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Joseph Andrew Giampapa
Senior Project Scientist, RI
Office: NSH 4519
Phone: (412) 268-3818
  Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Research Interests

My research interests can be characterized in the following areas:

** Human-agent-robot teamwork

** Development of quantifiable assurance techniques of individual and group autonomous behaviors

** Development of innovative applications of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems

In human-agent-robot teamwork, humans interact with autonomous software and physical robots whose capabilities may be extended by ad hoc collaborations with other autonomous and physical robots. One of the ways I am pursuing this is by investigating natural language understanding (NLU) and generation (NLG) techniques that enable autonomous systems to:

** Understand human intent

** Engage humans

** Form and maintain trusted service level agreements with humans, and

** Be predictable, reliable and trusted collaborators with humans and other autonomous systems.

Quantifiable Assurance Techniques for Individual and Multi-Robot Systems: Assurance, in general, is the argument that one makes to set and manage expectations. In the systems engineering community, it is also sometimes known as testing and evaluation (T&E) and validation and verification (V&V). Quantifiable assurance of autonomous robotic systems allows customers and systems engineers to answer questions such as:

** How many robots are needed for a mission?

** What is the effectiveness of a robot in a team role?

** What are the energy or other resource requirements of a group of robots for performing a given mission?

** What is the effect of a coordination algorithm on a team for a given mission?

I also participate in more applied and systems-engineering forms of research. Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems are powerful tools applied to systems engineering research involving cyber-physical (CPS), socio-technical, systems of systems (SoS), and ultra-large-scale (ULS) systems. Some topic areas I have investigated:

** Power grid resilience to cyber attack

** Integrating renewable but intermittent energy in co-generation power grids

** Corporate and public policy evaluation by simulation

** Enterprise-level information management: privacy, need to know access control, document routing, etc.

Additional Interests

Program Committee Member and/or Reviewer for numerous academic journals, conferences, workshops, symposia and book proposals.

** Artificial Intelligence and the Web (AIWeb), a technical conference track of AAAI, 2007

** Conference on Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation (HuCom) 2010, HuCom journal 2010

** Elsevier Science of Computer Programming (SCP) journal, 2008 - 2009

** European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) 2002

** European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ECCBR) Workshop on Mixed-Initiative Case-Based Reasoning (MICBR) 2002

** European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2007

** International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications (ADAPTIVE) 2012 - present

** International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) 2009 - present

** International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologies (AMBIENT) 2012 - present

** International Conference on Autonomous Agents Conferences (Agents) 2000 – 2001

** International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) 2002 - present

** International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR) 2003

** International Conference on Computational Intelligence (CI) 2005 - present

** International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Infrastructures (WETICE) track on Collaborative Modeling and Simulation (CoMETS) 2012 - present

** International Conference on Design and Modeling in Science, Education, and Technology (DeMSET) 2012 - present

** International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Applications (ICTA) 2011 - present

** International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) 2003 - present, Vice Chair 2007

** International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Applications (INTELLI) 2012 - present

** International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science (LISS) 2012 - present

** International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PERCOM) 2003

** International Conference on Pervasive Patterns and Applications (PATTERNS) 2012 - present

** International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA) 2009 - 2011

** International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC) 2007 - 2009

** International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) 2006

** International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2003

** International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Representation, Reasoning, and Learning in Computer Games, 2005

** International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE) Special Issue on Robust Supply Chains under Uncertainty, 2009

** International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJSC), 2008 - 2009

** International Journal of Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (JWIAS), Journal of the Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC) 2009 – 2010

** International Journal on Simulation Systems Science and Technology (IJSSST) 2006 - 2007

** International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC) 2010 - present

** International Mulit-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology (ICCGI) 2012 - present

** International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2012 (DCAI) 2012 - present

** International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems (MARS) 2006

** International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS) 2010 - 2011, post proceedings reviewer, 2010

** International Workshop on Software Patterns: Addressing Challenges (SPAC) 2007

** Internationla Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) 2004 - present

** Internet Computing (IC) magazine, 2007

** Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (JAAMAS) 2001

** Knowledge Communication and Peer Reviewing (KCPR) 2006

** Oxford University Press, New York, book proposal reviewer, 2003

** RoboCup Symposium, 2001, 2005

** Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems (SELMAS) 2003 - 2005

** Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (CHI), 2008

** Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC) 2010

** Symposium on Agent Based Modeling and Simulation (ABModSim-4) 2012 - present

** Workshop on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems for Enterprise Integration (ZOCO) 2012 - present

** Workshop on Cognitive Modeling of Agents and Multi-Agent Interactions (CMAMAI) 2003

** Workshop on Collaborative Modeling and Simulation (CoMetS) 2010 - 2011

** World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and informatics (WMSCI) 2003 - present

Research Grant Proposal Reviewer
Grant Proposal Reviewer for scientific and commercial research and development (R&D) grand proposals that are sponsored by federal, state, and foreign governments.

** International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), 2008

** State of Kentucky Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program, 2007

** State of Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund Competition, 2006

** United States Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) First Steps to Market Grants Program, 2004

** Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) Computer Science Open Competition, 2003

Research Interest Keywords
artificial intelligencecase-based reasoningconcurrent designconcurrent engineeringdesigneducationhuman-computer interactionmachine learningmachine translationmulti-agent systemsnatural language processingnetworkingrapid prototypingspeech generation and recognition