Best Books – Networks, Games and Decisions

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Networks, Games and Decisions subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Networks, Games and Decisions along with reviews.

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1. “Network Security: A Decision and Game-Theoretic Approach” by Tansu Alpcan and Tamer Başar

“Network Security: A Decision and Game-Theoretic Approach” Book Review: The book covers attack detection, malware response, algorithm and mechanism design. This comprehensive work applies unique quantitative models derived from decision, control, and game theories. It provides a system-level theoretical understanding of network security. It also provides practitioners with an analytical foundation. The text is useful for formalising decision-making processes in network security.

2. “The Cooperative Game Theory of Networks and Hierarchies (Theory and Decision Library C)” by Robert P Gilles

“The Cooperative Game Theory of Networks and Hierarchies (Theory and Decision Library C)” Book Review: The book discusses standard concepts in cooperative game theory with applications to the analysis of social networks and hierarchical authority organizations. The major concepts covered include the multi-linear extension, the Core, the Shapley value, and the cooperative potential. Also the Core for a restricted collection of formable coalitions, the Myerson value, value-based potentials, and share potentials is included. This book discusses the measurement of centrality and power as well as allocation rules. Each chapter has a problem section. This book is for an advanced graduate course on game theory.

3. “Foundations of Network Optimization and Games (Complex Networks and Dynamic Systems)” by Terry L Friesz and David Bernstein

“Foundations of Network Optimization and Games (Complex Networks and Dynamic Systems)” Book Review: This book is about infrastructure networks that are intrinsically nonlinear. It includes mathematical programming in concert with finite-dimensional variational inequality theory. The major topics are network optimization, the theory of Nash games, and mathematical programming with equilibrium constraints. Also, Computational methods and novel mathematical formulations are emphasized. Many solved example problems are included. The book is for use in advanced undergraduate as well as doctoral courses taught in civil engineering, industrial engineering, systems engineering, and operations research degree programs. It also serves for industrial and university researchers engaged in the mathematical modeling and numerical analyses of infrastructure networks.

4. “Decision and Game Theory for Security” by Quanyan Zhu and Tansu Alpcan

“Decision and Game Theory for Security” Book Review: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, GameSec 2016. The 18 revised full papers were included with 8 short papers and 5 poster papers. The papers are organized in topical sections on network security, security risks and investments. The other topics are special track-validating models; decision making for privacy; security games; incentives and cybersecurity mechanisms.

5. “The Gamification Revolution: How Leaders Leverage Game Mechanics to Crush the Competition (Business Books)” by Gabe Zichermann and Joselin Linder
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