Dr Amit ChopraSenior Lecturer
I am interested in developing software abstractions, tools, and infrastructures to support the governance of sociotechnical systems of autonomous parties. To this end, I am developing abstractions for norms, accountability, and protocols, and applying them toward the design of sociotechnical systems. My philosophical stance is summed up as interaction-oriented software engineering or IOSE and has applications in areas as broad and diverse as ethical AI, Internet of Things, security, and blockchains.
I am an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT). I am a Sponsorship Chair for the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013). I served on the Senior Program Committee for AAMAS 2011. I have organized workshops on agent communication, social computing, and norms in multiagent systems. I edited a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology. I will host a Dagstuhl seminar on Normative Multiagent Systems.
- Ph.D. Computer Science, North Carolina State University, 2008
- M.S. Computer Science, North Carolina State University, 2003
- B.E. Computer Engineering, University of Pune, India, 1999
- Lecturer in Software Engineering (Oct 2012 onwards) Lancaster University, UK
- Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2009-Sep 2012) University of Trento
- Graduate Research Assistant (Jan 2003-Dec 2005 and January 2007-May 2008) Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
- Software Intern (Jan 2006-Dec 2006) WebSphere Technology Institute, IBM, Research Triangle Park, NC
- Member of Technical Sta (Jul 1999-Jun 2001) Persistent Systems, Pune, India
I am interested in understanding and modeling interaction among autonomous social actors, such as organizations and people. I have developed significant insights and results, which I am currently applying to the software engineering of sociotechnical systems. My work has been funded by European grants and is well-recognized by my peers. My current focus is on further developing the concepts, principles, methodologies, specifications, and platforms for sociotechnical systems for broader impact.
- PI, Five-year EPSRC grant for £677k, ongoing since September 2017, part of £1.6m grant with Imperial College London
- PI, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Euros 200,371, July 2012-June 2014. Requirements Engineering for Business Protocols.
- PI, Marie Curie Fellowship, Trentino Cofund, Euros 98,990, May 2010-Apr 2012. Business-level modeling and middleware for services: Reasoning about goals, compliance, interoperability, and adaptability.
- Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre
- SCC (Software Engineering)