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.
et al., 2016, Self-organising energy demand allocation through canons of distributive justice in a microgrid, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol:52, ISSN:0952-1976, Pages:108-118
et al., 2015, Evaluating a MAS Architecture for Flexible Distribution Power Flow Management, 2015 18th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP), IEEE
et al., 2015, How to Support the Design and Development of Interactive Pervasive Environments, 8th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI), IEEE, Pages:278-284, ISSN:2158-2246
Diaconescu A, Pitt J, 2015, Holonic Institutions for Multi-scale Polycentric Self-governance, 10th Conference Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN), SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Pages:19-35, ISSN:0302-9743
Jiang J, Pitt J, Diaconescu A, 2015, Rule Conflicts in Holonic Institutions, 9th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), IEEE, Pages:49-54