Multi-Agent Interaction & Games - COM00009H

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Daniel Kudenko
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

The aims of this module are to:

  • Teach the mathematical basics of multi-agent interactions, using games as the formal model.
  • Teach algorithms for distributed problem solving.
  • Develop an appreciation for the complexity of coordination and competition.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students should:

  • Understand the mathematical basics of modeling and analyzing multi-agent competition and coordination as formal games.
  • Be able to apply algorithms to solve distributed problems and competitive tasks.
  • Know the advantages and disadvantages of multi-agent algorithms in various application domains.


Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Multi-Agent Interaction & Games (MAIG)
2 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Multi-Agent Interaction & Games (MAIG)
2 hours 100

Module feedback

Exercise problem sheets (roughly one per week). Answers submitted in groups of 3-4 students, marked and commented. Official solutions provided on web page.

Indicative reading

**** Yoav Shoham and Kevin Leyton-Brown, Multiagent Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2009

*** Gerhard Weiss (ed.), Multiagent Systems (2nd edition), MIT Press, 2013

+++ Michael Wooldridge, Multiagent Systems, John Wiley & Sons, 2009

++ Ian Millington and John Funge, Artificial Intelligence for Games, CRC Press, 2009

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