Mean-field games, energy systems, and other applications

2-5 April 2019

1 April 2019 mini-course

ICMS, Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow Edinburgh EH8 9BT


Roxana Dumitrescu, King's College London
Goncalo dos Reis, University of Edinburgh
Luciano Campi, London School of Economics
Peter Tankov, ENSAE, Paris

This is a 4-day research workshop that covers the theoretical aspects of mean-field games (MF-games) and their applications to high-dimensional / distributed optimization problems mostly arising in environmental sciences, and energy and finance industry. On the day before the start of the workshop, on Monday 1 April, there will be a mini-course delivered by Daniel Lacker from Columbia University.

A key objective of the meeting is to bring together the mathematicians who are contributing to the development of the mean-field theory and engineers/practitioners working on its applications. The workshop focuses on the recent developments in probabilistic and analytical aspects of MF-equations and MF-games and their applications to optimization problems appearing in the energy and finance context.

The invited speakers are experts of international renown who are recognized for their significant contributions in this field. The meeting loosely follows the footsteps of the recent Alan Turing Institute (ATI) Workshop “Mean-field games, energy, and the environment” (12-14 Feb 2018).

The organisers would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Maxwell Institute Graduate School in Analysis and its Applications, EPSRC and the Isaac Newton Institute's programme The mathematics of energy systems


Provisional list of speakers:

Beatrice Acciaio, London School of Economics
Rene Aid, University of Paris-Dauphine
Clémence Alasseur, Finance of Energy Market Research Centre
Charles Bertucci, University of Paris-Dauphine
Pierre Cardaliaguet, University of Paris-Dauphine
Rene Carmona, Princeton University
Francois Delarue, Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis
Roxana Dumitrescu, King's College London
Xin Guo, University of California Berkeley
Ulrich Horst, Humboldt University of Berlin
Sebastian Jaimungal, University of Toronto
Daniel Lacker, University of Columbia
Jean-Michel Lasry, University of Paris-Dauphine
Thibaut Mastrolia, Ecole Polytechnique
Marcel Nutz, University of Columbia
Huyen Pham, University Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
Phillip Yam, Chinese University of Hong-Kong


The mini-course on 1 April starts at 09h30 (with registration from 09.00) and will finish by approximately 17.00 The workshop will begin at 09h30 on Tuesday 2 April and end after lunchtime (no later than 15.00) on Friday 5 April. Participants should bear this in mind when they make their travel arrangements.

Invited speakers

Invited speakers will receive an email invitation from ICMS during January 2018.

Other participants

If you would like to participate in this workshop please use this form. The organisers welcome applications from participants wishing to present a talk or a poster. You will receive a confirmation in mid-February. There is a small amount of money available for financial support, this is particularly aimed at PhD students and early career researchers. Please indicated on the application form if this is required.

A registration fee of £80 will be charged. This workshop is co-ordinated by Diane Horberry diane.horberry @