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I am a Lecturer in the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK.
I'm an investigator in the project Market-Based Control of Complex Computational Systems (MBC). The main goal of this project is to apply game-theoretic and market-based economic principles to guide the design of multi-agent systems. In so doing, the aim is to enable flexible market mechanisms for allocating resources, where the mechanism is autonomously adapted to a dynamic environment.
My research interests include auctions, (automated) mechanism design, evolutionary algorithms, autonomous agents, auctions and bargaining.
I'm also involved in the CAT competition (short for Catallactics, the science of exchanges, and also the reverse of TAC, the Trading Agent Competition). This competition is about designing market rules instead of trading strategies, and the various markets compete for buyers and sellers.
Currently I'm chairing the IJCAI-09 Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA-09).