in continuous double auctions

M Wright and MP Wellman 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pages 614–622, July 2018. Abstract The continuous double auction (CDA) is the predominant mechanism in modern securities markets. Many agent-based…
Erik Brinkman
, , , ,

Erik Brinkman defends thesis

On Tue 20 Mar, Erik Brinkman successfully defended his thesis, "Understanding financial market behavior through empirical game-theoretic analysis". Congratulations, soon-to-be Dr. Brinkman. Thanks to the thesis committee members: Jacob…