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ASSET: Augmented Safety through Smart EnvironmenTs

From 2017 to 2019.

Principle investigators: Professor Timothy J Norman, Murat Sensoy.

This project is funded jointly by the UK and Turkish governments. Our focus is on an important socio-technical challenge: how can advanced computational methods and low-cost sensor systems be...

DAIS ITA: Distributed Analytics and Information Science - International Technology Alliance

From 2016 to 2021.

Principle investigators: Dr Sebastian Stein, Professor Timothy J Norman.

This $100M research programme is developing the fundamental science underpinning future information systems, where intelligent software agents and humans will work closely together to efficiently...

Human-Machine Teaming for Intelligence Analysis

From 2017 to November 2017.

Principle investigator: Professor Timothy J Norman.

ReFresh: Remodeling Building Design Sustainability from a Human Centered Approach

Principle investigators: prof. m.c. schraefel, ph.d., f.bcs, cscs, c.eng, Janet Barlow, Catherine Noakes.

Summary on Grant Application Form More than two thirds of the worlds population will be living in cities by 2050, which made sustainable cities a key theme at the Rio+20 Summit. Over 40% of the UK...

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3Clix project

From 2007 to 2010.

Principle investigators: Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FBCS FREng, rmc, Dr Gary B Wills.

The 3 CLIX project is a three year project. The partners are Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC), Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSR), and the University of Southampton. The project description from the...

A Learning-Based Approach for Efficient Long-term Information Collection in Wireless Sensor Networks

From October 2008 to October 2012.

Principle investigators: Dr. Long Tran-Thanh, Professor Nick R Jennings, Prof. Alex Rogers.

We are entering a new age in the evolution of computer systems, in which pervasive computing technologies seamlessly interact with human users [Satyanarayanan, 2001;Weiser, 1991]. These technologies...

Adaptive Energy-Aware Sensor Networks

From October 2006 to 2009.

Principle investigator: Prof. Alex Rogers.

This project is addressing the need for an integrated approach that allows sensors deployed within a sensor network to manage their own local energy requirements, and where possible, harvest energy...

Agent-Based Control of Decentralised Systems

From October 2003 to 2006.

Principle investigator: Professor Nick R Jennings.

In this research endeavour, we aim to develop flexible and robust methods for managing decentralised data fusion. We will be developing an agent-based control system for data fusion that:...

ALADDIN: Autonomous Learning Agents for Decentralised Data and Information Networks

From October 2005 to 2011.

Principle investigators: Professor Nick R Jennings, Prof. Erol Gelenbe (Imperial College London), Prof. David Hand (Imperial College London), Prof. Steve Roberts (Oxford University), Dr. David Leslie (University of Bristol).

This project aims to develop techniques, methods and architectures for modelling, designing and building decentralised systems that can bring together information from a variety of heterogeneous...

Amorphous Computing, Random Graphs and Complex Biological Systems

From 2006 to 2010.

Principle investigators: Prof Chris Cannings, Dr. Nick Monk, Dr. Netta Cohen, Prof. Martin Dyer, Prof. Vincent Jansen, Dr Chris Watkins, Dr Colin Desmond Cooper, sgb, Dr Fabrice Saffre.

This interdisciplinary research collaboration arose within the Simple Models of Complex Networks research cluster funded by the EPSRC www.epsrca.ac.uk through the Novel Computation Initiative. Here,...

ARGUS II: Decentralised Data Fusion

From 2003 to 2008.

Principle investigators: Professor Nick R Jennings, Prof. Alex Rogers.

The aim of this project is to perform the formative research required to construct a reactive decentralised data fusion system and to demonstrate its value in industrially relevant applications. ...

Artificial Wet Neuronal Networks from Compartmentalised Excitable Chemical Media

From 2010 to October 2013.

Principle investigators: Dr. Klaus-Peter Zauner, Dr Maurits de Planque, Prof. Hywel Morgan, Prof. George Attard (Chemistry).

The NEUNEU research programme is concerned with the development of mass-producible chemical information processing components and their interconnection into functional architectures. The individual...

Building Banter

From November 2010 to October 2012.

Principle investigator: Prof. Alex Rogers.

The aim is to achieve greater energy efficiency in buildings without high capital spend, through greater engagement with building users, and develop toolkits and consultancy methods that can be...

Coalition Formation Algorithms for Virtual Organisations

From 2001 to December 2003.

Principle investigator: Professor Nick R Jennings.

Coalition formation in multi-agent systems (MAS) is becoming increasingly important as it increases the ability of agents to execute tasks and maximize their payoffs. This is especially true in...

Coarse geometry and cohomology of large data sets

From 2011 to 2014.

Principle investigators: Jacek Brodzki , Joerge Fliege , Professor Leslie Carr.

Digital economy is founded on data. The current trend to develop intelligent, customer-led, interactive, real-time systems requires the ability to handle and interpret vast amounts of data...

Dynamic Service Composition

From October 2004 to 2008.

Principle investigators: Professor Nick R Jennings, trp.

Our work is concerned with the dynamic composition of services. We plan to investigate how an agent can choose from a range of services, offered by external providers, and compose them to satisfy its...

EnAKTing the Unbounded Data Web: Challenges in Web Science

From 2009 to 2012.

Principle investigator: Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FBCS FREng.

The EPSRC funded Advanced Knowledge Technologies Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (AKT IRC) has been a significant success in terms of papers published, grants awarded, students trained, and...

FIRM: Factory Information Resource Management

From 1997 to December 1999.

Principle investigators: Professor Dame Wendy Hall, rmc.

The project is innovating new techniques for integrated information management in the manufacturing environment, in particular to ease maintenance and fault-diagnosis problems. This involves the...

High Performance and Robust Systems

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From 2006 to 2009.

Principle investigators: rmc, trp.

High performance systems need to be highly optimised to meet their demanding requirements. However there is currently a paradox in achieving robust systems (insensitive to variation in their...

Incentive Design and Revenue Optimisation in On-demand Mobility Systems

From 2016 to 2017.

Principle investigators: Dr Enrico H Gerding, Dr Sebastian Stein.

Nowadays there are many car sharing schemes in operation, where vehicles can be hired for short trips. In most of these schemes the hired vehicle needs to be returned to the same location as where it...

Intelligent Agents for Home Energy Management

From October 2010 to 2013.

Principle investigator: Prof. Alex Rogers.

This is a collaborative interdisciplinary project that is seeking to develop intelligent agents (and other machine learning techniques) within the smart grid in order to reduce energy use within...

Intelligent Decentralised Energy-Aware Systems (iDEaS)

From 2009 to December 2013.

Principle investigators: Professor Nick R Jennings, Prof. Alex Rogers.

This project aims to explore the issues associated with the decentralised control, operation and management of future generation electricity networks. It is targetted at scenarios in which...

Intelligent Systems for Disaster Management

From 2011 to 2012.

Principle investigator: Dr. Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn.

The key outputs of the ALADDIN project include the development of a high-fidelity disaster simulation platform and a live situational awareness application. These tools have, so far, been used to...

International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF)

From 2013 to December 2016.

Principle investigators: Professor Nick R Jennings, Prof Bakr Bahaj, Dr. Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn.

This project will create a shared, facilitated learning environment in which social scientists, engineers, industrialists, policy makers and other stakeholders can research and learn together to...

International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF)

From 2013 to December 2016.

Principle investigators: Professor Nick R Jennings, Professor Bakr Bahaj, Dr. Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn.

This project will create a shared, facilitated learning environment in which social scientists, engineers, industrialists, policy makers and other stakeholders can research and learn together to...

IPAS: Integrated Products and Services

From October 2005 to 2008.

Principle investigators: Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FBCS FREng, rmc, Dr Gary B Wills.

A fundamental shift is occurring in many industries away from the selling of products (e.g. cars) to the provision of services (e.g. transport, car leasing). Essential to the long-term success of...

Magnitude: Mobile AGents Negotiating for ITinerant Users in the Distributed

From 2001 to 2004.

Principle investigators: lavm, Professor Nick R Jennings.

This project aims to design and build the infrastructure that makes customised information available to intermittently connected users. For that purpose, we will investigate the use of mobile...

Market-Based Control of Complex Computational Systems

From 2005 to December 2009.

Principle investigator: Professor Nick R Jennings.

The marketplace is a dynamic place, in which the participants trade their goods and services with an intention to maximise their own utilities. Through such trading highly efficient resource...

Meaningful Consent in the Digital Economy

From 2014 to 2017.

Principle investigators: prof. m.c. schraefel, ph.d., f.bcs, cscs, c.eng, Dr Enrico H Gerding, Michael Vlassopoulos.

Meaningful Consent in the Digital Economy (MCDE) is an EPSRC-funded research project that is examining issues related to giving and obtaining user consent online. Despite being asked to "agree"...

Multiagent Collectives for Sensing Autonomy Intelligence and Control (MOSAIC)

From October 2012 to 2016.

Principle investigators: Prof Sandor M. Veres, Professor Nick R Jennings, Prof. Alex Rogers, Professor Eric Rogers, Dr. Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn.

This project aims to develop control and planning algorithms for future applications of autonomous vehicles. In particular, it will investigate solutions to problems that require multiple robotic...

ORCHID: Human-Agent Collectives - From Foundations to Applications

From 2011 to 2016.

Principle investigators: Professor Nick R Jennings, Professor Alex Rogers (Oxford), lavm, Professor Steve Roberts (Oxford), Professor Tom Rodden (Nottingham).

With a reported 5 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, access to communication technologies has reached unprecedented levels and has fundamentally altered the ways in which we experience...

Resilient Futures

From October 2010 to 2013.

Principle investigators: sgb, Andrew Dainty, Richard Dawson, Jonathan Rigg, Jon Timmis, Pete Fussey, Brooke Rogers, Beverley Searle.

The R-Futures programme is a 3 year multidisciplinary research project considering "the future developments in the UK's energy and transport infrastructure and the resilience of these systems to...

Spatially Embedded Complex Systems Engineering

From 2006 to 2009.

Principle investigators: sgb, Dr E. A. Di Paolo, Dr D. Ladley.

We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists working on an ambitious three-and-a-half year project titled "Spatially Embedded Complex Systems Engineering" (or SECSE). We are a research cluster...

Team-Oriented Problem Solving in a Battlefield Simulation

From December 1999 to 2001.

Principle investigator: Professor Nick R Jennings.

Simulation is being extensively used by the armed forces to train their troops as an alternative to carrying out expensive exercises in the field. The objective of using a computer for training...

The Care Life Cycle

From 2010 to 2015.

Principle investigators: Prof. J.C.Falkingham, Prof. S.C.Brailsford, sgb, Prof. Maria.Evandrou.

In April 2010, the University of Southampton was awarded over £3million by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) under its ‘Complexity Science in the Real World’...

UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium

From 2011 to 2016.

Principle investigators: Prof Jim Hall, sgb, Prof Nick Jenkins, Dr Nick Eyre, Prof John Preston, Prof Chris Kilsby, Prof Tom Curtis, Prof William Powrie, Prof Cliff Jones, Dr Stuart Barr, Prof Robert Nicholls, Prof Pete Tyler, Prof Mark Birkin, Dr Jim Watson.

The Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) will deliver research, models and decision support tools to enable analysis and planning of a robust national infrastructure system. This...