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[CCICADA-announce] DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary SeminarSeries - Monday, September 24, 2012

Linda Casals lindac at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Wed Sep 19 15:18:47 EDT 2012


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DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar Series Presents
               
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Title: Shortest Path Interdiction and Total Reward Games

Speaker: Endre Boros, RUTCOR Director, Rutgers University

Date: Monday, September 24, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University                 
             Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
                          
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Abstract:

 Interdiction problems arise when one would like to manipulate a
 system in order to change some of its extreme
 characteristics. Typically such manipulations are costly, and limited
 resources lead to optimization problems. A malicious example is
 shortest path interdiction, in which an enemy force can destroy some
 of the links of a network (transportation, communication, gas, oil,
 etc.) in order to diminish its usefulness, e.g., increase the
 shortest path between given pairs of nodes as much as possible. We
 give a brief survey of this problem and its variants, show a natural
 game theoretic interpretation, and analyze the resulting new family
 of stochastic games.


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Fall Calendar 2012-
See: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Seminars/interseminars12-13.html



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