Graduate Summer School: Games and Contracts for Cyber-Physical Security

July 7 - 23, 2015


gss2015_opacity 50_lgThis summer school will provide an advanced introduction on how the mathematical tools of game theory can be applied to improve the resilience (security and reliability) of cyber-physical systems (CPS) that control critical national infrastructures, such as our electricity, water, and transportation networks. The operations of such CPS are driven by actions of many human decision makers who need to make decisions based on limited information. In addition, these humans frequently have conflicting objectives, which make them reluctant to share even partial information with others. Game-theoretic tools allow analyzing strategic behavior of the entities upon whose choices the CPS operations depend.

The summer school will cover:

  1. Mathematical tools from game theory.
  2. Economic applications of game theory, such as principal-agent theory, dynamic games and contracts, regulation, mechanism design and auctions, and matching and market design.
  3. Game theory for cyber physical systems, especially security and resilience with applications to various infrastructure domains.

The content will be targeted toward graduate students and postdocs coming from engineering sciences and economics.

Organizing Committee

Saurabh Amin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Asuman Ozdaglar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Galina Schwartz (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))