About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Agent Applications, Research, and Technology (Agent ART) Group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, UK. The Agent ART Group carries out both pure and applied research in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 75% of the department's research was ranked as 4* and 3*.

My research concerns computational models of argument, with a particular focus on persuasive argumentation in practical reasoning and how this can be applied in domains such as e-Democracy, law and agent systems. I have published over one hundred articles on these, and closely related, subjects. I received my PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2005. The topic of my thesis is computational representation of persuasive argument. Details of my past and current research can be found in my publications list.

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