Human intuition added to planning algorithms

Researchers are trying to improve automated planners by giving them the benefit of human intuition. By encoding the strategies of high-performing human planners in a machine-readable form, they were able to improve the performance of planning algorithms by 10 to 15 percent on a challenging set of problems. For more, see here.

PhD student joins DICE

Emanuele Uliana, joins dicelab as a PhD student. He holds a BSc and an MSc both in Computer Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. Emanuele’s work will be funded by RHUL’s Leverhulme Magna Carta DTC.

How AI may affect urban life by 2030

This is an interesting article that covers a number of applications for AI systems. For more, see

IJCAI 2017 takes place in Melbourne this year

The Program Committee of the Twenty-sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-17) invites the submission of technical papers for the main technical track of the conference which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from August 19th to August 25th, 2017. Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence. For more details, click here.

PhD positions available

There are 3 new PhD openings in multi-agent systems with associated scholarships for Home/EU students. One opening is supported by the Magna Carta DTC at Royal Holloway and the other two by College Reid Scholarships. If you wish to obtain more information about these openings, please contact me.

Dr Bedour Al Rayes

Our PhD student Bedour Al Rayes passed her viva with minor corrections. Well done Dr Al Rayes! She will also soon join King’s Saud University in Saudi Arabia as Assistant Professor.

Dr Ulli Schaechtle

Our PhD student Ulli Schaechtle has passed his viva with minor corrections. Well done Dr Schaechtle! Ulli will soon join MIT as a research associate.

PhD student Bedour Alrayes wins prize with CONAN

CONAN, a negotiation agent system developed in the dicelab as part of Bedour M. Alrayes’ PhD thesis, won second place in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Prize for Saudi Students in the UK. The picture below show Mrs Alrayes after she has received the prize. Well done Bedour!

Workshop on Personal Health Systems for Chronic Diseases

Workshop on Personal Health Systems for Chronic Diseases (PHSCD 2015) at Pervasive Health 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, May 20, 2015. Workshop website here. With the advent of new mobile technologies and new portable sensors, systems to monitor patients affected by chronic diseases have become a reality. With the aging of society and the surge of patients with chronic conditions the development of monitoring infrastructures has become a major goal for the…

Activity Recognition paper nominated for best paper award

Our work on Activity Recognition for Personal Health Systems was successfully presented by Kostas Stathis at PRIMA’14 in Australia. The work has been supported by the Commodity12 project. The paper was nominated for the best paper award.