- Introduces the students to the key issues of interaction of multiple self-interested parties (a.k.a. agents) and gives a broad survey of topics at the interface of theoretical computer science and game theory dealing with such interactions.
- Provides the theoretical background and practical tools to solve problems arising in settings with self-interested participants, to predict possible behaviour and outcomes, and finally, to design multi-agent systems that would incentivise desirable behaviour.
- Introduces the students to the specifics of computational game-theoretic techniques in different application areas, ranging from multi-agent systems, electronic marketplaces and networked computer systems to computational biology and social networks.
- Extends and advances the knowledge obtained in other AI modules (in particular, COMP6203 Intelligent Agents).