Imperial College London

ProfessorJeremyPitt

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Intelligent and Self-Organising Systems
 
 
 
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Contact

 

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

 
 
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Assistant

 

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

 
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Location

 

1010Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

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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, Pages: 5-8, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Winfield AF, Michael K, Pitt J, Evers Vet al., 2019, Machine Ethics: The Design and Governance of Ethical AI and Autonomous Systems, PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE, Vol: 107, Pages: 509-517, ISSN: 0018-9219

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Riveret R, Gao Y, Governatori G, Rotolo A, Pitt J, Sartor Get al., 2019, A probabilistic argumentation framework for reinforcement learning agents: Towards a mentalistic approach to agent profiles, AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS, Vol: 33, Pages: 216-274, ISSN: 1387-2532

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Pitt J, Rychwalska A, Roszczynska-Kurasinska M, Nowak Aet al., 2019, Democratizing Platforms for Social Coordination, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 38, Pages: 43-50, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Pitt J, Ober J, 2019, Democracy by Design: Basic Democracy and the Self-Organisation of Collective Governance, 12th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 20-29, ISSN: 1949-3673

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Kurka DB, Pitt J, Lewis PR, Patelli M, Ekart Aet al., 2019, Disobedience as a Mechanism of Change, 12th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 1-10, ISSN: 1949-3673

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Andras P, Esterle L, Guckert M, The AH, Lewis PR, Milanovic K, Payne T, Perret C, Pitt J, Powers ST, Urquhart N, Wells Set al., 2018, Trusting Intelligent Machines Deepening Trust within Socio-Technical Systems, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 37, Pages: 76-83, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Pitt J, 2018, Complacency is the New Normal Shifting Public Discourse on Technological Acceptability, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 37, Pages: 5-7, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Stark E, Pitt J, Wicaksono AN, Milanovic K, Lush V, Hoover Set al., 2018, Odorveillance and the Ethics of Robotic Olfaction, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 37, Pages: 16-19, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Bourazeri A, Pitt J, 2018, Collective attention and active consumer participation in community energy it systems, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN-COMPUTER STUDIES, Vol: 119, Pages: 1-11, ISSN: 1071-5819

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Pitt J, 2018, From Usability to Exploitability Digital Technology and Non-Participatory Design, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 37, Pages: 5-7, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Pitt J, Clippinger JH, Sorensen C, 2018, Values, Axial Currencies, and Computational Axiology Digital Currencies Can Do More than Buy Stuff, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 37, Pages: 56-63, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Pitt J, 2018, Publish or Impoverish Academic Publishing and the Platform Economy, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 37, Pages: 5-6, ISSN: 0278-0097

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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, Pages: 5-7, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Pitt J, Hart E, 2017, For Flux Sake: The Confluence of Socially- and Biologically-Inspired Computing for Engineering Change in Open Systems, 2nd IEEE International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 45-50

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Kurka DB, Pitt J, 2017, Smart-CPR: Self-Organisation and Self-Governance in the Sharing Economy, 2nd IEEE International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 85-90

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Kurka DB, Pitt J, 2017, The Principled Violation of Policy: Norm Flexibilization in Open Self-Organising Systems, 2nd IEEE International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 33-38

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Garbiso J, Diaconescu A, Coupechoux M, Pitt J, Leroy Bet al., 2017, Distributive Justice for Fair Auto-adaptive Clusters of Connected Vehicles, 2nd IEEE International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 79-84

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Pitt J, Ober J, Diaconescu A, 2017, Knowledge Management Processes and Design Principles for Self-Governing Socio-Technical Systems, 2nd IEEE International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 97-102

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Pitt J, 2017, Interactional Justice and Self-Governance of Open Self-Organising Systems, 11th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 31-40, ISSN: 1949-3673

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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: 1556-4703

It is a recurring requirement in open systems, such as networks, distributed systems and socio-technicalsystems, that a group of agents must coordinate their behaviour for the common good. In those systems –where agents are heterogeneous – unexpected behaviour can occur due to errors or malice. Agents whosepractices free-ride the system can be accepted to a certain level; however, not only do they put the stability ofthe system at risk, but they also compromise the agents that behave according to the system’s rules.In social systems, it has been observed thatsocial capitalis an attribute of individuals that enhances theirability to solve collective action problems. Sociologists have studied collective action through human societiesand observed that social capital plays an important role in maintaining communities though time as well as insimplifying the decision making in them. In this work, we explore the use of Electronic Social Capital foroptimising self-organised collective action.We developed a context-independent Electronic Social Capital framework to test this hypothesis. Theframework comprises a set of handlers that capture events from the system and update three di erent forms ofsocial capital: trustworthiness, networks and institutions. Later, a set of metrics are generated by the forms ofsocial capital and used for decision-making. The framework was tested in di erent scenarios such as2-playergames,n-player games and public goods games. The experimental results show that social capital optimisesthe outcomes (in terms of long-term satisfaction and utility), reduces the complexity of decision-making andscales with the size of the population.This work proposes an alternative solution using Electronic Social Capital to represent and reason withqualitative, instead of traditional quantitative, values. This solution could be embedded into socio-technicalsystems to incentivise collective action without commodifying the resources or actions in t

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Diaconescu A, Pitt J, 2017, Technological Impacts in Socio-Technical Communities iStock/BeeBright, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 36, Pages: 63-71, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Steghofer J-P, Diaconescu A, Marsh S, Pitt Jet al., 2017, The Next Generation of Socio-Technical Systems, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 36, Pages: 46-47, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Bellman K, Botev J, Hildmann H, Lewis PR, Marsh S, Pitt J, Scholtes I, Tomforde Set al., 2017, Socially-Sensitive Systems Design Exploring Social Potential, IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, Vol: 36, Pages: 72-80, ISSN: 0278-0097

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Pitt J, Diaconescu A, Bourazeri A, 2017, Democratisation of the SmartGrid and the Active Participation of Prosumers, 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 1707-1714, ISSN: 2163-5137

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Riveret R, Korkinof D, Draief M, Pitt Jet al., 2017, Probabilistic abstract argumentation: An investigation with Boltzmann machines (vol 6, pg 178, 2015), ARGUMENT & COMPUTATION, Vol: 8, Pages: 89-89, ISSN: 1946-2166

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Bourazeri A, Pitt J, Arnab S, 2017, Social Mpower: An Educational Game for Energy Efficiency, 6th EAI International Conference on Serious Games, Interaction and Simulation (SGAMES), Publisher: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, Pages: 133-140, ISSN: 1867-8211

Conference paper

Zolotas M, Pitt J, 2016, Self-organising error detection and correction in open multi-agent systems, 1st IEEE International Workshop on Foundations and Applications of Self-* Systems (FAS-W), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 180-185

A key feature of open systems is the expectation of non-compliant behaviour, which may be due to accident, necessity, or malice. Therefore, a system requirement for sustainable operation is to deal with non-compliance through error detection and correction according to type and severity. This paper presents a formal model of a self-organising system of `retributive justice' that encapsulates monitoring, enforcement, and conflict-resolution. Multi-agent simulation is used to evaluate the performance of this system, whereby agents play a variant of the linear public good game and use a behaviour observation framework to adapt their decision-making. Experimental results show that although self-organisation of retributive justice alone cannot guarantee sustainability in an open system and there seems to be no `ideal' system, it can improve the utility of the collective and diminish the likelihood of non-compliance.

Conference paper

Torrent-Fontbona F, López B, Busquets Font D, Pitt JVet al., 2016, Self-organising energy demand allocation through canons of distributive justice in a microgrid., Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol: 52, Pages: 108-118, ISSN: 1873-6769

The energy sector is being driven into a new era where considerable portions of electrical demand will be met through distributed energy resources (DERs). Microgrids have been suggested as a tool for integrating and managing DERs. In this context, we formulate the energy demand allocation problem in order to provide service to a given load. We then propose a dynamic method for agreeing and setting the rules to perform the allocation. The methodology is based on self-organisation and the concept of distributive justice which integrates different principles of fairness represented as legitimate claims. Legitimate claims are implemented as voting functions and are used to determine how the DER requests are satisfied. The method is tested by considering different configurations of DERs, mainly of the renewable type, and comparing them with other allocation methods. Results show that this self-organising allocation method provides a better balance amongst all the representations of justice, but also it is more robust for the external authorities that manipulate the allocation process.

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Kurka DB, Pitt J, 2016, Distributed Distributive Justice, 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 80-89, ISSN: 1949-3673

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