Prof. Dr. Catholijn M. Jonker
Interactive Intelligence Group
Department of Intelligent Systems
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
My research interests are the modelling and simulation of cognitive processes and concepts such as trust, negotiation, teamwork and the dynamics of individual agents and organisations. I enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams and creating synergy between humans and technology by understanding, shaping and using fundamentals of intelligence and interaction.
My current main research projects are:
- Negotiation Support Systems for which I received a
(NWO-STW VICI grant). My aim with this project is to support human negotiators. With the team I put together for this project I study ways to elicit information from negotiation parties about their preference profiles and underlying concerns. Qualitative reasoning about the profiles and concerns is studied as that should make it easier to explain the reasoning to the human user. As emotions can play an important role in negotiation, a training environment is created to learn how to deal with emotions in negotiations. The negotiation environment GENIUS is used by my most fierce competitors for developing the best negotiation strategies in automated negotiations.
- Sensing Heterogeneous Information Network Environment (SHINE). Research theme: How can heterogeneous resources (people, mobile sensors, fixed sensors, social media, information systems, ...) self-organize for answering information needs? My contribution will be in the field of negotiation and of organisation-aware agents.
- Smart Roads: can agent technology and smart environments be used to improve throughput and safety on highways? In this project behaviour of human drivers is modelled into agents and compared to rational driving behaviour. If the look-ahead of drivers is increased and drivers are presented with the possibility to negotiate on where and when to merge, does that improve throughput? What would that do to safety?
- New Governance Models for Next Generation Infrastructures (NeGoM) is a project that studies decentralised decision making. My role in the project is to support such decision making with multi-party negotiation tools and strategies.
- Trust Across Cultures in Trade (TACT) together with Wageningen University and the Landbouw Economisch Instituut. In the context of this research project the influence of culture on negotiation is studied. The reader is cordially invited to play the Lemon Car Game, and support this research.
- Shared Mental Models is a project that studies what human and artificial actors should know about each other to get the best experience and task performance. A research questions is, how to formalize that knowledge in what is known as shared mental models. A related question is how to quantifiably measure sharedness and develop agents that work to improve sharedness.
My research hobby is Dog cognition
in cooperation with
Key topics of my research interests are:
- Decision Support systems, in particular for negotiation.
- Analysis and Modelling of Cognitive Processes, such as
Trust and Deception,
- Dynamics of Behaviour of Agents, for which I research
- Organization Dynamics, for which I research
- Cybernetic Incident Management & International Peace Keeping Missions
- Animal behaviour
Boards, Committees & Organization
Every year I am on the programme committee of a number of workshops and conferences, e.g., this year I am a senior programme committee member of
the International Joint Conference in Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.
Next year I am programme chair of AAMAS 2013 and of IEA/AIE 2013.
I do maintain an overview of all programme committees, boards, other committees, that I am part of.
I am involved in the following courses (more information on Blackboard):
- IN4010TU Artificial Intelligence Techniques
- TI1600 Project Multi-Agent Systemen
- TI2800 Contrextproject Crisis Management
I do maintain an overview
of all programme committees, boards, other committees, that I am part of.