A SHORT COURSE BY PROFESSOR WILLIAM D. SUDDERTH, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
The now classic work "How to Gamble if You Must : Inequalities for Stochastic Processes" by Dubins and Savage (1965) is an elegant, deep and quite general theory of stochastic games. A gambler "controls" the stochastic process of his successive gambles by choosing which games to play and which bets to make. This course will introduce the ideas of Dubins and Savage and also more recent developments in gambling theory such as its application to stochastic games.
Schedule : June 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 29 and 30, 11:00-12:15pm. Room 622 mathematic Bldg.