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.



Mertzani A, Pitt J, Nowak A, et al., 2023, Expertise, Social Influence, and Knowledge Aggregation in Distributed Information Processing, Artificial Life, Vol:29, ISSN:1064-5462, Pages:37-65

Pitt J, 2020, Apologies for the Inconvenience: (But Please Use It Wisely), Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:39, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:5-10

Pitt J, Dryzek J, Ober J, 2020, Algorithmic Reflexive Governance for Socio-Techno-Ecological Systems, Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:39, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:52-59

Pitt J, 2019, Deepfake Videos and DDoS Attacks (Deliberate Denial of Satire) [Editorial], Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:38, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:5-8

Singh R, Bodhe AR, Kanuparthi P, et al., 2019, From Classification to Definition: The Changing Nature of Human Adjudication, Ieee Technology and Society Magazine, Vol:38, ISSN:0278-0097, Pages:55-62

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