Theory Seminar

Characterizing Strategic Cascades on Networks

Travis MartinU-M

Abstract: I will present an in-progress project using game theory to capture a particular network process: cascades. Examples of processes which can be modeled as cascades are product adoption and opinion formation.

All current game theoretic cascade models use agents of limited strategic ability in order to simplify game dynamics. My work investigates the impact of this simplifying assumption by providing bounds on game behavior under with fully strategic agents. Due to the in-progress nature of this work, discussion and understanding will be heavily emphasized.

Current work and a more detailed abstract can be found at:

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