Computer Science Location: MEC 339
Add to Calendar 2019-07-12T14:30:00 2019-07-12T15:30:00 America/New_York Biocomplexity Institute Colloquium: Sarit Kraus Title: Computer Agents that Interact Proficiently with People Abstract: MEC 339

Title: Computer Agents that Interact Proficiently with People


Automated agents that interact proficiently with people can be useful in supporting or replacing people in complex tasks. The inclusion of people presents novel problems for the design of automated agents’ strategies. People do not adhere to the optimal, monolithic strategies that can be derived analytically. Their behavior is affected by a multitude of social and psychological factors. In this talk I will show how combining machine learning techniques for human modeling, human behavioral models, formal decision-making and game theory approaches enables agents to interact well with people. Applications include intelligent agents that help reducing  car accidents, agents that support rehabilitation, employer-employee negotiation, agents that are used for training law-enforcement personnel, and agents that support a human operator in managing a team of low-cost robots in search and rescue tasks. 

About the Speaker:

Prof. Sarit Kraus (Ph.D. Computer Science, Hebrew University, 1989) is a Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University. Her research is focused on intelligent agents and multi-agent systems (including people and robots). Prof. Kraus was awarded the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, ACM SIGART Agents Research award, the EMET prize and was twice the winner of the IFAAMAS influential paper award. She is AAAI, ECCAI and ACM fellow and a recipient of the advanced ERC grant.

See her web page for further details.