Lillian J. Ratliff
Ph.D. student, EECS at UC Berkeley
Interests: Game Theory, Dynamical Systems,
Generally, I am interested in game theory and dynamical systems. In particular, I am examining ways in which games can be decomposed from a structural point of view. It is common in many engineering problems for strategy spaces or player cost functions to be non-convex. In addition, agents may be myopic. These observations motivate the need for a characterization of equilibrium concepts in games that is amenable to computation. My research explores these concepts from a dynamical systems perspective. I am also interested in applying other tools from economics to engineering problems, such as mechanism design and pricing, for the purpose of behavior modification in games arising in engineering applications such as cyber-physical systems.