CIS 563: Multi-Agent Software Systems, Spring 2005

Lectures by Prof. Haiping Xu (last updated 03/09/05)

Week Lecture Date Topic Reading Further Reading
2 1 01/31 Weak AI vs. strong AI, symbolic AI and logic-based agents, behavioral AI and reactive agents Chap. 3.1, 5.1-5.2 02/01: Last day to add/drop
2 02/02 Practical reasoning agents, BDI agent model, implementation of practical reasoning agents Chap. 4.1-4.5

BDI extensions: Jack, Jadex
MAS platform: JADE

4 3 02/14 Hybrid agents, horizontal layering vs. vertical layering; Multi-agent systems and agent properties Chap. 5.3, 2.1-2.3

TouringMachines (244K)
InteRRaP (1.73M, 109 pages)

4 02/16 Multiagent interactions: the prisoner's dilemma, utility function, payoff matrix

Chap. 6.1-6.2
Handout: the prisoner's dilemma

A Roadmap of agent research and development (188K, 32 pages)

6 5 02/28 Game theory, dominant strategies, Nash equilibrium, revisit: the prisoner's dilemma Chap. 6.3-6.5

Game theory (131K)
Axelrod tournament demo

6 03/02 Symmetric 2X2 interactions, pure strategy vs. mixed strategy, zero-sum games

Chap. 6.6, Handout: game theory

03/02: Homework #1

7 7 03/07 mixed strategies, mixed equilibirum, interpretation of mixed strategy probabilities Handout: lecture notes Lecture notes on game theory
8 -- 03/14 Spring vacation    

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Note: This course is taught by the following professors during Spring 2005:

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