Professor Michael Wooldridge

Department of Computer Science

University of Liverpool

Liverpool L69 3BX, UK

tel (+44 7540) 845 345


I am a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. I am a member of the Agent Applications, Research, and Technology research group (Agent ART), which carries out both pure and applied research in the area of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. In October 2011, I was awarded a 5-year ERC Advanced Grant, entitled “Reasoning About Computational Economies” (RACE).

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). My main research interests are in the use of formal methods of one kind or another for specifying and reasoning about multiagent systems, and computational complexity in multiagent systems.

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

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.

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