Networking Games: Network Forming Games and Games on Networks applies game theory methods to network analyses. Its concentration on rigorous mathematical techniques distinguishes it from other books on game theory. Developed by a mathematician and game theorist with extensive contributions to applied mathematics, game and probability theory, and written for graduate students and professionals, the book's illuminations on network games can be applied to problems in economics (in industrial organization, regulation and competition policy, for instance) and operations research.
- Reviews new directions in networking games, including paradoxes and puzzles designed to inspire competing answers and further investigation
- Addresses the need of theorists and those applying advanced game theory to problems in various disciplines
- Evaluates a wide spectrum of game-theoretical models, including routing, distribution of information resources, task management in the organization of computing, social networks, competition and cooperation in transport networks, tasks of pricing, and allocation of resources in the transport services market
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1. Nash Equilibrium 2. Congestion Games 3. Routing Games 4. The Load Balancing Game 5. The Cover Game 6. Networks and Graphs 7. Social Networks 8. Games on Transport Networks 9. Models of the Transport Services Market 10. Games with Flows of Requests in the Queuing System
Vladimir V. Mazalov educated at the Leningrad (Sankt-Petersburg) University in 1976, in the department of applied mathematics and processes of control. Since earning his Ph.D. in 1980, he has worked principally on research projects funded by the Russian Academy of Sciences. Between 1980-98 he worked at the Chita Institute of Natural Recourses, East Siberia and currently serves as Research Drector of the Institute of Applied Mathematical Research, Karelia Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also a Professor in the Probability Theory Department of Petrozavodsk State University and is the author of 150 articles and 5 books.
Chirkova, Julia V.
Julia V. Chirkova graduated from the mathematical faculty of the Petrozavodsk State University in 2003. In 2007 she defended her Ph.D. thesis on "Networking Games and Resource Allocation." Her research interests include optimization of use and resource distribution networks using game theoretic approach. She has written 30 scientific articles in this field.