Talk of Prof. Murat Arcak

May 17, 2024

--- Title: Population Games, Evolutionary Dynamics, and Applications to Traffic Management

Time: May 17, 2024
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Prof. Murat Arcak
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA


Friday 2024-05-17 2:00 p.m.
IST Seminar Room 2.255 - Pfaffenwaldring 9 - Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen



This talk will offer a comprehensive perspective on urban traffic management across the vehicle, road link, and network levels. It begins with an overview of new control methods at the vehicle and road link levels, and it will highlight the experimental demonstration of a vehicle platooning system in actual traffic conditions. Next, the presentation will advance to the network level, exploring how population games and evolutionary dynamics can be applied to routing studies. Population games, which model strategy fractions in a population, offer scalability for large numbers of agents. Evolutionary dynamics stem from users learning improved strategies. The discussion will include how these theories integrate with control-theoretic methods to influence network behaviors and outcomes.


Biographical Information

Murat Arcak is a professor at U.C. Berkeley in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, with a courtesy appointment in Mechanical Engineering. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2003, the Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council in 2006, the Control and Systems Theory Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2007, and the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize from the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2014. He is a member of ACM and SIAM, and a fellow of IEEE and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

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