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IE 610: Networks, Games and Algorithms


Overview of basic game theory and networking; Introductory networking games, Routing games, network formation games, games for load balancing, game theoretic view of resource allocation, and facility location problems, utility maximization in networks and game theoretic view; games for peer-to-peer systems.


  • N. Nisan, T. Roughgarden, E. Tardos and V. V. Vazirani, Algorithmic Game Theory, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007.
  • S. Tijs, Introduction to Game theory, TRIM series, Hindustan Book Agency, 2003.
  • M. Osborne, An Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford Univ. Press, 2003
  • G. Owen, Game theory, Academic Press, 1995.
  • Current Literature.