Equilibria of Fully Decentralized Learning in Networked Systems
Proceedings of The 5th Annual Learning for Dynamics and Control Conference, PMLR 211:333-345, 2023.
Existing settings of decentralized learning either require players to have full information or the system to have certain special structure that may be hard to check and hinder their applicability to practical systems. To overcome this, we identify a structure that is simple to check for linear dynamical system, where each player learns in a fully decentralized fashion to minimize its cost. We first establish the existence of pure strategy Nash equilibria in the resulting noncooperative game. We then conjecture that the Nash equilibrium is unique provided that the system satisfies an additional requirement on its structure. We also introduce a decentralized mechanism based on projected gradient descent to have agents learn the Nash equilibrium. Simulations on a $5$-player game validate our results.