UMBC ebiquity

Strategic Learning

Speaker: Gary J Koehler

Start: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 10:00AM

End: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 11:00AM

Location: 456 ITE

Abstract: We study the problem where a decision maker needs to discover a classification rule to classify intelligent, self-interested agents. Agents may engage in strategic behavior to alter their characteristics for a favorable classification. We show how the decision maker can induce a classification rule that anticipates such behavior while still satisfying an important risk minimization principle.