Professor Michael WooldridgeHead of Computing, University of Oxford

    Professor Wooldridge joined Oxford on 1 June 2012; before this he was for twelve years a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. In October 2011, Michael was awarded a 5-year ERC Advanced Grant, entitled “Reasoning About Computational Economies” (RACE).

    Michael is an ACM Fellow, a AAAI Fellow, a EURAI Fellow, an AISB Fellow, a BCS Fellow, and a member of Academia Europaea. In 2006, he was the recipient of the ACM Autonomous Agents Research Award. In 1997, he founded AgentLink, the EC-funded European Network of Excellence in the area of agent-based computing. In 2015, Michael was elected President of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) for a two year period.

    Michael was program chair for the 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2010), held in Lisbon, Portugal, in August 2010. He was Conference Chair for the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2015), held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 2015.

    Between 2003 and 2009 Michael was co-editor-in-chief of the Journal Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) (2006-2009, 2009-2012), an associate editor of Artificial Intelligence journal (2009-2012) and serve on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied LogicJournal of Logic and ComputationJournal of Applied Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Intelligence.

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