Computational methods for nonlocal mean field games with applications

Levon Nurbekyan
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Mathematics and Statistics

We introduce a novel framework to model and solve mean-field game systems with nonlocal interactions. Our approach relies on kernel-based representations of mean-field interactions and feature-space expansions in the spirit of kernel methods in machine learning. We demonstrate the flexibility of our approach by modeling various interaction scenarios between agents. Additionally, our method yields a computationally efficient saddle-point reformulation of the original problem that is amenable to state-of-the-art convex optimization methods such as the primal-dual hybrid gradient method (PDHG). We also discuss potential applications of our methods to multi-agent trajectory planning problems.

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