I'll post my lecture slides and other materials here as the semester proceeds.
Tues, Jan 25: Lecture 1: Introduction. Homework 1 is due Feb. 1.
Tues, Feb 1: Lecture 2: Analyzing Normal-Form Games. Homework 2 is due Feb. 8.
Feb 1, 3, 8: Lecture 3: More about Normal-Form Games. Homework 3 is due Feb 15.
Feb 8: Lecture 4a: Extensive-Form Games.
Feb 10, 15: Lecture 4b: Game-Tree Search.
Feb 17: Lecture 4c: Lookahead Pathology. Homework 4 is due Feb 24).
Feb 17, 22: Lecture 5a: Imperfect-Information Games. Homework 5 is due March 1.
Feb 24, Mar 1, Mar 3: Lecture 6a: Repeated Games
Mar 3, 8: Lecture 6b: Stochastic Games
Mar 10: review for the midterm exam
Mar 15: midterm exam
Apr 5: Lecture 6c: Evolutionary Games. Homework 6 is due April 14.
Apr 12: Lecture 7b: Strategies and Equilibria for Incomplete-Information Games. Homework 7 is due April 21.
Apr 14, 19: Lecture 8: Coalitional Games. Homework 8 is due April 28.
Apr 19: guest presentation by Brandon Wilson, on search algorithms for multi-player games
Apr 21: Lecture 9: Miscellany.
Apr 26: guest lecture by Inon Zuckerman on multi-player games, error-minimizing minimax, and focal points
Apr 28: guest lecture by Mohammad Hajiaghayi, on adword auctions
May 3: guest presentation by Eric Raboin on game theoretic robotics. Return homework 6.
May 5: instead of our class, go to Joe Henrich's colloquium talk: 3.30 pm in Bio-Psych 1208
May 10: last class: review for the final exam. Return all remaining homework.
May 18, 10:30-12:30: final exam
Syllabus: please see the syllabus for information about
Location & time: 1122 CSIC, Tues/Thurs 3:30–4:45
Textbook: Leyton-Brown and Shoham, Essentials of Game Theory. Morgan & Claypool, 2008.
Topics to be covered: here is a tentative list; it may change somewhat as the semester progresses
Prerequisite: CMSC 351
This course will count for Area 2 (the 42x courses) in the CS degree requirements.