Mar 19, 2015
Playing stochastic games in class
The final blog post I am late in writing is about the Stochastic game we played in class last week. The particular type of game I am referring to is also called a Markov game where players play a series of Normal Form games, with the next game being picked from a random distribution the nature of which depends on the strategy profiles. In other words the choice of the players does not only impact on the utility gained by the players but also on the probability of what the net game will be… I blogged about this last year so feel free to read about some of the details there....
Mar 17, 2015
Incomplete information games in class
Last week my class and I looked at the basics of games with incomplete information. The main idea is that players do not necessarily know where there are in an extensive form game. We repeated a game I played last year that you can read about here....
Mar 17, 2015
Discussing the game theory of walking/driving in class
Last week, in game theory class we looked at pairwise contest games. To introduce this we began by looking at the particular game that one could use to model the situation of two individuals walking or driving towards each other:...
Mar 8, 2015
Playing an infinitely repeated game in class
Following the iterated Prisoner’s dilemma tournament my class I and I played last week we went on to play a version of the game where we repeated things infinitely many times. This post will briefly describe what we got up to....
Feb 26, 2015
This class teaches me to not trust my classmates: An iterated prisoners dilemma in class
On Monday, in class we played an iterated prisoner’s dilemma tournament. I have done this many times (both in outreach events with Paul Harper and in this class). This is always a lot of fun but none more so than last year when Paul’s son Thomas joined us. You can read about that one here....