Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences The University of Tulsa
He leads the MultiAgent System Research (MASTERS) group in the Tandy School of Computer Science. He completed his PhD in the area of intelligent, distributed scheduling from the University of Michigan in December, 1993. He has authored approximately 300 papers in workshops, conferences, and journals in several areas of artificial intelligence. In 1997 he received the prestigious CAREER award given to outstanding young faculty by the National Science Foundation. He has served on the program committees of most major national and international conferences in the field of intelligent agents including AAAI, IJCAI, ICMAS, AA, AAMAS, ICGA, etc. He served as the co-chair of the Program Committee of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents held in Montreal Canada in 2001 and as a General Co-Chair of AAMAS-2010 held in Toronto, Canada and PRIMA-2012 held in Kuching, Malaysia. He regularly reviews papers for major AI journals and serves on the panels of the NSF and national funding agencies in other countries for evaluating agent systems related projects. He has chaired multiple workshops and symposia on agent learning and reasoning. He has presented several tutorials on different multiagent systems topics in association with the leading international conferences on autonomous agents and multiagent systems. In 2014, the Association for the Advancement for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) awarded him a Senior Member status for his significant research achievements and contribution to the field of AI and for his service to AAAI.