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Thursday, December 7, 2006

New NetLogo Models

This semester's multiagent systems' class, while small, has led to the development of a lot of interesting and fun NetLogo models. I have posted a few of them in my MAS Netlogo page. The Sodoku puzzle using distributed breakout is especially fun.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

B2B Workflows and Characteristc Form Games

Hrishi will be presenting a paper this weekend on his work on workflow automation using multiagent systems. The paper is:

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Research Summary Slides

I have posted a copy of my slides for this Friday's Seven Minute Madness (2:30pm in 300 Main Street, B213). They provide a pithy summary of what we are doing now.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Research Opportunities for Undergraduates or Graduates

I have a couple of programming projects which are a great way to get started learning about multiagent systems and would look great in your resume. Note that these are not paid positions, but you could get credit for them as a directed study if you want. Graduate students might also be interested as a way to get a flavor of what we do.

  1. I am writing a multiagent systems' textbook which includes a lot of sample programs written in NetLogo. I already have a some programs but I need a bunch more. If you are interested in writing some, let me know. NetLogo is easy to learn and tons of fun to use. It is an agent-based modeling language that can be used in a surprinsingly large set of domain areas such as physics, economics, sociology, chemistry, biology, and many others.
  2. I am interested in developing an Ajax social bookmarking application for academic publications, like citeulike but with support for ontologies and automated recommendations.
  3. I am also interested in developing an Ajax system for distributed combinatorial auctions using some of the algorithms we have developed--available from my list of publications.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Pausebid Poster

I have finished my pausebid poster for the workshop. I found out that it is not easy to explain how an algorithm works on a poster! It seems there is no substitute for staring and thinking about it, drawing all kinds of pictures to get a feel for how it works. Also, in related news, Benito is already working on a faster version of the algorithm which is coming along really well.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Summer 2006 Papers: AAAI

Hong and I managed to get papers admitted to AAAI workshops. We will be presenting them at the conference in Boston. They are

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Spring 2006 Papers

We have a revised version of Murali's paper, who we are sorry to say left us for a high-paying job at Microsoft, and a new paper on emotional agents.
Also, we have new models in our MAS NetLogo models page and our MAS Reading Group has been very busy this Spring, drop by if you are interested.