Michael Wooldridge

Folk Theorems for Multi-Agent Systems

The Nash Folk Theorems are a collection of related results that characterise the Nash equilibria that can be sustained in repeated games. As the name suggests, the Folk Theorems are technically simple, but this simplicity belies the fact that they are of enormous significance. For example, it has been argued that they provide answers to fundamental questions relating to the structure and behaviour of human societies. In this talk, I will introduce the Folk Theorems, and then show how they can be applied in the context of multi-agent systems, to understand the equilibria that can be obtained in such systems.

Bio: Michael Wooldridge is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, UK. He is one of the world's leading researchers in the field of multi-agent systems and the author of a well known textbook on the topic. He is an ECCAI and a AAAI Fellow and in 1997 has been the recipient of the ACM Autonomous Agents Research Award. He will be the general chair of IJCAI-2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

For more information, please refer to his website at www.cs.ox.ac.uk.