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Bayesian jamming games and queues
7 November 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Leonardo Badia, Associate Professor, University of Padova, Italy

Room 1.1/2 IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid

NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); IMDEA Networks Institute

We discuss some applications of Bayesian games to interesting networking scenarios. First, we investigate a jamming problem, where nodes try to communicate in spite of an adversary that wants to interfere. We take into account that the channel gain depends on nodes' position, which is a Bayesian type. We frame the problem as a Bayesian zero-sum game where the network acts as the maximizer of the transmission capacity, while the jammer is the minimizer. Furthermore, we discuss a distributed queuing system with multiple servers that only have uncertain information on their service rates. These problems show that game theory can be useful to achieve some practical insight on communication scenarios, especially to quantify the importance of gaining accurate information on the other agents involved in the network (as either partners or adversaries).

About Leonardo Badia

Leonardo Badia received both his MSc. and his Ph.D. in information engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Ferrara, in year 2000 and 2004, respectively. In March 2011 he joined the faculty of the University of Padova, where he is presently Associate Professor. He is author of more than 120 scientific papers published in international peer-reviewed journals or conferences. He presently serves on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. His research interests include wireless networking, models for transmission protocols, and the application of game theory to wireless communications.

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