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Dr. Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn

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I am an Associate Professor in the Agents, Interaction, and Complexity Group (AIC), in the department of Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton and Chief Scientist for North Star, an AI startup.  I am also the director of the newly created Centre for Machine Intelligence.

I am interested in the development of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems and their application to Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) such as smart energy systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and disaster response. My research combines a number of techniques from Machine learning, AI, Game theory, and HCI.

I am currently part of a number of exciting research projects totalling over £8 million, including BReCCIA (a GCRF-funded project on Food and Water Security in Africa), the Smart Cities Platform, and the A-IOT Project. I also recently won the AXA Research Award for my work on Responsible AI.

At North Star I am leading the development of AI and Machine Learning algorithms for home energy management and assured living systems.

In the past,  I have either led or been part of major scientific and industrial research projects including the ORCHID programmewithin which I developed applications of Human-Agent Collectives. Prior to this I worked on the award-winning ALADDIN project (with BAE Systems) and IDEAS (with SECURE Meters).

As part of my work I have won a number of awards including the Prisoner’s Dilemma Competition (2004,2005), Robocup Infrastructure Competition (2007), AAMAS best papers (2010,2013,2015), and runner up for the IJCAI-JAIR 2016 best paper prize.

I am a member of the ACM E-Energy steering committee, a PC/SPC/AC member for AAMAS, IJCAI, CHI, AAAI, and co-organiser of the workshop series on Human-Agent Interaction.  I am a member of the EPSRC Associate Peer Review College and a member of the IET and ACM.  I have graduated over 9 PhD students.

Research

Research interests

 I am interested in the development of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems and their application to Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) such as smart energy systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and disaster response. My research combines a number of techniques from Machine learning, AI, Game theory, and HCI.

Projects

Grants

I am currently either leading or working on the following major projects:

Future Interactions with the Autonomous Internet of Things

Building REearch Capacity for sustainable water and food security In drylands of sub-saharan Africa (BRECcIA)

Wearable and Autonomous Computing for Future Smart Cities: A Platform Grant

AXA Research Award

Professional

Qualifications

BEng in Information Systems Engineering, Imperial College London
PhD in Computer Science, University of Southampton

Professional activities

EPSRC Associate Peer Review College

ACM E-Energy Steering Committee Member

Advisor to the Mauritius Research Council

Conferences attended

 

 

 

 

Duties

ECS Lead for Crowdsourcing for Sustainability Project

ECS Industrial Liaison (ELEC3200)

Publications

Ramchurn, S.D., Jennings, N. R. and Sierra, C. (2003) Persuasive negotiation for autonomous agents: A rhetorical approach. At IJCAI Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument IJCAI Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument, Mexico. pp. 9-17.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Sierra, C., Godo, L. and Jennings, N. R. (2003) A computational trust model for multi-agent interactions based on confidence and reputation. 6th International Workshop of Deception, Fraud and Trust in Agent Societies, Australia. pp. 69-75.

Rahwan, I., Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Jennings, N. R., McBurney, P., Parsons, S. and Sonenberg, L. (2003) Argumentation-based negotiation. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 18 (4), 343-375.

Dash, R. K ., Ramchurn, S.D. and Jennings, N. R. (2004) Trust-Based Mechanism Design. At 3rd Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 3rd Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, United States. 19 - 23 Jul 2004. pp. 748-755.

Ramchurn, S.D., Huynh, T.D. and Jennings, N. R. (2004) Trust in Multiagent Systems. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 19 (1), 1-25.

Ramchurn, S.D., Deitch, B., Thompson, M.K., de Roure, D. C., Jennings, N. R. and Luck, M. (2004) Minimising intrusiveness in pervasive computing environments using multi-agent negotiation. At First Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services (MobiQuitous'04) First Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services (MobiQuitous'04), United States. 22 - 26 Aug 2004. pp. 364-372.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Sierra, C., Godo, L. and Jennings, N. R. (2004) Devising a trust model for multi-agent interactions using confidence and reputation. International Journal of Applied Artificial Intelligence, 18 (9-10), 833-852.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2004) Multi-Agent Negotiation using Trust and Persuasion. University of Southampton, ECS, Doctoral Thesis.

Blankenburg, B., Dash, R.K., Ramchurn, S.D., Klusch, M. and Jennings, N. R. (2005) Trusted kernel-based coalition formation. At Proc. 4th Int Joint Conf on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems Proc. 4th Int Joint Conf on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Netherlands. pp. 989-996.

Ramchurn, S.D. and Jennings, N. R. (2005) Trust in agent-based software. In, Mansell, R. and Collins, B.S. (eds.) Trust and Crime in Information Societies. Elgar Publishing, pp. 165-204. ,

Karunatillake, N. C., Jennings, N. R., Rahwan, I. and Ramchurn, S. D. (2006) Managing Social Influences through Argumentation-Based Negotiation. At Third International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2006) Third International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2006), Japan. pp. 35-52.

Ramchurn, S.D., Sierra, C., Godo, L. and Jennings, N. R. (2006) Negotiating using rewards. At 5th Int. conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 5th Int. conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Japan. pp. 400-407.

Rahwan, T., Ramchurn, S.D., Dang, V.D. and Jennings, N. R. (2007) Near-optimal anytime coalition structure generation. At 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), India. pp. 2365-2371.

Rogers, Alex, Dash, Rajdeep K., Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Vytelingum, Perukrishnen and Jennings, N. R. (2007) Coordinating Team Players within a Noisy Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma Tournament. Theoretical Computer Science, 377 (1-3), 243-259.

Rogers, Alex, Dash, Rajdeep K., Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Vytelingum, Perukrishnen and Jennings, N. R. (2007) Error-Correcting Codes for Team Coordination within a Noisy Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma Tournament. In, Kendel, Graham, Yao, Xin and Chong, Siang Yew (eds.) The Iterated Prisoners Dilemma Competition: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary. World Scientific, pp. 205-229. ,

Rahwan, Talal, Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Dang, Viet D., Giovannucci, Andrea and Jennings, N. R. (2007) Anytime Optimal Coalition Structure Generation. At 22nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (01/02/07) 22nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Canada. pp. 1184-1190.

Ramchurn, S.D., Sierra, C., Godo, L. and Jennings, N. R. (2007) Negotiating using rewards. Artificial Intelligence Journal., 171 (10-15), 805-837.

Rogers, Alex, Osborne, Michael A, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Roberts, Stephen J and Jennings, N. R. (2008) Information Agents for Pervasive Sensor Networks. At Sixth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2008) Sixth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2008), China. pp. 294-299.

Osborne, Michael A, Rogers, Alex, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Roberts, Stephen J and Jennings, N. R. (2008) Towards Real-Time Information Processing of Sensor Network Data using Computationally Efficient Multi-output Gaussian Processes. At International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2008) International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2008), United States. pp. 109-120.

Espinoza,, Fredrik, De Roure, David, Hamfors, Ola, Hinz, Lucas, Holmberg, Jesper, Jansson, Carl-Gustaf, Jennings, Nick, Luck, Mike, Lönnqvist, Peter, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Sandin, Anna, Thompson, Mark and Bylund, Markus (2007) Intrusiveness Management for Focused, Efficient, and Enjoyable Activities. In, The Disappearing Computer: Interaction Design, System Infrastructures and Applications for Smart Environments. Springer, pp. 143-160. ,

Rahwan, Talal, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Jennings, Nicholas and Giovannucci, Andrea (2009) An anytime algorithm for optimal coalition structure generation. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 34, 521-567.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Mezzetti, Claudio, Giovannucci, Andrea, Rodriguez, Juan A., Dash, Rajdeep K. and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2009) Trust-based mechanisms for robust and efficient task allocation in the presence of execution uncertainty. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 35, 1-41. (doi:10.1613/jair.2751).

van Valkenhoef, Gert, Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Vytelingum, Perukrishnen, Jennings, Nicholas R. and Verbrugge, Rinek (2009) Continuous double auctions with execution uncertainty. At Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA-09) Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA-09), United States. 13 Jul 2009. 9 pp.

Vytelingum, Perukrishnen, Voice, Thomas D., Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2010) Agent-Based Micro-Storage Management for the Smart Grid. At The Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010) - Won the Best Paper Award The Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010) - Won the Best Paper Award, Canada. 10 - 14 May 2010. pp. 39-46.

Vytelingum, Perukrishnen, Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Voice, Thomas D., Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2010) Trading agents for the smart electricity grid. At The Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010) The Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010), Canada. 10 - 14 May 2010. pp. 897-904.

Ramchurn, S. D., Polukarov, Mariya, Farinelli, Alessandro, Jennings, Nick and Trong, Cuong (2010) Coalition Formation with Spatial and Temporal Constraints. At International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2010) International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2010), Canada. pp. 1181-1188.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Farinelli, Alessandro, Macarthur, Kathryn, Polukarov, Mariya and Jennings, Nick (2010) Decentralised Coordination in RoboCup Rescue. The Computer Journal, 53 (9), 1-15.

Macarthur, Kathryn, Farinelli, Alessandro, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nick (2010) Efficient, Superstabilizing Decentralised Optimisation for Dynamic Task Allocation Environments. At Third International Workshop on: Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems (OptMas) at the Ninth Joint Conference on Autonomous and Multi-Agent Systems Third International Workshop on: Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems (OptMas) at the Ninth Joint Conference on Autonomous and Multi-Agent Systems, Canada. pp. 25-32.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Vytelingum, Perukrishnen, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nick (2011) Agent-based control for decentralised demand side management in the smart grid. At The Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011) The Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011), Taiwan, Province of China. 02 - 06 May 2011. pp. 5-12.

Adams, Niall, Field, Martin, Gelenbe, Erol, Hand, David, Jennings, Nicholas, Leslie, David, Nicholson, David, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Rogers, Alex (2008) Intelligent Agents for Disaster Management. At Proceedings of the IARP/EURON Workshop on Robotics for Risky Interventions and Environmental Surveillance (RISE) Proceedings of the IARP/EURON Workshop on Robotics for Risky Interventions and Environmental Surveillance (RISE).

Panzarasa, P., Ramchurn, S. D. and Jennings, Nick (2002) Intrusiveness, Trust and Argumentation: Using Automated Negotiation to Inhibit the Transmission of Disruptive Information. At Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Social and Organizational Systems Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Social and Organizational Systems.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Vytelingum, Perukrishnen, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nick (2011) Agent-based homeostatic control for green energy in the smart grid. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2 (4), 35:1-35:28.

Macarthur, Kathryn, Stranders, Ruben, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nick (2011) A Distributed Anytime Algorithm for Dynamic Task Allocation in Multi-Agent Systems. At Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), United States. 07 - 11 Aug 2011. pp. 701-706.

Macarthur, Kathryn, Vinyals, Meritxell, Farinelli, Alessandro, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nick (2011) Decentralised Parallel Machine Scheduling for Multi-Agent Task Allocation. Fourth International Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems, Taiwan.

Voice, Thomas, Vytelingum, Perukrishnen, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nick (2011) Decentralised Control of Micro-Storage in the Smart Grid. At AAAI-11: Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence AAAI-11: Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence, United States. 07 - 11 Aug 2011. pp. 1421-1426.

Stranders, Ruben, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Shi, Bing and Jennings, Nick (2011) CollabMap: Augmenting Maps using the Wisdom of Crowds. At Third Human Computation Workshop Third Human Computation Workshop.

Alam, Muddasser, Rogers, Alex and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2011) A negotiation protocol for multiple interdependent issues negotiation over energy exchange. At IJCAI Workshop on AI for an Intelligent Planet IJCAI Workshop on AI for an Intelligent Planet. 16 Jul 2011. 6 pp.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Vytelingum, Perukrishnen, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2012) Putting the "Smarts" into the Smart Grid: A Grand Challenge for Artificial Intelligence. Communications of the ACM, 55 (4), 86-97.

Osborne, Michael A., Rogers, Alex, Roberts, Stephen J., Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2011) Gaussian Processes for Time Series Prediction. In, Bayesian Time Series Models. Cambridge University Press, pp. 341-360. ,

Vytelingum, Perukrishnen, Voice, Thomas, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nick (2011) Theoretical and practical foundations of large-scale agent-based micro-storage in the smart grid. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 42, 765-813.

Voice, Thomas, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nick (2012) On coalition formation with sparse synergies. At Proc. 11th Int. Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) Proc. 11th Int. Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), Spain. pp. 223-230.

Miller, Sam, Ramchurn, Sarvapali D and Rogers, Alex (2012) Optimal Decentralised Dispatch of Embedded Generation in the Smart Grid. In Proc. 11th Int. Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS).

Rogers, Alex, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2012) Delivering the smart grid: Challenges for autonomous agents and multi-agent systems research. At Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12) (22/07/12) Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12), Canada. 22 Jul 2012. pp. 2166-2172.

Costanza, Enrico, Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2012) Understanding domestic energy consumption through interactive visualisation: a field study. At UbiComp '12. Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing UbiComp '12. Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, United States. 05 - 08 Sep 2012. 10 pp, pp. 216-225.

Truong, Ngoc Cuong, Tran-Thanh, Long, Costanza, Enrico and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2012) Predicting energy consumption activities for home energy management. At Agent Technologies for Energy Systems (ATES 2012) Agent Technologies for Energy Systems (ATES 2012), Spain. 8 pp.

Ebden, Mark, Huynh, Trung Dong, Moreau, Luc, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Stephen, Roberts (2012) Network analysis on provenance graphs from a crowdsourcing application. Groth, Paul and Frew, James (eds.) At 4th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 4th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, United States. 20 - 21 Jun 2012. 15 pp, pp. 168-182. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34222-6_13).

Matthews, Tim, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Chalkiadakis, Georgios (2012) Competing with humans at fantasy football: team formation in large partially-observable domains. At Twenty-Sixth Conference of the Association for the Advancement for Artificial Intelligence Twenty-Sixth Conference of the Association for the Advancement for Artificial Intelligence, Canada. 22 - 26 Jul 2012. 8 pp, pp. 1394-1400.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Gerding, Enrico, Jennings, N.R. and Hu, Jun (2012) Practical distributed coalition formation via heuristic negotiation in social networks. At Fifth International Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems (OPTMAS) Fifth International Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems (OPTMAS), Spain. 05 Jun 2012. 8 pp.

Alam, Muddasser, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Rogers, Alex (2013) Cooperative energy exchange for the efficient use of energy and resources in remote communities. [Winner, Best Student Paper Award at AAMAS2013]. At Twelfth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013) Twelfth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013), United States. 06 - 10 May 2013. 8 pp.

Fischer, Joel E., Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Osborne, Michael A., Parson, Oliver, Huynh, Trung Dong, Alam, Muddasser, Pantidi, Nadia, Moran, Stuart, Bachour, Khaled, Reece, Steven, Costanza, Enrico, Rodden, Tom and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2013) Recommending Energy Tariffs and Load Shifting Based on Smart Household Usage Profiling. At International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, United States. 19 - 22 Mar 2013. pp. 383-394.

Richardson, Darren P., Costanza, Enrico and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2012) Evaluating semi-automatic annotation of domestic energy consumption as a memory aid. UbiComp '12. Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, United States. 05 - 08 Sep 2012. 2 pp, pp. 613-614. (doi:10.1145/2370216.2370330).

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Osborne, Michael, Parson, Oliver, Rahwan, Talal, Maleki, Sasan, Reece, Steve, Huynh, Trung Dong, Alam, Muddasser, Fischer, Joel, Rodden, Tom, Moreau, Luc and Roberts, Sephen (2013) AgentSwitch: towards smart electricity tariff selection. At 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013) 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013), United States. 06 - 10 May 2013. 8 pp.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Huynh, Trung Dong, Venanzi, Matteo and Shi, Bing (2013) Collabmap: crowdsourcing maps for emergency planning. At The 5th Annual ACM Web Science Conference The 5th Annual ACM Web Science Conference, France. 02 - 04 May 2013. 10 pp, pp. 326-335.

Kleiner, Alexander, Farinelli, Alessandro, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Shi, Bing, Mafioletti, Fabio and Refatto, Riccardo (2013) RMASBench: a benchmarking system for multi-agent coordination in urban search and rescue. At International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2013) International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2013), United States. 06 - 10 May 2013.

Alam, Muddasser, Rogers, Alex and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2013) Interdependent multi-issue negotiation for energy exchange in remote communities. Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-13), United States. 14 - 18 Jul 2013. 6 pp.

Truong, Ngoc Cuong, Tran-Thanh, Long, Costanza, Enrico and Ramchurn, D. Sarvapali (2013) Activity prediction for agent-based home energy management. At Agent Technologies for Energy Systems (ATES 2013) Agent Technologies for Energy Systems (ATES 2013), United States. 06 - 07 May 2013. 8 pp.

Truong, Ngoc Cuong, Tran-Thanh, Long, Costanza, Enrico and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2013) Towards appliance usage prediction for home energy management. At ACM E-Energy 2013 ACM E-Energy 2013, United States. 21 - 24 May 2013. 2 pp.

Truong, Ngoc Cuong, McInerney, James, Tran-Thanh, Long, Costanza, Enrico and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2013) Forecasting multi-appliance usage for smart home energy management. At 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013) 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013), China. 03 - 09 Aug 2013.

Farinelli, Alessandro, Bicego, Manuele, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Zuchelli, Marco (2013) C-Link: a hierarchical clustering approach to large-scale near-optimal coalition formation. 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013), China. 03 - 09 Aug 2013. 7 pp.

Svensson, Kim, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Cruz, Francisco, Rodriguez-Aguilar, Juan-Antonio and Cerquides, Jesus (2013) Solving the coalition structure generation problem on a GPU. At 6th International Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems 6th International Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems, United States. 06 - 07 May 2013.

Rigas, Emmanouil, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Bassiliades, Nick and Koutitas, Georgios (2013) Congestion management for urban EV charging systems. At 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Canada. 21 - 24 Oct 2013. 6 pp.

Alam, Muddasser, Rogers, Alex and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2013) Interdependent multi-issue negotiation for energy exchange in remote communities. International Workshop on AI Problems and Approaches for Intelligent Environments (AI4IE), China. 03 - 09 Aug 2013. 1 pp.

Alam, Muddasser, Alan, Alper, Rogers, Alex and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2013) Towards a smart home framework. At 5th ACM Workshop On Embedded Systems For Energy-Efficient Buildings (BuildSys2013) 5th ACM Workshop On Embedded Systems For Energy-Efficient Buildings (BuildSys2013), Italy. 13 - 14 Nov 2013. 2 pp.

Huynh, Trung Dong, Ebden, Mark, Venanzi, Matteo, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Roberts, Stephen and Moreau, Luc (2013) Interpretation of Crowdsourced Activities Using Provenance Network Analysis. At The First AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing The First AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, United States. 06 - 09 Nov 2013.

Vinyals, Meritxell, Macarthur, Kathryn, Farinelli, Alessandro, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2014) A message-passing approach to decentralised parallel machine scheduling. The Computer Journal, 57 (6), 856-874. (doi:10.1093/comjnl/bxt140).

Alan, Alper, Costanza, Enrico, Fischer, J., Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Rodden, T. and Jennings, N.R. (2014) A field study of human-agent interaction for electricity tariff switching. 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, France. 05 - 09 May 2014. pp. 965-972.

Costanza, Enrico, Fischer, Joel E, Colley, James A, Rodden, Tom, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2014) Doing the laundry with agents: a field trial of a future smart energy system in the home. At ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014, Canada. 26 Apr - 01 May 2014. pp. 813-822.

Cerquides, Jesus, Farinelli, Alessandro, Meseguer, Pedro and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2013) A tutorial on optimisation for multi-agent systems. The Computer Journal, 1-26. (doi:10.1093/comjnl/bxt146).

Tran-Thanh, Long, Huynh, Trung Dong, Rosenfeld, A, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2014) BudgetFix: budget limited crowdsourcing for interdependent task allocation with quality guarantees. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems: AAMAS '14. ACM. pp. 477-484.

Jiang, W, Fischer, J, Greenhalgh, C, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Wu, Feng, Jennings, Nicholas R. and Rodden, T (2014) Social implications of agent-based planning support for human teams. At Int. Conf. on Collaboration Technologies and Systems Int. Conf. on Collaboration Technologies and Systems. pp. 310-317.

Jennings, Nicholas R., Moreau, Luc, Nicholson, D, Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Roberts, S, Rodden, T and Rogers, Alex (2014) Human-agent collectives. Communications of the ACM, 57 (12), 80-88.

Huynh, Trung Dong, Ebden, Mark, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Roberts, Stephen and Moreau, Luc (2014) Data quality assessment from provenance graphs. At Provenance Analytics 2014 Provenance Analytics 2014, Germany. 09 Jun 2014. 4 pp.

Fischer, Joel E., Costanza, Enrico, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Colley, James and Rodden, Tom (2014) Energy advisors at work: charity work practices to support people in fuel poverty. At UbiComp '14 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing UbiComp '14 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, United States. 13 - 17 Sep 2014. pp. 447-458.

Bistaffa, Filippo, Farinelli, Alessandro, Cerquides, Jesus, Rodriguez-Aguilar, Juan Antonio and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2014) Anytime coalition structure generation on synergy graphs. At 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, France. 05 - 09 May 2014. 8 pp.

Bicego, Manuele, Recchia, F., Farinelli, Alessandro, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Grosso, E. (2014) Behavioural biometrics using electricity load profiles. At International Conference on Pattern Recognition International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Sweden. 24 - 28 Aug 2014. 6 pp.

Bistaffa, Filippo, Farinelli, Alessandro and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2014) Sharing rides with friends: a coalition formation algorithm for ridesharing. At AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2015 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2015, United States. 25 - 29 Jan 2015. 7 pp. (Submitted)

Zhao, Dengji, Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Gerding, Enrico H. and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2015) Balanced trade reduction for dual-role exchange markets. At The Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence The Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, United States. 25 - 30 Jan 2015. pp. 1064-1070.

Tran-Thanh, Long, Huynh, Trung Dong, Rosenfeld, Avi, Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2015) Crowdsourcing Complex Workflows under Budget Constraints. At Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15) Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), United States. 25 - 30 Jan 2015. pp. 1298-1304.

Shaofei, Chen, Feng, Wu, Lincheng, Shen, Jing, Chen and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2014) Multi-agent patrolling under uncertainty and threats. At International Joint Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems and Distributed Constraint Reasoning International Joint Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems and Distributed Constraint Reasoning, France. 05 - 06 May 2014.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Wu, Feng, Fischer, Joel, Reece, Steven, Jiang, Wenchao, Roberts, Stephen J., Rodden, Tom and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2016) Human-agent collaboration for disaster response. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 30 (1), 82-111.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Simpson, Edwin, Fischer, Joel, Huynh, Trung Dong, Ikuno, Yuki, Reece, Steven, Jiang, Wenchao, Wu, Feng, Flann, Jack, Roberts, S.J., Moreau, Luc, Rodden, T. and Jennings, N.R. (2015) HAC-ER: disaster response system based on human-agent collectives. At 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Istanbul, Turkey. 04 - 08 May 2015. pp. 533-541.

Salisbury, Elliot, Stein, Sebastian and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2015) Real-time opinion aggregation methods for crowd robotics. At 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), Turkey. 04 - 08 May 2015. 8 pp, pp. 841-849.

Alam, Muddasser, Gerding, Enrico H., Rogers, Alex and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2015) A scalable, decentralised multi-issue negotiation protocol for energy exchange. At International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Argentina. 25 Jul - 01 Aug 2015. 7 pp.

Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Fischer, Joel, Ikuno, Yuki, Wu, Feng, Flann, Jack and Waldock, Antony (2015) A Study of Human-Agent Collaboration for Multi-UAV Task Allocation in Dynamic Environments. At International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Wu, Feng, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Jiang, Wenchao, Fischer, Joel, Rodden, Tom and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2015) Agile Planning for Real-World Disaster Response. At International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. pp. 132-138.

Holyhead, James C, Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. and Rogers, Alex (2015) Consumer targeting in residential demand response programmes. At Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, India. 14 - 17 Jul 2015.

Alan, Alper T., Costanza, Enrico, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Fischer, Joel, Rodden, Tom and Jennings, N. R. (2015) Managing energy tariffs with agents: a field study of a future smart energy system at home. Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Japan. 07 - 11 Sep 2015. 8 pp. (doi:10.1145/2800835.2801626).

Bistaffa, Filippo, Farinelli, Alessandro, Chalkiadakis, Georgios and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2015) Recommending fair payments for large-scale social ridesharing. At RecSys'15 RecSys'15, Austria. 16 - 20 Sep 2015. pp. 139-146.

Salisbury, Elliot, Stein, Sebastian and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2015) CrowdAR: augmenting live video with a real-time crowd. At HCOMP 2015: Third AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing HCOMP 2015: Third AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, United States. 08 - 11 Nov 2015. pp. 169-177.

Alan, Alper Turan, Shann, Mike, Costanza, Enrico, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Seuken, Sven (2016) It is too hot: an in-situ study of three designs for heating. The SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, United States. (doi:10.1145/2858036.2858222).

Fischer, Joel, Crabtree, Andy, Rodden, Tom, Colley, James, Costanza, Enrico, Jewell, Michael and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2016) “Just whack it on until it gets hot”: Working with IoT Data in the Home. CHI 2016. (doi:10.1145/2858036.2858518).

Verame, Jhim Kiel M., Costanza, Enrico and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2016) The effect of displaying system confidence information on the usage of autonomous systems for non-specialist applications: a lab study. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

VERAME, JHIM KM, Costanza, Enrico and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2016) Dataset for "The Effect of Displaying System Confidence Information on the Usage of Autonomous Systems for Non-specialist Applications: A Lab Study". University of Southampton [Dataset]

Alan, Alper Turan, Shann, Mike, Costanza, Enrico, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Seuken, Sven (2016) Smart Thermostat Dataset. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/385589 [Dataset]

Bandhyopadhyay, Sambaran, Narayanam, Ramasuri, Kumar, Pratyush, Ramchurn, Sarvapali Dyanand, Arya, Vijay and Petra, Iskandarbin (2016) An axiomatic framework for ex-ante dynamic pricing mechanisms in smart grid. At Proceedings of the Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16) Proceedings of the Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16), United States. 01 Feb 2016. 7 pp.

Zhao, Dengji, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Jennings, Nicholas (2016) Fault tolerant mechanism design for general task allocation. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference. ACM. 9 pp, pp. 323-331.

Baker, Chris, Ramchurn, Gopal, Teacy, Luke and Jennings, Nicholas (2016) Factored Monte-Carlo tree search for coordinating UAVs in disaster response. Komenda,, Antonín and Shani, Guy (eds.) In ICAPS Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Distributed and Multi-Agent Planning (DMAP-2016). pp. 6-15.

Wu, Feng, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Chen, Xiaoping (2016) Coordinating human-UAV teams in disaster response. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-16), United States. 09 - 15 Jul 2016. pp. 1-7.

Truong, Ngoc Cuong, Baarslag, Tim, Ramchurn, Gopal and Tran-Thanh, Long (2016) Interactive scheduling of appliance usage in the home. 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-160, United States. 09 - 15 Jul 2016. 7 pp.

Baker, Chris, Ramchurn, Gopal, Teacy, Luke and Jennings, Nicholas (2016) Planning search and rescue missions for UAV teams. In ECAI 2016. vol. 285, IOS Press. 6 pp, 1777 - 1782. (In Press) (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-672-9-1777).

Fischer, Joel, Reeves, Stuart, Rodden, Tom, Reece, teven, Ramchurn, Gopal and Jones, D (2015) Building a birds eye view: collaborative work in disaster response. At 33rd Annual CHI Conf on Human Factors in Computing systems 33rd Annual CHI Conf on Human Factors in Computing systems, Korea, Republic of. 18 - 23 Apr 2015.

Garcia Garcia, Pedro, Costanza, Enrico, Verame, Jhim and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2016) The potential of physical motion cues: changing people’s perception of robots’ performance. In UbiComp '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. ACM. 9 pp, pp. 510-518. (doi:10.1145/2971648.2971697).

Salisbury, Elliot, Stein, Sebastian and Ramchurn, Gopal (2016) CrowdAR: a live video annotation tool for rapid mapping. Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact 2016, United States. 07 - 09 Jun 2016. 5 pp.

Farinelli, Alessandro, Bicego, Manuele, Bistaffa, Filippo and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2016) A hierarchical clustering approach to large-scale near-optimal coalition formation with quality guarantees. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. (In Press)

Abioye, Ayodeji, Opeyemi, Prior, Stephen, Thomas, Trevor, Saddington, Peter and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2017) Multimodal human aerobotic interaction. In, Issa, Tomayess, Kommers, Piet, Issa, Theodora, Isaías, Pedro and Issa, Touma B. (eds.) Smart Technology Applications in Business Environments. Pennsylvania, USA. IGI Global, pp. 39-62. (Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA), , (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2492-2.ch003)) , (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2492-2.ch003).

Ramchurn, Sarvapali D., Huynh, Trung Dong, Wu, Feng, Ikuno, Yuki, Flann, Jack, Moreau, Luc, Fischer, Joel, Jiang, Wenchao, Rodden, Tom, Simpson, Edwin, Reece, Steven, Roberts, Stephen and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2016) A disaster response system based on human-agent collectives. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 57, 661-708. (doi:10.1613/jair.5098).

Bistaffa, Filippo, Farinelli, Alessandro, Chalkiadakis, Georgios and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2017) A cooperative game-theoretic approach to the social ridesharing problem. Artificial Intelligence Journal., 246, 86-117. (doi:10.1016/j.artint.2017.02.004).

Cruz, Francisco, Espinosa, Antonio, Moure, Juan Carlos, Cerquides, Jesus, Rodriguez-Aguilar, Juan Antonio, Svensson, Kim and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2017) Coalition structure generation problems: optimization and parallelization of the IDP algorithm in multicore systems. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 29 (5).

Balsamo, Domenico, Merrett, Geoff V., Zaghari, Bahareh, Wei, Yang, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Stein, Sebastian, Weddell, Alexander and Beeby, Stephen (2017) Wearable and autonomous computing for future smart cities: open challenges. 25th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks, Slit, Croatia. 21 - 23 Sep 2017. 5 pp.

Verame, Jhim Kiel, Manzano, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Costanza, Enrico, Jennings, Nick, Fischer, Joel, Rodden, Tom and Crabtree, Andy (2017) Dataset for "Learning from the Veg Box: Designing Unpredictability in Agency Delegation". University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0356 [Dataset]

Bicego, M., Farinelli, A., Grosso, E., Paolini, D. and Ramchurn, S.D. (2018) On the distinctiveness of the electricity load profile. Pattern Recognition, 74, 317-325. (doi:10.1016/j.patcog.2017.09.039).

Verame, Jhim Kiel, Manzano, Costanza, Enrico, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Fischer, Joel, Crabtree, Andy, Rodden, Tom and Jennings, Nick (2018) Learning from the veg box: Designing unpredictability in agency delegation. In CHI '18: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM.. (doi:10.1145/3173574.3174021).

Balsamo, Domenico, Merrett, Geoff V., Zaghari, Bahareh, Wei, Yang, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Stein, Sebastian, Weddell, Alexander and Beeby, Stephen (2017) Wearable and autonomous computing for future smart cities: open challenges. In 2017 25th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM). IEEE. 5 pp. (doi:10.23919/SOFTCOM.2017.8115596).

Abioye, Ayodeji, Opeyemi, Prior, Stephen, Thomas, Trevor, Saddington, Peter and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2017) A practical mSVG interaction method for patrol, search, and rescue aerobots. UK-RAS Conference on 'Robotics and Autonomous Systems' (RAS 2017): Robots working for and and among us, Bristol, United Kingdom. 12 Dec 2017.

Abioye, Ayodeji, Opeyemi, Prior, Stephen, Thomas, Trevor, Saddington, Peter and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2018) The multimodal speech and visual gesture (mSVG) control model for a practical patrol, search, and rescue aerobot. In 19th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference 2018. vol. 10965, Springer. 15 pp, pp. 423-437. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-96728-8_36).

Abioye, Ayodeji, Opeyemi, Prior, Stephen, Thomas, Trevor, Saddington, Peter and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2018) Quantifying the effects of varying light-visibility and noise-sound levels in practical multimodal speech and visual gesture (mSVG) interaction with aerobots. In IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation (IEEE ICASI) 2018. IEEE. 4 pp, pp. 842-845. (doi:10.1109/ICASI.2018.8394395).

Abioye, Ayodeji, Opeyemi, Prior, Stephen, Thomas, Trevor, Saddington, Peter and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2017) A practical mSVG interaction method for patrol, search, and rescue aerobots. UK-RAS Conference on 'Robotics and Autonomous Systems' (RAS 2017): Robots working for and and among us, Bristol, United Kingdom. 12 Dec 2017. 2 pp.

Garcia Garcia, Pedro, Costanza, Enrico, Verame, Jhim KM, Nowacka, Diana and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2018) Dataset for Seeing (Movement) is Believing: The Effect of Motion on Perception of Automatic Systems Performance. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0490 [Dataset]

Oluwasuji, Olabambo, Ifeoluwa, Malik, Obaid, Zhang, Jie and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2018) Algorithms to manage load shedding events in developing countries. 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Stockholm, Sweden. 10 - 15 Jul 2018. 3 pp. (In Press)

Oluwasuji, Olabambo, Ifeoluwa, Malik, Obaid, Zhang, Jie and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2018) Algorithms for fair load shedding in developing countries. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Stockholm, Sweden. 13 - 19 Jul 2018. 7 pp. (In Press)

Diago, Ndeye Arame, Aknine, Samir, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Shehory, Onn and Sene, Mbaye (2018) Distributed negotiation for collective decision-making. In Proceedings - 2017 International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2017. vol. 2017-November, IEEE Computer Society Press. 8 pp, pp. 913-920. (doi:10.1109/ICTAI.2017.00141).

Rigas, Emmanouil, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Bassiliades, Nick (2018) Algorithms for electric vehicle scheduling in large-scale mobility-on-demand schemes. Artificial Intelligence, 262, 248-278. (doi:10.1016/j.artint.2018.06.006).

García García, Pedro, Costanza, Enrico, Verame, Jhim, Nowacka, Diana and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2018) Seeing (movement) is believing: the effect of motion on perception of automatic systems performance. Human-Computer Interaction. (doi:10.1080/07370024.2018.1453815).

Ortega Alban, Andre, Paola, Merrett, Geoff and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2018) Data for 'Automated Negotiation for Opportunistic Energy Trading Between Neighbouring Wireless Sensor Networks'. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0621 [Dataset]

Ortega, Andre P., Merrett, Geoff and Ramchurn, Sarvapali (2018) Automated negotiation for opportunistic energy trading between neighbouring wireless sensor networks. At 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm) (31/10/18) 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm). 29 - 31 Oct 2018. 6 pp.

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