Characterization and comparison of information structures

Serdar Yüksel, Tamer Başar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter focuses on comparison of information structures, and solution approaches to a class of dynamic team problems. Under non-classical information structures, the notion of signaling is introduced and thoroughly discussed. Witsenhausen’s counterexample is studied, along with its generalizations and a class of dynamic team problems involving Gaussian sources and channels. Probability and cost-dependent properties of information structures are investigated. Expansion of information structures is presented as a general recipe for studying dynamic teams with non-classical information patterns. Witsenhausen’s characterization of information structures is also discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSystems and Control
Subtitle of host publicationFoundations and Applications
Number of pages41
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSystems and Control: Foundations and Applications
ISSN (Print)2324-9749
ISSN (Electronic)2324-9757


  • Information structure
  • Loss function
  • Observation variable
  • Stochastic control problem
  • Stochastic optimization problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computational Mathematics


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