"Joint decision making through automated negotiation"
Senior Researcher at CWI
AbstractComplex and social systems consist of many interacting nodes that exchange information and can compete and/or collaborate with each other. For these nodes to coordinate effectively, they need to engage in joint decision making through the process of negotiation.
In this talk, I will present my ongoing research on intelligent and autonomous systems that can negotiate in a wide variety of upcoming domains, such as smart energy trading, the Internet of Things, and digital privacy. One of the key challenges in designing a successful automated negotiator is that only limited information is available about the other parties. Therefore, we need to investigate various decision and learning techniques to determine what questions to ask, what offers to make, and when to accept. I will provide some intuition behind some of the solution concepts (e.g. Pandora's Rule, optimal stopping), which have a wide range of potential applications. I will also illustrate the current challenges in automated negotiation, together with a roadmap for the successful design of intelligent negotiation systems.
BioTim Baarslag is a Senior Researcher at CWI (The Dutch research institute for Mathematics and Computer Science) and an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University.
He is a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Visiting Associate Professor at Nagoya University of Technology and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton.
"Prediction, Estimation, and Control of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles"
Professor Jing Sun
Michael G. Parsons Collegiate, University of Michigan
IEEE CSS Vice President
AbstractConnected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) have been heralded as a transformative technology, leading to the new era of transportation with unprecedented safety and mobility benefits. They also push the energy efficiency of the transportation systems at both the macro (traffic flow) and micro (vehicle) levels to the next height with abundant new opportunities for communication and optimization. This talk will discuss some fundamental technical challenges for prediction, estimation, and control at the core of the CAV technology. Using the integrated power and thermal management for CAV as an example, we will show how model-based design, complemented by data-driven approaches, can lead to control and optimization solutions with a significant impact on energy efficiency and operational reliability, in addition to safety and accessibility. Several unique problem characteristics, such as multi-timescale, the highly interactive nature of subsystems involved, and the dynamic and uncertain environment that CAVs are operating within, will be explained and explored. Those features call for innovative use of existing tools and the development of new solutions and tools for prediction, estimation, and control.
BioJing Sun received her Ph. D degree from the University of Southern California in 1989 and her master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1984 and 1982, respectively. From 1989-1993, she was an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Wayne State University. She joined Ford Research Laboratory in 1993, where she worked on advanced powertrain system controls. After spending almost ten years in the industry, she returned to academia in 2003. She joined the University of Michigan, where she is the Michael G. Parsons Collegiate Professor in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department, with joint appointments in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and Mechanical Engineering Department at the same university. She holds 43 U.S. patents and has published over 300 archived journal and conference papers. She is a Fellow of NAI (the National Academy of Inventors), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control), and SNAME (the Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering). She is a recipient of the 2003 IEEE Control System Technology Award.
"Business use cases of Telepresence & Telexistence"
Doctor Charith Fernando
Executive Officer and CTO of avatarin Inc.
AbstractTelepresence applications has been widely used by the community since the Pandemic to reduce the spread of COVID. This has reduced the unnecessary business travel, however there are still many applications that the remote presence is required at a specific location at a specific time. Moreover, visiting remote cities and countries for vacation, relaxation and exploration still have a very high demand.
In this plenary talk, will explain the recent trends of telepresence, telexistence towards revitalizing the travel experiences within the globe and avatarin's contribution at Japan.
More details to be updated later.
BioBorn in Sri Lanka in 1983, graduated from the University of Moratuwa, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electronic and Communications in 2007. Completed the master's course at Keio University Graduate School of Media Design in 2010. In 2013, he received his PhD in Media Design on the doctoral program at the same graduate school. Researching virtual reality and humanoids from studying robotics, control systems, and embedded systems, In 2012, as a part of Ph.D research, he design and develop "TELESAR V", a robot system that allows you to feel a robot as an extension of your own body through sight, hearing, and touch. In 2017, he was the CTO of Telexistence Inc. with the aim of commercializing the telexistence technology. Currently, avatarin is challenging new businesses with low-cost mass production design, secure real-time streaming dedicated to remote control and robot management core framework.