Professor Nick Jennings is an internationally recognised authority on Artificial Intelligence and a founder of the field of multi-agent systems. His research focuses on developing individual autonomous agents that can act and interact in flexible ways and with effectively engineering systems that contain multiple humans and software agents. He has developed new algorithms and mechanisms for cooperation, coordination and negotiation and deployed these in software systems that have saved lives in the aftermath of disasters, monitored the impact of climate change and helped win Olympic medals.
Nick was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 2016 for his services to computer science and national security science. He has received a number of prestigious awards for his research including the Computers and Thought Award (1999), the ACM Autonomous Agents Research Award (2003), and the Lovelace Medal (2020).
Vice Chancellor and President, Loughborough University
Interest and expertise
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, vision, Security and privacy