This page describes the current research being conducted by DIAG, the Distributed Intelligent Agents Group, at the University of Michigan, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.Mail: University of Michigan AI Laboratory, Computer Science and Engineering Building, 2260 Hayward Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2121, USA
Edmund H. Durfee - Professor
Stefan Witwicki – Graduate Student
Keith Purrington – Graduate Student
Jim Boerkoel – Graduate Student
Gargi Datta – Graduate Student
Professor, U. of Tulsa ,
Gmytrasiewicz, Associate Professor,
Thomas A. Montgomery, Ford Research Laboratory,
Musliner, Senior Principal Research Scientist,
J. Huber, Intelligent Reasoning Systems,
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of
José M. Vidal,
Sunju Park, Assistant
· Brad Clement, Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
· Pradeep Pappachan, Intel Corporation
H. Brooks, Assistant Professor,
Haksun Li, BNP Paribas,
· Jeffrey Cox, Software Engineer, Google
Dolgov, Senior Research Scientist,
· Jianhui Wu, Amazon
A list of a few local papers on the general topic of distributed AI (lots more publications are associated with the individual projects).
Michael N. Huhns, Munindar P. Singh, Mark Burstein, Keith Decker, Edmund Durfee, Tim Finin, Les Gasser, Hrishikesh Goradia, Nick Jennings, Kiran Lakkaraju, Hideyuki Nakashima, H.Van Dyke Parunak, Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, Alicia Ruvinsky, Gita Sukthankar, Samarth Swarup, Katia Sycara, Milind Tambe, Tom Wagner, and Laura Zavala, “Research Directions for Service-Oriented Multiagent Systems,” IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 65-70, November/December 2005.
Edmund H. Durfee. “Strategies for Discovering Coordination Needs in Multi-Agent Systems.” In M. d’Inverno, M. Luck, M. Fisher, and C. Preist (eds.), Foundations and Applications of Multi-Agent Systems: UKMAS Workshops 1996-2000 Selected Papers, pages 19-26, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in AI 2403, Berlin 2002. Originally appeared in The DoD Software Tech News, 5(1):3-8, January 2002.
Edmund H. Durfee. “Scaling Up Agent Coordination Strategies.” IEEE Computer 34(7):39-46, July 2001.
Marie E. desJardins, Edmund H. Durfee, Charles L. Ortiz, Jr., and Michael J. Wolverton. “A Survey of Research in Distributed, Continual Planning.” AI Magazine 20(4):13-22 (Special section on Distributed Continual Planning), Winter, 1999.
Edmund H. Durfee. “Practically Coordinating.” AI Magazine 20(1):99-116, Spring 1999.
Edmund H. Durfee. Blissful Ignorance: Knowing Just Enough to Coordinate Well. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, June 1995.
Edmund H. Durfee. What Your Computer Really Needs to Know, You Learned in Kindergarten. In Proceedings of the Tenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pages 858-864, July 1992.
Edmund H. Durfee. The Distributed Artificial Intelligence Melting Pot. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Special Issue on Distributed Artificial Intelligence, SMC-21(6):1301-1306, November 1991.
Edmund H. Durfee, Victor R. Lesser, and Daniel D. Corkill. Trends in Cooperative Distributed Problem Solving. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, KDE-1(1):63-83, March 1989.
Edmund H. Durfee. Planning in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, in G.
Edmund H. Durfee, Victor R. Lesser, and Daniel D. Corkill. Distributed Problem Solving, in S. Shapiro (ed.) Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence , second edition, Wiley 1992.
Edmund H. Durfee, Victor R. Lesser, and Daniel D. Corkill. Cooperative Distributed Problem Solving, in A. Barr, P. Cohen, and E. Feigenbaum (eds.) The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence , Volume IV, Addison Wesley, 1989.
Edmund H. Durfee and Jeffrey S. Rosenschein. Distributed Problem Solving and Multi-Agent Systems: Comparisons and Examples. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Distributed Artificial Intelligence Workshop, pages 94-104, July 1994.
U. of Massachusetts CDPS Laboratory (contains many pointers to other sources as well!).