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  • MHI CommNetS

    Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dario Paccagnan, ETH Zurich

    Talk Title: Distributed optimization through game design

    Series: CommNetS

    Abstract: A fundamental challenge in multiagent systems is to design local control algorithms to ensure a desirable collective behaviour. In recent years, game theory has emerged as a valuable language to decouple a system-level objective into local utility functions to assign to each agent. In this talk, we consider a class of resource allocation problems and exemplify how tools from game theory can be leveraged to produce distributed algorithms with guaranteed performance, even in the presence of uncertainty. Our main contribution consists in showing how an improvement in the worst case performance comes at the expenses of the best case one. We conclude by discussing how this fundamental tradeoff can be overcome if we allow local algorithms to depend on a higher degree of system-level information.

    Biography: Dario Paccagnan is a doctoral student at the Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich since January 2015 under the supervision of Prof. John Lygeros. He is currently visiting the University of California, Santa Barbara hosted by Prof. Jason Marden. He earned his Laurea (B.Sc.) and Laurea Magistrale (M.Sc.) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Padova in 2011 and 2014. In the same year he received the M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling from the Technical University of Denmark, all with Honours. From January to August 2014 he has been a visiting scholar at Imperial College of London, hosted by Prof. Alessandro Astolfi. Dario's research interests lie at the intersection between Game Theory and Distributed Control. Applications include resource allocation problems, optimisation of energy systems and control of traffic networks.

    Host: Prof. Mihailo Jovanovic

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Annie Yu

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Chennai, India

    Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below
    Register to Attend

    Location: The Raintree Anna Salai 636, Anna Salai Teynampet Chennai

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Bangalore, India

    Sat, Aug 05, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below
    Register to Attend

    Location: Hyatt Bangalore M.G Road 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bangalore

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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