Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Intelligent and Self-Organising Systems



+44 (0)20 7594 6318j.pitt Website




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.



Pitt J, 2018, Publish or Impoverish Academic Publishing and the Platform Economy, Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:37, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:5-6

Pitt J, 2018, One at a Time, and All at Once The Benefits of Collective Action Can Begin with a Single Deed, Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:37, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:5-7

Petruzzi PE, Pitt J, Busquets D, 2017, Electronic Social Capital for Self-Organising Multi-Agent Systems, Acm Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Vol:12, ISSN:1556-4665

Bellman K, Botev J, Hildmann H, et al., 2017, Socially-Sensitive Systems Design Exploring Social Potential, Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:36, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:72-80

Steghofer J-P, Diaconescu A, Marsh S, et al., 2017, The Next Generation of Socio-Technical Systems, Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:36, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:46-47

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