Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Intelligent and Self-Organising Systems



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Mr Patrick Kelly +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.


Torrent-Fontbona F, Lopez B, Busquets D, 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

Pitt J, Holvoet T, 2015, SASO 2013: Selected, Revised, and Extended Best Papers, Acm Transactions On Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Vol:10, ISSN:1556-4665

Macbeth S, Pitt JV, 2015, Self-organising management of user-generated data and knowledge, Knowledge Engineering Review, Vol:30, ISSN:0269-8889, Pages:237-264

Neville B, Fasli M, Pitt J, 2015, Utilising social recommendation for decision-making in distributed multi-agent systems, Expert Systems With Applications, Vol:42, ISSN:0957-4174, Pages:2884-2906

Pitt J, Busquets D, Macbeth S, 2014, Distributive Justice for Self-Organised Common-Pool Resource Management, Acm Transactions On Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Vol:9, ISSN:1556-4665

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