I am an assistant professor at Delft University of Technology and a member of the Interactive Intelligence Group at TU Delft, led by Prof. Dr. Catholijn Jonker. I completed my habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Computer Science in January 2015 and received my PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in October 2010, both at Clausthal University of Technology, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Dix. My PhD thesis was awarded the international E.W. Beth dissertation prize for an outstanding contribution in the fields of logic, language, and information.
My general research interests are centered around:
- artificial intelligence
- formal methods and verification
- autonomous intelligent distributed systems
- resource bounded systems
- game theory
In particular, my research is driven by practical problems with the general aim to foster the development of smart systems and software. The way in which computer systems are used has changed radically in the last decades: computing is ubiquitous, user-centric, and highly interactive. Smart systems are increasingly becoming part of our daily life, on a small scale (e.g. smart homes) as well as on a large scale (e.g. self-driving cars, smart grids and smart industry/ Industrie 4.0). Thus, there is an increasing need for development, maintainance, and anlysis tools to develop such systems in a reliable way.
In the last years I have given lectures related to theoretical foundations of computer science, artificial intelligence, agent and logic programming, game theory and mechanism design, multi-agent systems and verification of systems at a national as well as international level.
I regularly serve on program committees of the main conferences and workshops in the area of multi-agent systems and artificial intelligence. I am steering committee member of LAMAS (Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems) and am involved in the organization of international events. I was PC co-chair and co-organizer of two international workshops (CLIMA XV and LAMAS 2014) and a Dagstuhl seminar (2014). Also, I was the PC chair of the 12th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2014). I am the Chair of the doctoral consortium of the 13th German Conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies (MATES 2015). I regularly referee papers and articles for journals, workshops, and conferences, and have published more than 50 papers at international events. I also co-authored two book chapters on the specification and verification of multi-agent systems and on strategic reasoning in multi-player games.
Latest News and Highlights
Senior program committee member of AAMAS 2017.
My second paper has been accepted in the journal Artificial Intelligence. It is about 'The Virtues of Idleness: A Decidable Fragment of Resource Agent Logic' which I co-authored with Natasha Alechina, Brian Logana and Hoang Nga Nguyen. We are currently implementing the very helpful comments of the reviewers.
Senior program committee member of AAMAS 2016.
I have been elected as a member of the board of directors of the European Association for Multi-Agent Systems (EURAMAS) and appointed the officer of the European Agent Systems Summerschools.
Please do not hesitate to contact me in case of further questions:
Dr. rer. nat. habil. Nils Bulling
2628 CD Delft
phone: +31 (0) 15 278 63 31
E-Mail: n DOT lastname AT tudelft DOT nl