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IMI Colloquium in June 2024

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 16:45-17:45 seminars

*If you are interested in the colloquium, please register here.
      ※ Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 5.

■Date : Wednesday, 12 June 2024 16:45-17:45

■Place : IMI Auditorium(W1-D-413) and Live streaming with ZOOM

■Speaker : Dr. Akifumi Kira (Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University)

■Title : What If an Associate Professor at IMI Becomes a Baseball Manager?

In this talk, baseball is formulated as a finite non-zero-sum Markov game with approximately 6.45 million states. By using an effective dynamic programming algorithm, we can compute equilibrium strategies and the equilibrium winning percentages for both teams in less than 2 seconds per game. Optimal decision making can be found depending on the situation---for example, for the batting team, whether batting for a hit, stealing a base or sacrifice bunting will maximize their win percentage, or for the fielding team, whether to pitch to or intentionally walk a batter, yields optimal results. Based on this model and the value of information in game theory, we discuss whether the last-batting team has an advantage. In addition, we compute the optimal batting order, in consideration of the decision making in a game.

If you have any questions, please contact Ikematsu-sensei.

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