Mark d'Inverno

Mark dInverno
Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

Mark d'Inverno gained an MA in Mathematics in 1986 and an MSc in Computation in 1988 both from Oxford University. In 1998 he was awarded a PhD from University College London. He joined the University of Westminster in 1992 and was appointed professor of computer science in 2001. In 2006 he took up a Chair at Goldsmiths College, University of London, principally to continue his investigations into interdisciplinary work.

He has been interested in formal, principled approaches to modelling both natural and artificial systems in a computational setting. The main strand to this research focuses on the application of formal methods in providing models of intelligent agent and multi-agent systems. This work encompasses many aspects of agent cognition and agent society including action, perception, deliberation, communication, negotiation and social norms. In recent years, ideas from both formal modelling and agent-based design, have been applied in a more practical and interdisciplinary settings such as biological modelling, computer-generated music, art and design. He has published 2 books and over 80 papers in the last 10 years in these areas.

He is also a critically acclaimed musician and is Chairman of the charity Safe Ground which uses a range of different techniques (movement, drama, poetry, narration, improvisation and role-playing as well as the written word) to develop courses in family relationships with and for prisoners, which are now being run in over 50 UK prisons.