Research interests

My main research interests lie within the broad area of artificial intelligence. In particular:

  • Intelligent agents and multi-agent systems.

  • Argumentation theoretic models of agent reasoning, communication and dialogue.

  • Strategic considerations for argumentation-based dialogues.

  • Relevance and persuasiveness of arguments.

  • How an agent can develop a model of another agent's mental state.

  • Responsible development of artificial intelligence technologies.

  • Applications of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Funded projects

  • Planning an Argument, EPSRC, 2015 - 2016. Amount awarded 98,726 GBP. I was principal investigator on this project, which was awarded through the EPSRC First Grant Scheme, and the research assistant was Christopher Hampson. We investigated the application of automated planning techniques to generate argument dialogue strategies.

  • Commodity Market Transparency Through Data Exploration, Innovate UK, 2014 - 2015. Amount awarded to King's 49,821 GBP (total grant was 484,987 GBP). Peter McBurney was principal investigator on this project and I was co-investigator. This project applied artificial intelligence techniques to identify events that cause price movements in the wheat market from news and industry reports.

  • Argumentation Strategies, Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship, 2010 - 2011. Amount awarded 153,548 EUROS. I held this fellowship at the University of Utrecht, and it was focussed on strategies for argument dialogues about action.