Curriculum Vitae

Academic Career

2018 - Present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IIIA-CSIC.
2017 - 2018: Associate Lecturer, Western Sydney University.
Teaching: Quantum Computing, Content Management Systems, Health Informatics.
2015 - 2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Western Sydney University.
Supervisor: Dongmo Zhang.

Education

2010 - 2015: PhD in Artificial Intelligence, IIIA-CSIC / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Thesis: Negotiations over Large Agreement Spaces.
Supervisor: Carles Sierra.
2009 - 2010: Master in Artificial Intelligence, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Thesis: Optimizing a Diplomacy Bot Using Genetic Algorithms.
Supervisor: Carles Sierra.
2005 - 2008: Master in Mathematical Physics, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Thesis: Knot Theory and Categorification.
Supervisor: Robbert Dijkgraaf.
2002 - 2005: Combined Bachelor in Physics and Mathematics, Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Awards Received

2023: Second prize in the Automated Negotiating Agents Competition
The 22nd Int. Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, London, UK.
2018: Best Early Researcher Paper, for my paper
The Challenge of Negotiation in the Game of Diplomacy
The 6th International Conference on Agreement Technologies, Bergen, Norway.
2018: Distinguished Dissertation Award (Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat), for my PhD Thesis
Negotiations over Large Agreement Spaces
Awarded by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
2016: Best Paper Award, for my paper
Lifted Backward Search for General Game Playing
The 29th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Hobart, Australia.
2016: Most Visionary Paper, for my paper
Using GDL to Represent Domain Knowledge for Automated Negotiations
The 9th Int. Workshop on Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations, Singapore.
2015: Best Paper Award, for my paper
Trust, Negotiations and Virtual Currencies for a Sharing Economy
The 3rd International Conference on Agreement Technologies, Athens, Greece.
2015: First prize, in the Computer Diplomacy Challenge
The 18th ICGA Computer Olympiad, Leiden, The Netherlands
2014: Second prize in the Automated Negotiating Agents Competition
The 13th Int. Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Paris, France.

Grants Received

2019: Juan de la Cierva - IncorporaciĆ³n
Awarded by: The Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
Value: EUR 101,160.
Duration: July 2020 - June 2023
Details: For postdoctoral research at IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona.
2014: Endeavour Research Fellowship
Awarded by: The Australian Department of Education.
Value: AUD 23,000.
Duration: October 2015 - March 2016
Details: For postdoctoral research at Western Sydney University.

PhD Students

2019 - 2023 Jianglin Qiao
Thesis Title: Smart Traffic Control for the Era of Autonomous Driving
Program: Computer Science
University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona / Western Sydney University

Master Students

2022 - 2023 Junjie Jordi Chen
Thesis Title: Comparative analysis and performance evaluation of TwoOneFive: A realistic negotiating agent in the Supply Chain Management League
Program: Master in Modelling for Science and Engineering
University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
2022 - 2023 Laura Rodriguez Cima
Thesis Title: Advancing Automated Negotiations in Diplomacy: Design and Implementation of an Effective Negotiation Bot
Program: Master in Modelling for Science and Engineering
University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Research Related Activities

Program Chair: The 7th International Conference on Agreement Technologies (AT 2020)
PC member: IJCAI, AAAI, AAMAS, AI, PRIMA
League Organizer: Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC@IJCAI 2017 - 2019)
Thematic Track Chair: MultiAgent Systems: Theory and Applications (MASTA@EPIA 2019)

Languages

Dutch: Native language
English: Full professional proficiency
Catalan: Limited working proficiency
Spanish: Elementary proficiency