An optimization theory is developed for functions of n sets. Optimality conditions are established, and a Lagrangian duality is obtained. cc? 1987 Academic Press. Inc.
An alternative to the Nash Equilibrium (NE) is presented for two-person, one-shot prescriptive games in normal form, where the outcome is determined by an arbiter. The NE is the fundamental solution concept in noncooperative game theory. It is based on the assumption that players are completely selfish. However, NEs are often not played in practice, so we… (More)
iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The dissertation work would not have been possible without the support, guidance, and advice from my supervising professors Dr. Their courses have benefited me greatly during my doctoral studies. Also, thanks to all my friends in the COSMOS lab Wen, as well as Jawahar Veera in the Robotics lab. They made my life in COSMOS fulfilling both… (More)