Munindar P. Singh
|Munindar P. Singh|
|Institutions||North Carolina State University|
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
|Thesis||A Theory of Actions, Intentions, and Communications for Multiagent Systems (1993)|
|Doctoral advisor||Professors E. Allen Emerson (coadvisor) and Nicholas M. Asher (coadvisor)|
|Doctoral students||pInar Yolum
Amit K. Chopra
Singh received his B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1986. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 under the supervision of E. Allen Emerson and Nicholas M. Asher.
Singh's research interests include multiagent systems, service-oriented computing, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and social networks. He has made several important contributions to the understanding of interaction and norms in multiagent systems. He introduced to artificial intelligence the distinction between social commitment (a kind of a norm) and psychological commitment (a mental attitude). Singh also introduced the idea that interaction among autonomous social principals (e.g., between two or more organizations) must have a social semantics. Singh, in joint work with his Ph.D. student pInar Yolum, introduced the idea of commitment protocols.
Singh has also made important contributions to social networks, trust, and distributed computing. His Blissfully Simple Protocol Language introduces the idea that message ordering in interaction protocols fall out automatically from information flow requirements. Therefore one need not model specify control flow at all in interaction protocols.
- "NC Computer Science: Full Professors Directory".
- "NC State Computer Science: Munindar P. Singh".
- "Munindar Singh's homepage". Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "IEEE - Fellow Class of 2009".
- Munindar Paul Singh at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- "Social and Psychological Commitments in Multiagent Systems" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Agent Communication Languages: Rethinking the Principles" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Flexible Protocol Specification and Execution: Applying Event Calculus Planning using Commitments" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Information-Driven Interaction-Oriented Programming: BSPL, the Blindingly Simple Protocol Language" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2013.