Michael Wooldridge (computer scientist)

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Michael Wooldridge
Michael Wooldridge
Born
Michael John Wooldridge

(1966-08-26) 26 August 1966 (age 52)
Wakefield, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (PhD)
Known forMultiagent systems
Spouse(s)Janine Wooldridge
Children2
Awards
Scientific career
Fields
Institutions
ThesisThe Logical Modelling of Computational Multi-agent Systems (1992)
Websitecs.ox.ac.uk/people/michael.wooldridge/

Michael John Wooldridge (born 26 August 1966) is a professor of computer science at the University of Oxford. His main research interests is in multi-agent systems, and in particular, in the computational aspects of rational action in systems composed of multiple self-interested agents.[4][5][6][7][8] His work is characterised by the use of techniques from computational logic, game theory, and social choice theory.

Education[edit]

Wooldridge was educated at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) where he was awarded a PhD in 1991.[9]

Career and research[edit]

Wooldridge as appointed a lecturer in Computer Science at the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. In 1996, he moved to London, where he became senior lecturer at Queen Mary and Westfield College in 1998. His appointment as full professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool followed in 1999. In Liverpool he served as head of department from 2001 to 2005 and as head of the School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Science from 2008 to 2011. In 2012 the European Research Council awarded him a five-year ERC Advanced Grant for the project Reasoning about Computational Economies (RACE). In the same year he left Liverpool to become professor of computer science at the University of Oxford, where he has been head of the Department of Computer Science since 2014. In Oxford he is a senior research fellow of Hertford College, Oxford.

Michael Wooldridge is author of more than 300 academic publications.[3][10]

Publications[edit]

  • Wooldridge, Michael (2000). Reasoning about Rational Agents. MIT Press. ISBN 0262515563.
  • Wooldridge, Michael (2002). An Introduction to Multi-agent Systems (first edition). John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 047149691X.
  • Bussmann, Stefan; Jennings, Nicholas R.; Wooldridge, Michael (2004). Multiagent Systems for Manufacturing Control. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3540209247.
  • Bordini, Rafael H.; Hübner, Jomi Fred; Wooldridge, Michael (2007). Programming Multi-agent Systems in AgentSpeak Using Jason. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 0470029005.
  • Wooldridge, Michael (2009). An Introduction to Multi-agent Systems (second edition). John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0470519460.
  • Chalkiadakis, Georgios; Elkind, Edith; Wooldridge, Michael (2011). Computational Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. ISBN 1608456528.
  • Shaheen, Fatima; Kraus, Sarit; Wooldridge, Michael (2014). Principles of Automated Negotiation. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 1107002540.
  • Wooldridge, Michael (22 March 2018). Artificial Intelligence. illus. Stephen Player. London: Ladybird Books. ISBN 978-0-7181-8875-7.

Awards and honours[edit]

He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) Fellow, a Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) Fellow, and a British Computer Society (BCS) Fellow. In 2015, he was made Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow for his contributions to multi-agent systems and the formalisation of rational action in multi-agent environments.[11]

  • 2015 Elected an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. For contributions to multi-agent systems and the formalisation of rational action in multi-agent environments.[11]
  • 2012–17 ERC Advanced Investigator Grant "Reasoning about Computational Economies (RACE)" (5-year €2m award)
  • 2009 British Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (SSAISB) Fellow
  • 2008 American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fellow
  • 2008 Influential Paper Award, Special Recognition from the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, for the paper Intelligent Agents: Theory and Practice[12]
  • 2007 European Association for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) Fellow
  • 2006 ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award. For significant and sustained contributions to the research on autonomous agents and multi agent systems. In particular, Dr. Wooldridge has made seminal contributions to the logical foundations of multi-agent systems, especially to formal theories of co-operation, teamwork and communication, computational complexity in multi-agent systems, and agent-oriented software engineering. [13]

Editorial service[edit]

Other editorships: Journal of Applied Logic, Journal of Logic and Computation, Journal of Applied Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Intelligence.

Personal life[edit]

Michael Wooldridge was born in Wakefield (West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) in 1966 as the second son to John and Jean Wooldridge.[citation needed] He is married with two children.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACM Fellows Named for Computing Innovations that Are Advancing Technology in the Digital Age". Acm.org. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Elected AAAI Fellows". Aaai.org. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Michael Wooldridge publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ Wooldridge, Michael (2000). Reasoning about Rational Agents. MIT Press. p. 246. ISBN 0262515563.
  5. ^ Wooldridge, Michael (2002). An Introduction to Multi-agent Systems (first edition). John Wiley & Sons. p. 366. ISBN 047149691X.
  6. ^ Bussmann, Stefan; Jennings, Nicholas R.; Wooldridge, Michael (2004). Multiagent Systems for Manufacturing Control. Springer-Verlag. p. 288. ISBN 3540209247.
  7. ^ Bordini, Rafael H.; Hübner, Jomi Fred; Wooldridge, Michael (2007). Programming Multi-agent Systems in AgentSpeak Using Jason. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 292. ISBN 0470029005.
  8. ^ Wooldridge, Michael (2009). An Introduction to Multi-agent Systems (second edition). John Wiley & Sons. p. 484. ISBN 0470519460.
  9. ^ Wooldridge, Michael John (1992). The Logical Modelling of Computational Multi-agent Systems (PhD). University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. OCLC 556774497. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.387317.
  10. ^ "Michael Wooldridge's academic webpage". Cs.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  11. ^ a b "News release Association for Computing Machinery, December 8, 2015". Archived from the original on 9 December 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  12. ^ Wooldridge, Michael; Jennings, Nicholas R. (2009). "Intelligent agents: theory and practice". The Knowledge Engineering Review. 10 (02): 115. doi:10.1017/S0269888900008122. ISSN 0269-8889.
  13. ^ "Web page ACM SIGAI". Sigai.acm.orgaccess-date=3 September 2016.