Seminars in Computer Science & Engineering

Thursday, October 15, noon
Aula Magna
Speaker: Michael Wooldridge
Title: Professor Kripke, let me introduce Professor Nash: Logic for Economic Mechanism Design

Recent years have seen an enormous growth of interest in work at the
intersection of logic and game theory. For example, researchers have used
logic to make explicit the assumptions such as common knowledge that
underpin many solution concepts, and have shown how solution concepts can be
given a precise logical characterisation. From the perspective of computer
science, these links open up the possibility of applying automated
verification techniques, such as model checking, to the analysis and
verification of computational mechanisms. We describe our work in this area,
focussing on the use of game theoretic concepts in the specification and
verification of coordination mechanisms for multi-agent systems.