The ADA research group welcomes Bram Renting as a new PhD student.
Bram joined ADA in July 2020 as a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. dr. Holger Hoos and Prof. dr. Catholijn Jonker. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from TU Delft and has subsequently spent a year in the industry as a data scientist. He works at the ADA research group through the Hybrid Intelligence Centre consortium, which is a Dutch consortium that pushes for the development of human-AI collaboration.
Bram will research multi-agent systems where agents both have to cooperate and have individual preferences, so-called mixed-motive problems. His focus lies on scenarios where consensus between agents is required before actions are taken. Bargaining methods are used to reach this consensus. He starts with a focus on decentralised scheduling problems, which has applications in real life, such as calendar scheduling. The goal is to enhance human performance in these jobs through AI.