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Title: Game theoretic models of networks security
Author: Katsikas, Stamatios
ISNI:       0000 0004 7227 8378
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2017
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Decision making in the context of crime execution and crime prevention can be successfully investigated with the implementation of game-theoretic tools. Evolutionary and mean-field game theory allow for the consideration of a large number of interacting players organized in social and behavioural structures, which typically characterize this context. Alternatively, `traditional' game-theoretic approaches can be applied for studying the security of an arbitrary network on a two player non-cooperative game. Theoretically underpinned by these instruments, in this thesis we formulate and analyse game-theoretic models of inspection, corruption, counter- terrorism, patrolling, and similarly interpreted paradigms. Our analysis suggests optimal strategies for the involved players, and illustrates the long term behaviour of the introduced systems. Our contribution is towards the explicit formulation and the thorough analysis of real life scenaria involving the security in network structures.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software