Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Intelligent and Self-Organising Systems



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Ms Joan O'Brien +44 (0)20 7594 6316




1010Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





I am Deputy Head of the Intelligent Systems and Networks Group.

My research programme focuses on a broad range of interests in Intelligent Systems, spanning human-network interaction (in particular the use of Affective Computing in this context), multi-agent systems (specifically norm-governed and socio-cognitive agent societies), and ad hoc networks (including self-organisation and Quality-of-Service (QoS) provisioning).

I have been involved in many European projects developing intelligent agent and multi-agent systems, and in particular was Project Manager of the IST project ALFEBIITE (IST-1999-10298) from 2000-2004. From 1998-2002 I was involved in the FIPA agent standardisation initiative. I am currently involved in research collaborations with partners in Japan and India. 

My teaching includes a first year course on Scientific Computing, third year courses on Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction, and the Summer Group Projects for the Information System Engineering (ISE) stream, where students develop a multi-agent e-commerce system.



Burth Kurka D, Pitt J, Ober J, 2019, Knowledge management for self-organised resource allocation, Acm Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Vol:14, ISSN:1556-4665

Pitt J, 2019, Transparent Ownership of Mobility-as-a-Service, Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:38, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:5-8

Pitt J, 2019, Facts, Policies, and Values - The Democratic Triad Technology for Restoring Civil Discourse and Civic Dignity, Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:38, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:5-8

Winfield AF, Michael K, Pitt J, et al., 2019, Machine Ethics: The Design and Governance of Ethical AI and Autonomous Systems, Proceedings of the Ieee, Vol:107, ISSN:0018-9219, Pages:509-517

Pitt J, Rychwalska A, Roszczynska-Kurasinska M, et al., 2019, Democratizing Platforms for Social Coordination, Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:38, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:43-50

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