Machine Learning Methods for Solving High-dimensional Mean-field Game Systems

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Levon Nurbekyan (University of California, Los Angeles)

Mean-field games (MFG) is a framework to model and analyze huge populations of interacting agents that play non-cooperative differential games with applications in crowd motion, economics, finance, etc. Additionally, the PDE that arise in MFG have a rich mathematical structure and include those that appear in optimal transportation and density flow problems. In this talk, I will discuss applications of machine-learning techniques to solve high-dimensional MFG systems. I will present Lagrangian, GAN-type, and kernel-based methods for suitable types of MFG systems.

I am currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mathematics at UCLA. I previously held postdoctoral and visiting positions at McGill University, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, and the Technical University of Lisbon. I have also been a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA for its Spring 2020 Program on High Dimensional Hamilton-Jacobi PDEs and a Simons CRM Scholar at the University of Montreal for its Spring 2019 Program on Data Assimilation: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications.