PAMAS

Foci: Multiagent Systems, Game Theory, Mechanism Design, and Cryptographic Protocols

The PAMAS research group is devoted to studying distributed protocols that allow autonomous entities to aggregate their conflicting preferences. Well-known examples of conventional preference aggregation among humans are auctions and voting. Scientific fields that traditionally deal with preference aggregation, such as social choice theory, game theory, mechanism design, and implementation theory reside somewhere on the boundaries of economics, mathematics, and political science. During the last years, preference aggregation has experienced a dramatic increase of attention from computer scientists coming from various fields such as artificial intelligence, theory, or networking. Computer science extends existing research by introducing computational and communication efficiency, decentralized mechanism execution, correctness, privacy, or new applications like scheduling, file-sharing, or knowledge transfer. The lab is hosted by the chair for theoretical computer science at the University of Munich and is funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) within the Emmy Noether Program.

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Computer Science Department
Theoretical Computer Science
University of Munich
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich, Germany

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