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PhD Thesis Abstract Romulo Gonçalves

By | 2017-04-28T16:39:19+00:00 October 16th, 2013|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

The Data Cyclotron: Juggling data and queries for a data warehouse audience Ph.D. thesis abstract Rómulo Gonçalves   Promotor: Prof.dr. M.L. Kersten Date of defense: March 22, 2013 The grand challenge for distributed query processing is to come up with a self-organizing architecture which exploits all hardware resources for the current workload, defines an accurate [...]

PhD Thesis Abstract Michael Kaisers

By | 2017-04-28T16:39:25+00:00 October 16th, 2013|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

Learning against Learning: Evolutionary dynamics of reinforcement learning algorithms in strategic interactions Ph.D. thesis abstract Michael Kaisers Promotor: Prof.dr. G. Weiss Co-promotores: Dr. K.P. Tuyls, Prof.dr. S. Parsons Date of defense: December 17, 2012 Computer programs automate increasingly complex tasks. Previously, tasks could be predefined, e.g., for industrial robotics. In contrast, new application domains like [...]

PhD Thesis Abstract Wietske Visser

By | 2017-04-28T16:39:31+00:00 October 16th, 2013|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

Qualitative Multi-criteria Preference Representation and Reasoning Ph.D. thesis abstract Wietske Visser Promotor: Prof.dr. C.M. Jonker Co-promotor: Dr. K.V. Hindriks Date of defense: December 4, 2012 The research reported on in this thesis is part of a larger research project that aims to develop a negotiation support system called the Pocket Negotiator. This thesis focuses on [...]

Ph.D. thesis abstract Giel van Lankveld

By | 2017-04-28T16:41:19+00:00 October 16th, 2013|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

Quantifying Individual Player Differences Ph.D. thesis abstract Giel van Lankveld   Promotors: Prof.dr. H.J. van den Herik, Prof.dr. A.R. Arntz Co-promotor: Dr.ir. P.H.M. Spronck Date of defense: February 27, 2013 Computer games have existed for over 60 years and they are a popular medium of entertainment. Recently, computer games are being explored for other purposes [...]

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PhD Thesis Abstract Daniel Hennes

By | 2017-04-28T16:42:36+00:00 May 21st, 2013|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

Multiagent Learning; Dynamic Games & Applications Ph.D. thesis abstract Daniel Hennes Promotor: Prof.dr. G. Weiss Co-promotores: Dr. K.P. Tuyls; prof.dr. K. Turner, Oregon State University Date of defense: May 16, 2013 More and more contemporary technological challenges require decentralized solutions. Examples include the coordination of multiple autonomous vehicles and automated control systems for air traffic. [...]

PhD Thesis Abstract Manos Tsagkias

By | 2017-04-28T16:44:58+00:00 March 28th, 2013|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

Mining Social Media: Tracking content and predicting behavior   Ph.D. thesis abstract Manos Tsagkias Promotor: Prof.dr. M. de Rijke (UvA) Date of defense: December 5, 2012   The advent of social media has established a symbiotic relationship between social media and online news. This relationship can be leveraged for tracking news content, and predicting behavior with [...]

PhD Thesis Abstract Szymon Klarman

By | 2017-04-28T16:45:05+00:00 March 28th, 2013|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

Reasoning with Contexts in Description Logics Ph.D. thesis abstract Szymon Klarman   Promotor: Prof.dr. F.A.H. van Harmelen Co-promotor: Dr. K.S. Schlobach Date of defense: February 27, 2013 This thesis offers novel insights into the question of how to represent and reason with contexts within the paradigm of Description Logic-based knowledge representation. We propose a generic [...]

PhD Thesis Abstract Mihail Mihaylov

By | 2017-04-28T16:47:59+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

Decentralized Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems  Ph.D. thesis abstract Mihail Mihaylov ai.vub.ac.be/members/mike   Promotor: Prof.dr. Ann Nowé (VUB) Copromotor: Prof.dr. Karl Tuyls (UM) Date of defense: July 3, 2012 Many computer systems are comprised of multiple entities (or agents) with common objectives. Though these systems can be made intelligent, using artificial intelligence techniques, individual agents are often [...]

PhD Thesis Abstract Yailen Martinez Jimenez

By | 2017-04-28T16:49:42+00:00 November 27th, 2012|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

A Generic Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Approach for Scheduling Problems Yailen Martínez Jiménez, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, on 12 October 2012 Supervisor:  Ann Nowé Scheduling is a decision making process that is used on a regular basis in many real life situations. It takes care of the allocation of resources to tasks over time, and its goal is to [...]