MAGMA Team, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (UMR 5217),
Maison Jean Kuntzmann, 110 avenue de la Chimie
38400 Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France.
Phone: +33 4 76 51 46 44
I am interested in modelling aspects of human behaviour at the cognitive, work and societal level using an agent-based approach. Often, but not always, my agent-based models are used for simulations. Broadly, my work falls into the domain of Agent based Social Simulation (ABSS).
Following my background in artificial intelligence I am primarily interested in cognition and interaction. Specifically, modelling the cognitive activities of human behaviour, the cognitive supports in our work environment and how groups of people interact in order to accomplish a task. Recognising a work situation as being complex necessarily relates my work to adaptive systems and complex systems theory.
I have applied my work to many areas, but I am particularly interested in emergency rescue, crisis management, and energy management: areas which in themselves bring many interesting research questions.
From 2003 until 2006, I was an associated researcher in the IIHM Team (Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Team) here in Grenoble.
From 1998 until 2006 I was a researcher with the GRIC Team (Cognitive Engineering Research Team which is now part of the IC3 team) at IRIT, the Computer Science Research Institute of Toulouse. I still have close connections with this team and continue to work with its members and ex-members.
Before coming to France, I was an Associate Professor in computing at De Montfort University. I received my Ph.D from the University of Buckingham in 1994 in the area of artificial intelligence and the title of my PhD thesis title was: "Cooperative Problem Solving using Assumption Based Truth Maintenance".