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Michael Wooldridge

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Professor Michael Wooldridge
Head of Department of Computer Science
Professor of Computer Science
Senior Research Fellow, Hertford College


My main research interests are in the use of formal techniques of one kind or another for reasoning about multiagent systems. I am particularly interested in the computational aspects of rational action in systems composed of multiple self-interested computational systems. My current research is at the intersection of logic, computational complexity, and game theory.

I have published more than three hundred articles in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems (see also my Google Scholar entry).

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I am Head of Department and Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow at Hertford College. I joined Oxford on 1 June 2012; before this I was for twelve years a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. In October 2011, I was awarded a 5-year ERC Advanced Grant, entitled "Reasoning About Computational Economies" (RACE).

I am a AAAI Fellow, an ECCAI Fellow, an AISB Fellow, and a BCS Fellow. In 2006, I was the recipient of the ACM Autonomous Agents Research Award. In 1997, I founded AgentLink, the EC-funded European Network of Excellence in the area of agent-based computing. In 2015, I was elected President of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) for a two year period.

I was program chair for the 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2010), held in Lisbon, Portugal, in August 2010. I was Conference Chair for the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2015), held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 2015.

Between 2003 and 2009 I was co-editor-in-chief of the Journal Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. I am an associate editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) (2006-2009, 2009-2012), an associate editor of Artificial Intelligence journal (2009-2012) and serve on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Logic, Journal of Logic and Computation, Journal of Applied Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Intelligence.


Publications, Book: Introduction to MultiAgent Systems (Second Edition), Book: Principles of Automated Negotiation
, Book: Computational Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory, Book: Reasoning about Rational Agents, Book: Programming Multi-Agent Systems in AgentSpeak

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Marginality Approach To Shapley Value In Games With Externalities

Oskar Skibski‚ Tomasz P. Michalak and Michael Wooldridge

No. RR−13−08. DCS. 2013.

An Exact Algorithm for Coalition Structure Generation and Complete Set Partitioning

Talal Rahwan‚ Tomasz P. Michalak‚ Edith Elkind‚ Michael Wooldridge and Nicholas R. Jennings

No. RR−13−09. DCS. 2013.

The Shapley Axiomatization for Values in Partition Function Games

Oskar Skibski‚ Tomasz P. Michalak and Michael Wooldridge

No. RR−13−05. DCS. 2013.




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