An International Workshop in Game Theory




Professor T. E. S. Raghavan


for his contributions in the area of Game Theory over the last 40 years


September 11th (Friday) & September 12th (Saturday) , 2009 in Room 636 SEO


hosted by


The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at UIC



Friday, September 11th


9.00 am Welcome

Professor David Marker, Head of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science, UIC


9.15 - 10.00 am

Evolutionary Game Theory : From plants to animals

Professor Joel Brown, Biological Sciences, UIC


10.30 - 11.15 am

Some Matrix Games based on Graphs

Professor Ravindra Bapat, Theoretical Statistics & Mathematics, Indian Statistical Institute


11.30 am - 12.15 pm

Core Stability for Assignment Games and other TU Cooperative Games

Professor Tamas Solymosi, Operations Research, Corvinus University of Budapest


3.00 - 3.50 pm

Hamiltonian Cycles, Critical Parameters and Gröbner Bases

Professor Jerzy Filar, Mathematics, University of South Australia


4.00 - 4.30 pm

Evolutionary Stable Strategies of Random Games and the Vertices of Random Polygons

Professor Sergiu Hart, Mathematics and Economics (Center for Rationality), Hebrew University of Jerusalem



Saturday, September 12th


9.30 am Welcome

Professor Dibyen Majumdar, Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIC


10.00 - 10.50 am

Using a game-theoretic model for optimal control of hybrid vehicle

Professor Hubert Chin, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, NYIT


11.00 - 11.30 am

On zero-sum discounted stochastic games of perfect information

Dr. Zamir Syed, Portfolio Manager, TransMarket Group L.L.C. Chicago


11.30 am - 12.15 pm

Interactive Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes

Professor Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, Computer Science, UIC


2.00 - 2.30 pm

Teaching probability and game theory to undergraduates

Professor Evangelista Fe, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, U. Wisconsin (Whitewater)


2.30 - 3.30 pm

Research colleagues, game theory workshops and my advisees

at UIC - some reminiscences by Professor T. E. S. Raghavan


All the talks will be held in Room 636, SEO (Science & Engineering Offices), UIC.


All interested faculty and students are invited. For further information, please contact the organizers, Paul Varkey ( ) & Matthew Bourque ( ).


Prof. Raghavan is also hosting an Indian Dinner and Cultural Program on the evening of Sep 11, 6.30 PM. All are also cordially invited to this event. The organizers (Paul and Matt) kindly request an RSVP if you are planning on attending the dinner.


Program flier (pdf version)


Some abstracts (pdf version)


Speaker Bios


Cultural Program