Research Profile

Nic Wilson

Biography

Nic Wilson is a senior research fellow at Insight, Cork. From 2009-2013 he was a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator on a project on reasoning with preferences in multi-variate problems. He studied Mathematics at Oxford University, and was awarded his PhD in 1992 at Oxford Brookes University, in the area of Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Queen Mary College, London, and a senior research fellow at Keele University, UK and Oxford Brookes University. Dr. Wilson joined 4C in October 2003. He has had more than 20 years experience of researching in Artificial Intelligence, with particular expertise in Reasoning with Preferences and Uncertainty, including applications to recommender systems, telecommunications personalisation and intelligent building operation.   He is on the editorial board of Artificial Intelligence Journal, and has served on the programme committees and senior PCs of many AI and uncertainty conferences and workshops, such as AAAI, ECAI, IJCAI, UAI, SUM and ISIPTA.

Research Interests

My work is concerned with computational theories of reasoning for decision support. I focus especially on theories that enable reasoning with user preferences, and reasoning with uncertain information. Although much of my work has been algorithmic and on the foundations of these topics, I am also very much interested in applications and have worked, in particular, on topics in telecoms personalisation, in intelligent building control, and in recommender systems.

One major theme of my work in recent years has been reasoning with partially ordered preferences. Preferences can be partially ordered in many kinds of situations, for instance, when there is uncertainty about the user preferences, or when decisions are being evaluated on more than one criterion, or when there is more than one party involved in the decision making. I have worked on soft constraints based on partially ordered preferences, and compact comparative preference languages generalising the CP-nets language, looking at foundations and algorithmic issues. Another theme has been graphical models for reasoning with preferences and/or uncertainty. 


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Imprecise Probality Models for Reasoning about RiskIrish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)31-OCT-1031-OCT-14€74,885.00
IRCSET & BT "Personalisation and Context-Aware Telecoms"Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)05-MAR-0704-MAR-10€186,782.00
Compilation of Good Schedules for Fast Iterative Interaction.Science Foundation of Ireland01-JAN-1231-DEC-13€101,921.00
Development of Artifical Intelligence Approaches for Preferences in Combinatorial ProblemsScience Foundation of Ireland01-JAN-0931-DEC-13€787,584.00
AI methods for Predicting Occupancy for Building ControlIrish Research Council15-AUG-1114-AUG-13€79,280.00

Contract Researchers

 Researcher NameProjectRoleFunding Body
Roman van der KrogtCompilation of Good Schedules for Fast Iterative InteractionPostdoctoral ResearcherScience Foundation Ireland
Dara CurranCompilation of Good Schedules for Fast Iterative InteractionPostdoctoral ResearcherScience Foundation Ireland
Abdul RazakInsight - Combinatorial OptimisationPostdoctoral ResearcherScience Foundation Ireland
Deepak MehtaPersonalisation and Context-Aware Telecommunications ServicesPostdoctoral ResearcherIrish Research Council
Carlo Massimo MannaAI methods for Predicting Occupancy for Building Control (with Intel, Dublin)Postdoctoral ResearcherIrish Research Council
Luis QuesadaConstraint Programming Technology for the Personalisation of Next-Generation Telecommunications Services (with BT, UK)Postdoctoral ResearcherIrish Research Council
Anika SchumannInformation and Communication Technology for Sustainable and Optimised Building Operation (ITOBO)Postdoctoral ResearcherScience Foundation Ireland

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2000)'Algorithms for Dempster-Shafer Theory'
Nic Wilson; (2000) 'Algorithms for Dempster-Shafer Theory' In: Volume 5: Algorithms, of Handbook of Defeasible Reasoning and Uncertainty Management Systems. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2012)Graph Structures for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning - Second International Workshop, GKR 2011, Barcelona, Spain, July 16, 2011. Revised Selected Papers
Madalina Croitoru, Sebastian Rudolph, Nic Wilson, John Howse, Olivier Corby (Ed.). (2012) Graph Structures for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning - Second International Workshop, GKR 2011, Barcelona, Spain, July 16, 2011. Revised Selected Papers Graph Structures for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning - Second International Workshop, GKR 2011, Barcelona, Spain, July 16, 2011. Revised Selected Papers. Berlin etc: Springer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Preference Dominance Reasoning for Conversational Recommender Systems: A Comparison Between a Comparative Preferences and a Sum of Weights Approach'
Trabelsi, W; Wilson, N; Bridge, D; Ricci, F; (2011) 'Preference Dominance Reasoning for Conversational Recommender Systems: A Comparison Between a Comparative Preferences and a Sum of Weights Approach'. International Journal On Artificial Intelligence Tools, 20 (4):591-616 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'Computational Techniques for a Simple Theory of Conditional Preferences'
Nic Wilson (2011) 'Computational Techniques for a Simple Theory of Conditional Preferences'. Artificial Intelligence Journal, 175 (7-8):1053-1091 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'Developing Approaches for Solving a Telecommunications Feature Subscription Problem'
David Lesaint, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis Quesada, and Nic Wilson (2010) 'Developing Approaches for Solving a Telecommunications Feature Subscription Problem'. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 38 :271-305 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'Lexicographically-ordered constraint satisfaction problems'
Freuder, EC; Heffernan, R; Wallace, RJ; Wilson, N; (2010) 'Lexicographically-ordered constraint satisfaction problems'. Constraints, 15 :1-28 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'Interleaving solving and elicitation of constraint satisfaction problems based on expected cost'
Wilson, N,Grimes, D,Freuder, EC; (2010) 'Interleaving solving and elicitation of constraint satisfaction problems based on expected cost'. Constraints, 15 :540-573 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'Developing approaches for solving a telecommunications feature subscription problem'
Lesaint, D; Mehta, Deepak; O'Sullivan, B; Quesada, Luis; Wilson, Nic; (2010) 'Developing approaches for solving a telecommunications feature subscription problem'. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR, 38 :271-305 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'Interval-valued Soft Constraint Problems'
Gelain, M; Pini, MS; Rossi, F; Venable, KB; Wilson, N; (2010) 'Interval-valued Soft Constraint Problems'. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 58 :261-298 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'Enabling local computation for partially ordered preferences'
Fargier, H,Rollon, E,Wilson, N; (2010) 'Enabling local computation for partially ordered preferences'. Constraints, 15 :516-539 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2008)'Semiring induced valuation algebras: Exact and approximate local computation algorithms'
Kohlas, J. and Wilson, N.; (2008) 'Semiring induced valuation algebras: Exact and approximate local computation algorithms'. Artificial Intelligence, 172 (11):1360-1399 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2008)'Extending uncertainty formalisms to linear constraints and other complex formalisms'
Wilson, N; (2008) 'Extending uncertainty formalisms to linear constraints and other complex formalisms'. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 49 :83-98 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2008)'The Computational Complexity of Dominance and Consistency In Cp-Nets'
Goldsmith, J, Lang, J, Truszczynski, M, Wilson, N; (2008) 'The Computational Complexity of Dominance and Consistency In Cp-Nets'. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 33 (NA):403-432 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2007)'Proactive Algorithms For Job Shop Scheduling With Probabilistic Durations'
Beck, JC, Wilson, N; (2007) 'Proactive Algorithms For Job Shop Scheduling With Probabilistic Durations'. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 28 (NA):183-232 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2006)'A logic of soft constraints based on partially ordered preferences'
Wilson, N; (2006) 'A logic of soft constraints based on partially ordered preferences'. Journal of Heuristics, 12 :241-262 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2004)'The beginnings of a logical semantics framework for the integration of thematic map data'
Wilson, N; (2004) 'The beginnings of a logical semantics framework for the integration of thematic map data'. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 18 (4):389-415 [DOI] [Details]
(2001)'Embedding Logics in the Local Computation Framework'
Wilson, N., and Mengin, J.; (2001) 'Embedding Logics in the Local Computation Framework'. Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics, 3-4 :239-261 [Details]
(1994)'VAGUENESS AND BAYESIAN PROBABILITY'
WILSON, N; (1994) 'VAGUENESS AND BAYESIAN PROBABILITY'. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS, 2 (1):34-36 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2013)ADT 2013
Walid Trabelsi, Nic Wilson, Derek G. Bridge (2013) Comparative Preferences Induction Methods for Conversational Recommenders ADT 2013 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)CP 2013
Radu Marinescu, Abdul Razak, Nic Wilson (2013) Multi-objective Constraint Optimization with Tradeoffs CP 2013 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013) ICTAI 2013, Proc 25th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Washington D.C., USA
Carlo Manna and Damien Fay and Kenneth N. Brown and Nic Wilson  (2013) Learning Occupancy in Single Person Offices with Mixtures of Multi-lag Markov Chains  ICTAI 2013, Proc 25th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Washington D.C., USA [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)Proc. Scheduling and Planning Applications Workshop (SPARK), at 23rd Int. Conf. on Automated Planning & Scheduling (ICAPS 2013)
Dara Curran, Roman van der Krogt, James Little, Nic Wilson (2013) Compilation of Maintenance Schedules based on their Key Performance Indicators for Fast Iterative Interaction Proc. Scheduling and Planning Applications Workshop (SPARK), at 23rd Int. Conf. on Automated Planning & Scheduling (ICAPS 2013)   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013) SMARTGREENS 2013, 2nd Intl Conf on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems, Aachen, Germany
Carlo Manna and Nic Wilson and Kenneth N. Brown  (2013) Personalized Thermal Comfort Forecasting for Smart Buildings via Locally Weighted Regression with Adaptive Bandwidth  SMARTGREENS 2013, 2nd Intl Conf on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems, Aachen, Germany [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)ECSQARU
Conor O'Mahony and Nic Wilson (2013) Sorted-Pareto Dominance and Qualitative Notions of Optimality ECSQARU [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)Proc. 13th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2012)
Nic Wilson and Radu Marinescu (2012) An Axiomatic Framework for Influence Diagram Computation with Partially Ordered Utilities Proc. 13th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2012) [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)Proc. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2012)
Nic Wilson (2012) Importance-based Semantics of Polynomial Comparative Preference Inference Proc. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2012) [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)Proc. 28th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, (UAI 2012)
Radu Marinescu, Abdul Razak and Nic Wilson (2012) Multi-objective Influence Diagrams Proc. 28th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, (UAI 2012) [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)ICTAI 2012
Conor O'Mahony and Nic Wilson (2012) Sorted-Pareto Dominance: an Extension to Pareto Dominance and its Application in Soft Constraints ICTAI 2012   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012) AIIE (Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Environments, workshop at ECAI 2012), Montpelier, France
Carlo Manna and Nic Wilson and and Kenneth N. Brown  (2012) Learning Individual Thermal Comfort using Robust Locally Weighted Regression with Adaptive Bandwidth  AIIE (Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Environments, workshop at ECAI 2012), Montpelier, France [Details]
(2012) CompSust2012, 3rd Intl Conf on Computational Sustainability, Copenhagen, Denmark
Carlo Manna and Nic Wilson and Kenneth N. Brown  (2012) Using Robust Locally Weighted Regression with Adaptive Bandwidth to Predict Occupant Comfort  CompSust2012, 3rd Intl Conf on Computational Sustainability, Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
(2011)17th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2011)
Wilson, N; Trabelsi, W; (2011) Pruning Rules for Constrained Optimisation for Conditional Preferences 17th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2011) , pp.804-818 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)27th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2011)
Marinescu, R; Wilson, N; (2011) Order-of-Magnitude Influence Diagrams 27th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2011) [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)Twelfth International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2010)
Bienvenu, Meghyn; Lang, Jerome; Wilson, Nic; (2010) From preference logics to preference languages, and back Twelfth International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2010) [Details]
(2010)Procs.\ of the 5th Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (Workshop Programme of the Nineteenth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence)
Trabelsi, Walid; Wilson, Nic; Bridge, Derek; Ricco, Francesco; (2010) Preference Dominance Approaches for Conversational Recommender Systems . In: Junker, Ulrich; Lang, Jerome; Perny, Patrice eds. Procs.\ of the 5th Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (Workshop Programme of the Nineteenth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence) [Details]
(2010)Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligence (IEA-AIE-10)
Schumann, Anika; Wilson, Nic; Burillo, Mateo; (2010) Learning User Preferences to Maximize Occupant Comfort in Office Buildings Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligence (IEA-AIE-10) [Details]
(2010)Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming
Lesaint, D; Mehta, Deepak; O'Sullivan, B; Quesada, Luis; Wilson, Nic; (2010) Context-Sensitive Call Control using Constraints and Rules . In: David Cohen eds. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming St Andrews, , 06-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10 , pp.583-597 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)Proc. Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, 10th European Conference, ECSQARU 2009
Hélène Fargier and Nic Wilson; (2009) Local Computation Schemes with Partially Ordered Preferences Proc. Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, 10th European Conference, ECSQARU 2009 , pp.34-45 [Details]
(2009)Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09)
Nic Wilson; (2009) Efficient Inference for Expressive Comparative Preference Languages Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09) , pp.961-966 [Details]
(2009)Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09)
David Lesaint, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis Quesada, Nic Wilson (2009) A Soft Global Precedence Constraint Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09) Pasadena, , pp.566-571 [Details]
(2009)Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - 15th International Conference, CP 2009
Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis Quesada, Nic Wilson; (2009) Search Space Extraction . In: Ian P. Gent eds. Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - 15th International Conference, CP 2009 Lisbon, , pp.608-622 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)ECAI 2008 - 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Hadzic T, Lesaint D, Mehta D, O'Sullivan B, Quesada L, Wilson N.; (2008) A BDD Approach to the Feature Subscription Problem ECAI 2008 - 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence Patras, , pp.698-702 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)Proceedings of the Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2008
David Lesaint, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis O. Quesada, Nic Wilson; (2008) Personalisation of Telecommunications Services as Combinatorial Optimisation Proceedings of the Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2008 Chicago, , pp.1693-1698 [Details]
(2008)Proc. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2008)
Nic Wilson; (2008) An Efficient Deduction Mechanism for Expressive Comparative Preferences Languages Proc. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2008) , pp.849-850 [Details]
(2008)Proc. 14th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, CP 2008
David Lesaint, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis O. Quesada, Nic Wilson; (2008) Solving a Telecommunications Feature Subscription Configuration Problem . In: Peter J. Stuckey eds. Proc. 14th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, CP 2008 Sydney, , pp.67-81 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)ECAI 2008 System Demonstrations
David Lesaint, John Ly, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis Quesada and Nic Wilson; (2008) A Personalisable Internet Telephony Service ECAI 2008 System Demonstrations [Details]
(2007)Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, 9th European Conference (ECSQARU 2007)
Hélène Fargier and Nic Wilson; (2007) Structures for Bipolar Constraint-based Reasoning Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, 9th European Conference (ECSQARU 2007) , pp.623-634 [Details]
(2007)Proc. 13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP2007)
Wilson, N, Grimes, D, Freuder, EC; (2007) A Cost-Based Model and Algorithms For Interleaving Solving and Elicitation of CSPs Proc. 13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP2007) , pp.666-680 [Details]
(2006)CPAIOR 2006
Richard Wallace and Nic Wilson; (2006) Conditional Lexicographic Orders in Constraint Satisfaction CPAIOR 2006 , pp.258-272 [Details]
(2006)Advances in Case-Based Reasoning (Procs. of the 8th European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning)
Ross Nicholson and Derek Bridge and Nic Wilson; (2006) Decision Diagrams: Fast and Flexible Support for Case Retrieval and Recommendation . In: T. R. Roth-Berghofer and M. H. G\oker and H. Altay G\uvenir eds. Advances in Case-Based Reasoning (Procs. of the 8th European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning) , pp.136-150 [Details]
(2006)Proc. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006)
Nic Wilson; (2006) An Efficient Upper Approximation for Conditional Preference Proc. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006) , pp.472-476 [Details]
(2005)Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-05)
Beck, J.C., and Wilson, N.; (2005) Proactive Algorithms for Scheduling with Probabilistic Durations Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-05) , pp.1201-1206 [Details]
(2005)Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-05)
Goldsmith, J., Lang, J., Truszczynski, M., and Wilson, N.; (2005) The Computational Complexity of Dominance and Consistency in CP-nets Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-05) , pp.144-149 [Details]
(2005)Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-05)
Nic Wilson; (2005) Decision Diagrams for the Computation of Semiring Valuations Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-05) , pp.331-336 [Details]
(2005)Proc. ECSQARU 2005
Benferhat, S., Ben-Naim, J., Jeansoulin, R., Khelfallah, M., Lagrue, S., Papini, O., Wilson, N., Würbel, E.; (2005) Belief Revision of GIS Systems: The Results of REV!GIS Proc. ECSQARU 2005 , pp.452-464 [Details]
(2004)AAAI 2004
Wilson, Nic; (2004) Extending CP-Nets with Stronger Conditional Preference Statements AAAI 2004 , pp.735-741 [Details]
(2004)European Conference onArtificial Intelligence (ECAI 2004)
Wilson, Nic; (2004) Uncertain Linear Constraints European Conference onArtificial Intelligence (ECAI 2004) , pp.231-235 [Details]
(2004)ECAI 2004: European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Wilson, Nic; (2004) Soft Constraints with Partially Ordered Preferences ECAI 2004: European Conference on Artificial Intelligence , pp.1111-1112 [Details]
(2004)ECAI 2004: European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Beck, J. Christopher and Wilson, Nic; (2004) Job Shop Scheduling with ProbabilisticDurations . In: * eds. ECAI 2004: European Conference on Artificial Intelligence *, , pp.*-* [Details]
(2004)ECAI 2004: European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Wilson, Nic; (2004) Consistency and Constrained Optimisation for Conditional Preferences ECAI 2004: European Conference on Artificial Intelligence , pp.888-892 [Details]
(2014)Proc. 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2014)
Nic Wilson (2014) Preference Inference Based on Lexicographic Models Proc. 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2014) [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2006)Conditional lexicographic orders in constraint satisfaction problems.
Wallace, RJ,Wilson, N (2006) Conditional lexicographic orders in constraint satisfaction problems. Other [Details]
(2005)Belief revision of GIS systems: The results of REV!GIS.
Benferhat, S,Bennaim, J,Jeansoulin, R,Khelfallah, M,Lagrue, S,Papini, O,Wilson, N,Wurbel, E (2005) Belief revision of GIS systems: The results of REV!GIS. Other [Details]

Professional Activities

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Management Committee of COST Action IC1205 Various/
Editorial Board of Artificial Intelligence Journal Reviewing etc/
Senior PC of IJCAI-2015 (Int Joint Conf on AI) Organising reviewing/
Senior Programme Committee of ECAI 2014 Managing reviewing/
PC of AAAI 2014 Reviewing/
Senior PC of IJCAI-2013 (Int Joint Conf on AI) Organising reviewing/
PC of ADT 2013 (Algorithmic Decision Theory) Reviewing/
PC of SUM Scalable Uncertainty Management Reviewing2007 / 2014
PC of ISIPTA (International Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities and Their Applications) Reviewing1999 / 2013
PC of ECAI 2012 Reviewing/
PC of UAI 2011 (Uncertainty in AI) Reviewing/
PC of KR 2012 (13th Int Conf on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Reviewing/
Senior PC of IJCAI-2011 (Int Joint Conf on AI) Organising reviewing/
PC of ADT 2011 (Algorithmic Decision Theory) Reviewing/
PC of AAAI Nectar Track 2011 Reviewing/
PC of AAAI 2010 Reviewing/
PC of AAAI Nectar Track 2010 Reviewing/
Area Chair ECAI 2010 (European Conference on Artificial Intelligence) Organising reviewing/
PC of UAI 2010 (Uncertainty in AI) Reviewing/
Senior PC of IJCAI-2009 (Int Joint Conf on AI) Organising reviewing/
PC of UAI 2009 (Uncertainty in AI) Reviewing/
PC of AAAI 2008 Reviewing/
PC of ECAI 2008 Reviewing/

Patents

 Patent NumberTitleGranted
US20140279801 AInteractive Method To Reduce The Amount Of Tradeoff Information Required From Decision Makers In Multi-Attribute Decision Making Under Uncertainty 01-JAN-18
WO/2009/118522A Constraint-Based System for the Personalisation of Subscriptions to Feature-Based Telecommunication Services 01-JAN-16

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2010Best paper at 22th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI - 2010), with Walid Trabelsi, Derek Bridge and Francesco Ricci ICTAI committee
2006Best paper at European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (paper joint with Ross Nicholson and Derek Bridge) Programme committee of ECCBR'06
2006One of the ten best papers at ECAI-2006 (European Conference on Artificial Intelligence) ECAI-06 chairs
2013Best paper award at the SMARTGREENS 2013 conference. SMARTGREENS 2013 conference committee

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Cork Constraint Computation Centre, Dept. Computer Science Research Scientist/ SFI Principal Investigator10-JAN-03 /
Oxford Brookes University Research fellow10-JAN-95 / 04-JAN-96
Keele University, UK Senior research fellow10-JAN-01 / 05-JAN-03
Oxford Brookes University Senior research fellow05-JAN-96 / 09-JAN-01

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1984Oxford University BAMathematics
1992Oxford Brookes University PhDComputer Science

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Mathematical Social Sciences Referee01-JAN-08 -
International Journal Of Intelligent Information Systems Referee01-JAN-07 -
Journal Of Heuristics Referee01-JAN-05 -
International Journal Of Approximate Reasoning Referee01-JAN-05 - 01-SEP-14
Fuzzy Sets And Systems Referee01-JAN-04 -
Artificial Intelligence Referee01-SEP-90 - 01-DEC-14
Journal Of Scheduling Referee01-JAN-07 -
Journal Of Computer Security Referee01-JAN-07 -
Journal Of Artificial Intelligence Research Referee01-JAN-04 - 01-NOV-14
Artificial Intelligence Member of Editorial Board30-MAY-13 - 31-DEC-16
Annals Of Mathematics And Artificial Intelligence Referee01-JAN-10 - 01-NOV-14
Constraints Referee01-JAN-09 - 31-DEC-12
Computational Intelligence Referee01-JAN-12 - 01-DEC-12

Other Activities

 Description

  • Evaluator of PhD thesis, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, June 2008,
  • Reviewer of grant proposal, Hong Kong RGC
  • External PhD examiner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, June 2007
  • Jury of PhD defence, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, November 2006
  • Reviewer of grant proposal, University of Padova

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Walid Trabelsi UCCPHDFinding Optimal Alternatives Based on Efficient Comparative Preference Inference
2014Conor O'Mahony UCCPHDReasoning With Sorted-Pareto Dominance and Other Qualitative and Partially Ordered Preferences In Soft Constraints
2014Abdul Razak University College CorkPhDReasoning with Imprecise Trade-offs in Decision Making under Certainty and Uncertainty

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
George Anne-Marie Doctoral Degree

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