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Ashish Hota
Dr., Postdoc


Automatic Control Laboratory
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Physikstrasse 3, ETL K 11
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 62 98
Email: ahota@control.ee.ethz.ch

Research

    My research interests are in the areas of game theory, optimization and control of network systems, security of socio-cyber-physical systems, behavioral decision theory and human-in-the-loop control.

Publications

  1. A. R. Hota and S. Sundaram,"Interdependent Security Games on Networks under Behavioral Probability Weighting," IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (To Appear). [arxiv]
  2. A. R. Hota, S. Garg and S. Sundaram, "Fragility of the Commons under Prospect-Theoretic Risk Attitudes," Games and Economic Behavior, vol 98, pages 134-165, 2016. [arxiv]
  3. A. R. Hota, H. Honnappa and S. Sundaram, "The Superposition-Traffic Game," ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, vol 44, no 3, pages 22-25, 2017. (Extended Abstract, Presented at NetEcon 2016)
  4. A. R. Hota, A. A. Clements, S. Bagchi, S. Sundaram, "A Game-Theoretic Framework for Securing Interdependent Assets in Networks" (To Appear) Game Theory for Security Risk Management - From Theory to Practice, Springer/Birkhauser's series on "Static & Dynamic Game Theory: Foundations and Applications."
  5. A. R. Hota and S. Sundaram, "Controlling Human Utilization of Shared Resources Via Taxes." Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, 2016.
  6. A. R. Hota, A. Clements, S. Sundaram and S. Bagchi, "Optimal and Game-Theoretic Deployment of Security Investments in Interdependent Assets." Proceedings of GameSec, the 7th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, New York, 2016.
  7. A. R. Hota and S. Sundaram, "Optimal Network Topologies for Mitigating Epidemic and Security Risks." Proceedings of the 54th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Allerton, IL, 2016 (invited, to appear).
  8. A. R. Hota and S. Sundaram, "Interdependent Security Games under Behavioral Probability Weighting." Proceedings of GameSec, the 6th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, London, England, 2015.
  9. A. R. Hota, S. Garg and S. Sundaram, "Resource Sharing Games with Failures and Heterogeneous Risk Attitudes." Proceedings of the 51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Allerton, IL, 2013.
  10. B. Doerr, A. R. Hota and T. Koetzing, "Ants Easily Solve Stochastic Shortest Path Problems", 14th ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

Background

  • Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2017.
  • B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, 2012.