Distributed iterative regularization algorithms for monotone Nash games

Aswin Kannan, Uday V. Shanbhag

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In this paper, we consider the development of single-timescale schemes for the distributed computation of Nash equilibria. In general, equilibria associated with convex Nash games over continuous strategy sets are wholly captured by the solution set of a variational inequality. Our focus is on Nash games whose equilibrium conditions are given by monotone variational inequalities, a class referred to as monotone Nash games. Unless suitably strong assumptions (such as strong monotonicity) are imposed on the mapping corresponding to the variational inequality, distributed schemes for computing equilibria often require the solution of a sequence of regularized problems, each of which has a unique solution. Such schemes operate on two timescales and are generally harder to implement in online settings. Motivated by this shortcoming, this work focuses on the development of three single timescale iterative regularization schemes that require precisely one projection step at every iteration. The first is an iterative Tikhonov regularization scheme while the second is an analogously constructed iterative proximal-point method. Both schemes are characterized by the property that the regularization/centering parameter are updated after every iteration, rather than when one has an approximate solution to the regularized problem. Finally, a modified form of the proximal-point scheme is also presented where the weight on the proximal term is updated as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424477456
StatePublished - 2010
Event49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2010Dec 17 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Conference49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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