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Multi-Agent Networked Systems

作者:   时间:2017-04-25   点击:[]

日期(月) 五月 日期(日) 15
地址 综合实验一号楼602

报告人:Tamer Başar教授,University of IllinoisUSA

报告题目:Multi-Agent Networked Systems

时间:20175159:30-11:00

地点:综合1号实验楼602

 

Abstract

The recent emergence of multi-agent networks in general, and cyber-physical systems in particular, has brought about several non-traditional and non-standard requirements on strategic decision-making, thus challenging the governing assumptions of traditional control and game theory. Some of these requirements stem from factors such as: (i) limitations on memory, (ii) limitations on computation and communication capabilities, (iii) heterogeneity of decision makers (machines versus humans), (iv) heterogeneity and sporadic failure of channels that connect the information sources (sensors) to decision units (strategic agents), (v) limitations on the frequency of exchanges between different decision units and the actions taken by the agents, (vi) operation being conducted in a possibly hostile environment where disturbances are controlled by adversarial agents, (vii) lack of cooperation among multiple decision units,  (viii) lack of a common objective shared by multiple decision stations, and (ix) presence of multiple layers in the topologies of the underlying networks. These all lead to substantial degradation in performance and loss in efficiency if appropriate mechanisms are not in place. The talk will identify the underlying challenges, particularly those that are brought about by the adversarial and non-cooperative nature of the environment, discuss some solutions, and also dwell on the research opportunities this broader framework creates for communication, control, networking, and game theory. In this context, also issues of network resilience, reliability and security will be discussed, with some specific applications in networks with static and dynamic (mobile) nodes, with adversary-inflicted topological changes.

 

Brief Bio

Tamer Başar has been with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1981, where he currently holds the academic positions of Swanlund Endowed Chair; Center for Advanced Study Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory; Professor, Information Trust Institute; and Affiliate Professor, Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. Since 2014, he also holds the administrative position of Director of the Center for Advanced Study, and prior to that he was the Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. He received his BSEE degree from Robert College (Istanbul), and MS, MPhil, and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University (New Haven).

Dr. Başar is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and the European Academy of Sciences; Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, and SIAM; a past president of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), the founding (and past) president of the International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG), and a past president of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). He has received several awards and recognitions over the years, including the highest awards of IEEE CSS, IFAC, AACC, and ISDG, the IEEE Control Systems Technical Field Award, Medal of Science of Turkey, and a number of international honorary doctorates and professorships, including chaired professorship at Tsinghua University. He has over 800 publications in systems, control, communications, optimization, networks, and dynamic games, including books on non-cooperative dynamic game theory, robust control, network security, wireless and communication networks, and stochastic networks. He is editor of several book series.

 

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