Common Randomness and Distributed Control
Venkat Anantharam and Vivek Borkar1
National Science Foundation CCF-0500023, National Science Foundation CCF-0635372 and National Science Foundation CNS-0627161
We study the role of common randomness in creating desired joint probability distributions at multiple agents. Of particular interest is the situation where the joint distribution needs to be created exactly, e.g., in game theoretic situations, where this is used to randomize against an adversary (in which case any inexactness in realizing the distribution might provide a strategic advantage to the adversary).
- V. Anantharam and V. Borkar, "Common Randomness and Distributed Control: A Counterexample," Systems Control Lett., Vol. 56, No. 7-8, 2007, pp. 568-572.
1Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India