Bayesian Quadratic Network Game Filters Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A repeated network game where agents have quadratic utilities that depend on information externalities-an unknown underlying state-as well as payoff externalities-the actions of all other agents in the network-is considered. Agents play Bayesian Nash Equilibrium strategies with respect to their beliefs on the state of the world and the actions of all other nodes in the network. These beliefs are refined over subsequent stages based on the observed actions of neighboring peers. This paper introduces the Quadratic Network Game (QNG) filter that agents can run locally to update their beliefs, select corresponding optimal actions, and eventually learn a sufficient statistic of the network's state. The QNG filter is demonstrated on a Cournot market competition game and a coordination game to implement navigation of an autonomous team. © 2014 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Eksin, C., Molavi, P., Ribeiro, A., & Jadbabaie, A.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • May 2014