Reflections on Multiagent Systems Research: Past, Present, and Future

15 Apr
Friday, 04/15/2011 11:45am to 1:15pm
Seminar

Speakers on Multiagent Systems from UMass, CMU, USC and iRobot

ELAB-II Auditorium, Room 119

Please join the Department of Computer Science in celebrating Distinguished Professor Victor Lesser's career in computing. Professor Lesser is retiring and in honor of his academic accomplishments and service, we are hosting a public seminar on Friday, April 15, 2011.

Professor Lesser is one of the most influential researchers in multiagent systems, a field that provides a powerful model for computing in the twenty-first century--one in which networks of interacting, real-time, intelligent agents seamlessly integrate the work of people and machines, and dynamically adapt their problem solving to deal with changing usage patterns, resource configurations and available sources of expertise and information. Lesser has founded and nurtured this field, which has become a large and important component of modern artificial intelligence research and practice.

In this session, leading researchers Les Gasser (UIUC), Michael Huhns (U South Carolina), Katia Sycara (CMU) and Mark Fox (Toronto) will speak about multiagent research and its impact.

Event Contact: Michele Roberts, michele@cs.umass.edu