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The activity of this group focuses on the design and development of multi-agent systems, namely open and distributed systems composed of intelligent agents, which are endowed with coordination mechanisms to help them collectively solve problems.
This award acknowledges the contributions of outstanding researchers in the field of autonomous agents, and is granted each year to one individual whose work is influencing and setting the direction for the field. There is a $1,000 prize.The selection committee for the ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award has announced that Professor Carles Sierra is the recipient of the 2019 award. Professor Sierra is Vice-Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He has made seminal contributions to research on negotiation and argumentation, computational trust and reputation, and artificial social systems. His work has pursued answers to fundamental agent research questions: how to interact and with whom, and how to design frameworks for agent interaction. This work played a significant role in establishing the foundations for these questions and motivating further research across the community. Prof. Sierra has also served the autonomous agents research community in a variety of roles, including General Chair of the AAMAS conference, its Program Chair and Editor in Chief of the JAAMAS journal.
A system for a combined Machine and Human feedback for learning music was the ultimate objective of the IIIA-CSIC’s coordinated European project PRAISE. From this point, the IIIA-CSIC has been consolidating an R&D line aimed at providing AI Algorithms and Systems for a Smart Education. The team led by Carles Sierra and Juan Antonio Rodriguez-Aguilar has developed AI-driven team formation and peer assessment algorithms that have been accepted by the educational sector and by the AI scientific community. The team presented their work in world-leading conferences such as Frontiers in Education (FIE 2018) held in San José, EEUU and at The 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2018) in Tokio.
On November 16th, Dr Carles Sierra will talk in the “World AI & Adaptive Learning Education Summit” hosted by Leiphone.com, Yixue Squirrel AI Learning, and IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee. The summit will bring together the top lineups of industry, academia and research circles in China and abroad. The summit will count with the participation of Robert Pearlstein, Vice president of SRI International Research Institute, and Michael Yudelson, Senior research scientist of the ACT study group of the American University Entrance Examination Organization, and other top scholars. The founders of education and entrepreneurship companies such as Hujiang.com; and the founders of Knewton, Byju's, DreamBox, Duolingo, ALEKS, AltSchool and other foreign influential AI intellectual adaptation education companies will gather in Beijing to discuss AI wisdom to adapt to hot topics.
The CCCB's activity “Visibilitzant la crisi humanitària a Europa des de l’experiència de persones refugiades”, included the projection of the documentary Invisibles (25 ', 2016), the IIIA-CSIC’s project uHelp - www.uhelpapp.com - and a round table with the Catalan Syrian Bakri Bouchi; Ángela Martínez, representing the group of voluntary professionals of SOS Refugiats, and Blanca Garcés a researcher in migrations of CIDOB. The activity intended to raise awareness of the delicate situation of the refugees in the world. For additional information about uHelp project please see: http://www.dicat.csic.es/rdcsic/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=424:algoritmos-de-inteligencia-artificial-para-la-solidaridad&catid=117:proyectos&Itemid=482&lang=es