IEEE Miami Section in Conjunction with Energy Systems Research Laboratory at Florida International University is pleased to invite you to lecture on
Game Theory for Networked Systems: A Tutorial
by Dr. Walid Saad,
Professor, Ph.D., University of Miami
Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Place: FIU Engineering Center, EC 3960
10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida
Next-generation networked systems, such as wireless networks or the smart grid, are characterized by three key features: heterogeneity, in terms of technology and services, dynamics, in terms of rapidly varying environments and uncertainty,and size, in terms of number of users, nodes, and services. The need for smart, distributed and self-organizing networking designs designs has become a central research issue in a variety of applications and scenarios. Incorporating self-organizing capabilities in heterogeneous networked systems motivates the development of innovative analytical techniques. In this respect, game theory is expected to play a critical role towards deploying intelligent, distributed, and flexible networked systems in which network devices can make independent and rational strategic decisions, smartly adapting to their environment.
This tutorial provides a comprehensive introduction to noncooperative game theory, reinforcement learning,
and cooperative game theory as they apply to the design of future networks. For each type of games, we present the fundamental components, introduce the key properties, mathematical techniques, and solution concept, and we describe the challenges and methods for applying these games in several emerging fields such as wireless networks, smart grid, and cybersecurity.
Walid Saad received his B.E. degree in computer and communications engineering from Lebanese University in 2004, his M.E. in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, in 2007, and his Ph.D degree from the University of Oslo, Norway, in 2010. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA. Prior to joining UM, he has held several research positions at institutions such as Princeton University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include wireless and small cell networks, game theory, network science, cognitive radio, wireless security, smart grids, and self-organizing networks. He has co-authored one book and over 90 international conference and journal publications in these areas.
In 2013, Dr. Saad received the NSF CAREER award for his research on self-organizing wireless systems. He was the author/co-author of the papers that received the Best Paper Award at the 7th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), in June 2009, at the 5th International Conference on InternetMonitoring and Protection (ICIMP) in May 2010, and at IEEE WCNC in 2012. Dr. Saad is a recipient of several awards from the University of Miami that include the Provost Research Award (2011 and 2013) and the Eliahu I. Jury Award for early career researcher in 2013.