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Professor Maria Fasli

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School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Professor Maria Fasli
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    1NW.4.20, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow (2005)

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, thesis title: Commodious Logics of Agents, Department of Computer Science, University of Essex, UK. (2000)

  • BSc in Computer Science, Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki (T.E.I.), Department of Informatics (1995)

  • Certificate in Education, School of Teachers of Technical and Vocational Education (S.E.L.E.T.E.), Thessaloniki, Greece, (1992)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Director, Institute for Analytics and Data Science University of Essex ( 1/8/2014 - present )

  • Head of School, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering University of Essex ( 1/8/2009 - 31/12/2014 )

  • Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering University of Essex ( 1/10/2012 - present )

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering University of Essex ( 1/10/2007 - 30/9/2012 )

  • Lecturer, Department of Computer Science University of Essex ( 1/1/2000 - 30/9/2007 )

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Multi-agent systems and autonomous adaptive systems

Data exploration analysing and modelling complex data Big data analysis and modelling of structured and unstructured data

Machine learning modelling opponents learning behaviours from data

Reasoning and analytics over multiple streams of data Internet of Things (IoT) reasoning and analytics

Individual and collective user profiles profile adaptation contextualised profiles

Recommender systems collaborative filtering reputation systems

complex systems modelling dynamics of financial systems and markets

Market mechanisms negotiation protocols strategic interaction supply chain management

Semantic matching resource search cloud computing resource allocation

Trust in agent societies trust mechanisms trust in decision making

Formal theories of agents and multi-agent systems BDI agents

Cognitive agents knowledge and belief self-reference

Software engineering methodologies for agents and multi-agent systems

Social dynamics regulation of agent societies roles and power institutions

Self-organisation team formation

Serious games for education and learning collaborative learning

Current research

agents and multi-agent systems and their theoretical foundations and practical applications

the analysis and modelling of complex and big data that can be structured or unstructured

user profiling

recommendation techniques and semantic information extraction

trust mechanisms

self-organisation in distributed systems

Teaching and supervision

  • Navigating the Digital World (CS220)

Publications

Journal articles (28)

Chrysoulas, C. and Fasli, M., (2017). Towards an adaptive SOA-based QoS & Demand-Response Provisioning Architecture for the Smart Grid. Journal of Communications Software and Systems. 13 (2), 77-77

Aloud, M., Fasli, M., Tsang, E., Dupuis, A. and Olsen, R., (2017). Modeling the High-Frequency FX Market: An Agent-Based Approach. Computational Intelligence. 33 (4), 771-825

Samothrakis, S., Fasli, M., Perez, D. and Lucas, S., (2017). Default policies for global optimisation of noisy functions with severe noise. Journal of Global Optimization. 67 (4), 893-907

Aloud, M. and Fasli, M., (2017). Exploring Trading Strategies and Their Effects in the Foreign Exchange Market. Computational Intelligence. 33 (2), 280-307

Kalliatakis, G., Ehsan, S., Fasli, M., Leonardis, A., Gall, J. and McDonald-Maier, KD., (2017). Detection of human rights violations in images: Can convolutional neural networks help?. VISIGRAPP 2017 - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications. 5, 289-296

Ehsan, S., Clark, A., Leonardis, A., ur Rehman, N., Khaliq, A., Fasli, M. and McDonald-Maier, K., (2016). A Generic Framework for Assessing the Performance Bounds of Image Feature Detectors. Remote Sensing. 8 (11), 928-928

Samothrakis, S. and Fasli, M., (2015). Emotional Sentence Annotation Helps Predict Fiction Genre. PLOS ONE. 10 (11), e0141922-e0141922

Neville, B., Fasli, M. and Pitt, J., (2015). Utilising social recommendation for decision-making in distributed multi-agent systems. Expert Systems with Applications. 42 (6), 2884-2906

Hermoso, R., Lopes Cardoso, H. and Fasli, M., (2015). From roles to standards: a dynamic maintenance approach using incentives. Information Systems Frontiers. 17 (4), 763-778

Centeno, R., Hermoso, R. and Fasli, M., (2015). On the inaccuracy of numerical ratings: dealing with biased opinions in social networks. Information Systems Frontiers. 17 (4), 809-825

Hawalah, A. and Fasli, M., (2015). Dynamic user profiles for web personalisation. Expert Systems with Applications. 42 (5), 2547-2569

Samothrakis, S. and Fasli, M., (2015). Emotional Sentence Annotation Helps Predict Fiction Genre. PloS One. 10 (11), creators-Fasli=3AMaria=3A=3A

Hawalah, A. and Fasli, M., (2014). Utilizing contextual ontological user profiles for personalized recommendations. Expert Systems with Applications. 41 (10), 4777-4797

Hermoso, R., Centeno, R. and Fasli, M., (2014). From blurry numbers to clear preferences: A mechanism to extract reputation in social networks. Expert Systems with Applications. 41 (5), 2269-2285

Aloud, M., Fasli, M., Tsang, E., Dupuis, A. and Olsen, R., (2013). Stylized Facts of the FX Market Transactions Data: An Empirical Study. Journal of Finance and Investment Analysis. 2 (4), 145-183

Niu, J., Cai, K., Parsons, S., Fasli, M. and Yao, X., (2012). A grey-box approach to automated mechanism design. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications. 11 (1), 24-35

Clark, M., Kim, Y., Kruschwitz, U., Song, D., Albakour, D., Dignum, S., Beresi, UC., Fasli, M. and De Roeck, A., (2012). Automatically structuring domain knowledge from text: An overview of current research. Information Processing & Management. 48 (3), 552-568

Fasli, M. and Kovalchuk, Y., (2011). Learning Approaches for Developing Successful Seller Strategies in Dynamic Supply Chain Management. International Journal of Information Sciences. 181 (16), 3411-3426

Wan, Y. and Fasli, M., (2010). COMPARISON-SHOPPING AND RECOMMENDATION AGENTS: A RESEARCH AGENDA. JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE RESEARCH. 11 (3), 175-177

Fasli, M. and Michalakopoulos, M., (2008). e-Game: A platform for developing auction-based market simulations. Decision Support Systems. 44 (2), 469-481

FASLI, M., (2007). On agent technology for e-commerce: trust, security and legal issues. The Knowledge Engineering Review. 22 (01), 3-3

Gekas, J. and Fasli, M., (2007). Employing Graph Network Analysis for Web Service Composition. International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering. 2 (4), 21-40

Fasli, M., (2006). Shopbots: A Syntactic Present, A Semantic Future. IEEE Internet Computing. 10 (6), 69-75

Fasli, M. and Michalakopoulos, M., (2006). Learning Through Game-like Simulations. Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences. 5 (2), 1-11

Fasli, M., (2004). Formal systems ∧ agent-based social simulation = ⊥?. JASSS. 7 (4)

Fasli, M., (2004). Formal systems Lambda agent-based social simulation=perpendicular to?. JASSS-THE JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL SOCIETIES AND SOCIAL SIMULATION. 7 (4)

Fasli, M., (2004). Formal Systems and Agent-Based Social Simulation Equals Null?. J. Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 7

Fasli, M., (2003). Interrelations between the BDI primitives: Towards heterogeneous agents. Cognitive Systems Research. 4 (1), 1-22

Books (6)

Beer, M., Fasli, M. and Richards, D., (2010). Multi-agent systems for education and interactive entertainment: Design, use and experience. 9781609600808

Beer, M., Fasli, M. and Richards, D., (2010). Proceedings of the International Workshop on Multi-agent systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment (MASEIE), held in conjunction with the Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) Conference, 11 May 2010, Toronto, Canada. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (IFAAMAS)

Beer, M., Fasli, M. and Richards, D., (2009). Proceedings of the Educational Uses of Multi-Agent Systems (EduMAS) Workshop. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (IFAAMAS)

Fasli, M., (2008). Proceedings of the 4th Artificial Intelligence in Education Workshop. Higher Education Academy Psychology Network. 9780955967634

Fasli, M., (2007). Agent Technology For E-Commerce. Wiley. 9780470030301

Fasli, M. and Shehory, O., (2007). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics: Preface. 9783540725015

Book chapters (9)

Stamatopoulou, I., Fasli, M. and Kefalas, P., (2010). Introducing AI and IA into a non computer science graduate programme. In: Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment: Design, Use and Experience. 89- 100. 9781609600808

Stamatopoulou, I., Fasli, M. and Kefalas, P., (2010). Teaching AI and IA into a non-science graduate programme. In: Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment: Design, Use and Experience. Editors: Beer, M., Fasli, M. and Richards, D., . IGI Global. 89- 100. 9781609600808

Fasli, M., (2009). The next generation of shopbots: Semantic interoperability and personalization. In: Comparison-Shopping Services and Agent Designs. 19- 36. 9781599049786

Fasli, M. and Virginas, B., (2009). BDI agents: Flexibility, personalization, and adaptation for web-based support systems. In: Intelligent Agents in the Evolution of Web and Applications. Editors: . Springer. 191- 221. 9783540880707

Nanas, N., Kruschwitz, U., Albakour, M., Fasli, M., Song, D., Kim, Y., Cervino, U. and De Roeck, A., (2009). A Methodology for Simulated Experiments in Interactive Search. In: Proceedings of the SIGIR 2010 Workshop on Simulation of Interaction (SimInt). Editors: Azzopardi, L., J�rvelin, K., Kamps, J. and Smucker, MD., . IR Publications. 23- 24. 9789081448536

Dignum, S., Kim, Y., Kruschwitz, U., Song, D., Fasli, M. and De Roeck, A., (2009). Moving towards Adaptive Search. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries (AT4DL). Editors: Bernard, R., Chambers, S. and Gottfried, B., . Bozen/Bolzano University Press. 9788860460301

Stamatopoulou, I., Fasli, M. and Kefalas, P., (2009). Teaching AI and IA into a non-science graduate programme. In: Proceedings of the Educational Uses of Multi-agent Systems (EduMAS) Workshop, at the Eighth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2009), Budapest, Hungary, 12 May, 2009. Editors: Beer, M., Fasli, M. and Richards, D., . International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (IFAAMAS)

Gekas, J. and Fasli, M., (2008). Employing graph network analysis for web service composition. In: Agent Technologies and Web Engineering: Applications and Systems. 1- 18. 9781605666181

Fasli, M. and Michalakopoulos, M., (2007). Designing and developing electronic market games. In: Advanced Intelligent Paradigms in Computer Games. Editors: . Springer. 117- 151. 3540727043. 978-3-540-72704-0

Conferences (87)

Alshahrani, M., Samothrakis, S. and Fasli, M., Word mover's distance for affect detection

Almuhaimeed, A. and Fasli, M., A hybrid semantic method for enhancing movie recommendations

Almuammar, M. and Fasli, M., Pattern discovery from dynamic data streams using frequent pattern mining with multi-support thresholds

Gokhale, R. and Fasli, M., Deploying a co-training algorithm to classify human-rights abuses

Alkhamees, N. and Fasli, M., An exploration of the directional change based trading strategy with dynamic thresholds on variable frequency data streams

Abdullahi, U., Samothrakis, S. and Fasli, M., Counterfactual domain adversarial training of neural networks

Alkhamees, N. and Fasli, M., (2018). A Directional Change Based Trading Strategy with Dynamic Thresholds

Alkhamees, N. and Fasli, M., (2018). Event detection from time-series streams using directional change and dynamic thresholds

Koumoutsos, G., Fasli, M., Lewin, I. and Milward, D., (2018). Graph-based information exploration over structured and unstructured data

Al-karkhi, A. and Fasli, M., (2018). Disruption recovery within agent organisations in distributed systems

Chrysoulas, C. and Fasli, M., (2017). Building an adaptive E-learning system

Al-Karkhi, A. and Fasli, M., (2017). Deploying self-organisation to improve task execution in a multi-agent systems

Luna Ramirez, WA. and Fasli, M., (2017). Plan acquisition in a BDI agent framework through intentional learning

Samothrakis, S., Vodopivec, T., Fairbank, M. and Fasli, M., (2017). Convolutional-Match Networks for Question Answering

Luna Ramirez, WA. and Fasli, M., (2017). Integrating NetLogo and Jason: A disaster-rescue simulation

Chrysoulas, C. and Fasli, M., (2016). A service oriented QoS architecture targeting the smart grid world & machine learning aspects

Alkhamees, N. and Fasli, M., (2016). Event detection from social network streams using frequent pattern mining with dynamic support values

Banjo, O., Stewart, D. and Fasli, M., (2016). Optimising mixed model assembly lines for mass customisation: A multi agent systems approach

Samothrakis, S., Vodopivec, T., Fasli, M. and Fairbank, M., (2016). Match memory recurrent networks

Fasli, M., Hermoso, R., Sbruzzi, E. and Sena, V., (2016). Introducing innovation in social networks: A cost-benefit analysis of entry point selection

Samothrakis, S., Perez-Liebana, D., Lucas, SM. and Fasli, M., (2015). Neuroevolution for General Video Game Playing

Almuhaimeed, A. and Fasli, M., (2015). A semantic method for multiple resources exploitation

Hermoso, R. and Fasli, M., (2015). Entry point matters: Effective introduction of innovation in social networks

Almuhaimeed, A. and Fasli, M., (2014). Exploiting different bioinformatics resources for enhancing content recommendations

Almuhaimeed, A. and Fasli, M., (2014). Exploring and exploiting knowledge in multiple resources

Al-Asfoor, M. and Fasli, M., (2013). Distributed resource search in self-organising networks

Lopes Cardoso, H., Hermoso, R. and Fasli, M., (2013). Policies for role maintenance through incentives: How to keep agents on track

Centeno, R., Hermoso, R. and Fasli, M., (2013). Extracting reputation with knock-out tournament-based pairwise elicitation in complex social networks

Al-Asfoor, M. and Fasli, M., (2012). Semantic resource discovery in grid and multi-agent environment

Al-Asfoor, M., Neville, B. and Fasli, M., (2012). Heuristic resource search in a self-organised distributed multi agent system

Zeb, MA. and Fasli, M., (2012). Dynamically adaptive user profiling for personalized recommendations

Al-Asfoor, M. and Fasli, M., (2012). A study of multi agent based resource search algorithms

Adeyanju, IA., Song, D., Albakour, MD., Kruschwitz, U., De Roeck, A. and Fasli, M., (2012). Adaptation of the concept hierarchy model with search logs for query recommendation on intranets

Adeyanju, I., Song, D., Albakour, MD., Kruschwitz, U., De Roeck, A. and Fasli, M., (2012). Learning from users' querying experience on Intranets

Albakour, MD., Kruschwitz, U., Nanas, N., Adeyanju, I., Song, D., Fasli, M. and De Roeck, A., (2012). Analysis of query reformulations in a search engine of a local web site

Hawalah, A. and Fasli, M., (2011). Using user personalized ontological profile to infer semantic knowledge for personalized recommendation

Zeb, MA. and Fasli, M., (2011). Using semantic relations for representing long-term user interests

Albakour, MD., Kruschwitz, U., Nanas, N., Neville, B., Lungely, D. and Fasli, M., (2011). University of essex at the TREC 2011 session track

Albakour, MD., Kruschwitz, U., Adeyanju, I., Song, D., Fasli, M. and De Roeck, A., (2011). Enriching query flow graphs with click information

Zeb, MA. and Fasli, M., (2011). Interest aware recommendations based on adaptive user profiling

Hawalah, A. and Fasli, M., (2011). A multi-agent system using ontological user profiles for dynamic user modelling

Hawalah, A. and Fasli, M., (2011). Improving the mapping process in ontology-based user profiles for web personalization systems

Hawalah, A. and Fasli, M., (2011). A graph-based approach to measuring semantic relatedness in ontologies

Al-Asfoor, M., Fasli, M. and Al-Majeed, S., (2011). A multi-agent system-based resource advertisement model for grid environments

Zeb, MA. and Fasli, M., (2011). Adaptive user profiling for deviating user interests

Kruschwitz, U., Albakour, MD., Niu, J., Leveling, J., Nanas, N., Kim, Y., Song, D., Fasli, M. and De Roeck, A., (2011). Moving towards adaptive search in digital libraries

Albakour, MD., Kruschwitz, U., Nanas, N., Song, D., Fasli, M. and De Roeck, A., (2011). Exploring ant colony optimisation for adaptive interactive search

Hawalah, A. and Fasli, M., (2011). A hybrid re-ranking algorithm based on ontological user profiles

Albakour, MD., Kruschwitz, U., Nanas, N., Kim, Y., Song, D., Fasli, M. and De Roeck, A., (2011). Autoeval: An evaluation methodology for evaluating query suggestions using query logs

Kovalchuk, Y. and Fasli, M., (2010). A demand-driven approach for a multi-agent system in Supply Chain Management

Albakour, MD., Kruschwitz, U., Niu, J. and Fasli, M., (2010). University of essex at the TREC 2010 session track

Khdour, T. and Fasli, M., (2010). A semantic-based Web service registry filtering mechanism

Dignum, S., Kruschwitz, U., Fasli, M., Kim, Y., Song, D., Beresi, UC. and De Roeck, A., (2010). Incorporating seasonality into search suggestions derived from intranet query logs

Dignum, S., Kim, Y., Kruschwitz, U., Song, D., Fasli, M. and De Roeck, A., (2009). Using domain models for context-rich user logging

Malibary, A. and Fasli, M., (2009). Modelling SCM as a multi-layer interconnected constraint satisfaction problem

Kovalchuk, Y. and Fasli, M., (2008). Deploying neural-network-based models for dynamic pricing in supply chain management

Kovalchuk, Y. and Fasli, M., (2008). Evaluating adaptive customer strategies in TAC SCM

Kovalchuk, Y. and Fasli, M., (2008). Adaptive strategies for predicting bidding prices in supply chain management

Kovalchuk, Y. and Fasli, M., (2008). Deploying Neural-Network-Based Models for Dynamic Pricing

Buffett, S. and Fasli, M., (2007). TAC-REM - The real estate market game: A proposal for the trading agent competition

(2007). Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce. Automated Negotiation and Strategy Design for Electronic Markets, AAMAS 2006 Workshop, TADA/AMEC 2006, Hakodate, Japan, May 9, 2006, Selected and Revised Papers

Jaimez González, CR. and Fasli, M., (2006). Socrates: A production-driven SCM agent

Fasli, M., (2006). On the relationship between roles and power: Preliminary report

Michalakopoulos, M. and Fasli, M., (2005). On deciding to trust

Gekas, J. and Fasli, M., (2005). Automatic web service composition based on graph network analysis metrics

Michalakopoulos, M. and Fasli, M., (2005). On different trust attitudes and their effects on the electronic marketplace

Fasli, M. and Michalakopoulos, M., (2005). Supporting active learning through game-like exercises

Fasli, M., (2005). On the interplay of roles and power

Fasli, M. and Michalakopoulos, M., (2005). Designing and implementing e-Market games

Fasli, M., (2004). Accounting for social order in multi-agent systems: Preliminary report

Fasli, M. and Michalakopoulos, M., (2004). e-Game: A generic auction platform supporting customizable market games

Fasli, M., (2003). From social agents to multi-agent systems: Preliminary report

Fasli, M., (2003). Social interactions in multi-agent systems: A formal approach

Fasli, M., (2003). Reasoning about the Dynamics of Social Behaviour

Fasli, M., (2003). Reasoning about Knowledge and Belief: A Syntactical Treatment

Fasli, M., (2002). On commitments, roles, and obligations

DINVERNO, M., LUCK, M. and 2001 Contributors, U., (2002). Practical and theoretical innovations in multi-agent systems research

Fasli, M., Korres, I., Michalakopoulos, M. and Rallidis, G., (2002). Building trading agents: Challenges and strategies

Fasli, M., (2001). Conceptualizing BDI agents for financial markets

Fasli, M., (2001). On obligations, relativised obligations, and bilateral commitments

Fasli, M. and Kruschwitz, U., (2001). Using implicit relevance feedback in a web search assistant

Fasli, M., (2001). Heterogeneous BDI Agents I: Bold Agents.

Fasli, M., (2000). Towards Realistic Models of Agents: Preliminary Report.

Fasli, M., (2000). Towards circumspect BDI agents: Preliminary report

Fasli, M., (1999). Towards a First-Order Approach for Social Agents: Preliminary Report.

Fasli, M., (1999). Reasoning with Common Knowledge and Self-Reference in Multy-Agent Systems.

Fasli, M., (1999). Towards a syntactic approach for the representation of the propositional attitudes

Grants and funding

2017

Scoping Exercise and feasibility study with Jiangsu Credit Re-Guarantee

Essex and Jiangsu Province Credits Re-guarantee Group Co Ltd

Scoping Exercise and feasibility study with Jiangsu Credit Re-Guarantee

Essex and Jiangsu Province Credits Re-guarantee Group Co Ltd

2016

67% Embedding an innovative application of advanced data mining, data analytics and data visualisation to exploit the growth potential of the UK's leading insight platform for professional services firms

Technology STrategy Board

33% Embedding an innovative application of advanced data mining, data analytics and data visualisation to exploit the growth potential of the UK's leading insight platform for professional services firms

Mondaq Ltd

67% - The design and development of a scalable, avatar based, digital healthcare platform, driven by AI and Machine Learning technology.

Technology STrategy Board

33% - The design and development of a scalable, avatar based, digital healthcare platform, driven by AI and Machine Learning technology.

Orbital Media & Advertising Ltd.

Scoping Exercise for new data product

Hood Group Ltd

2015

Utilising Big Data in the Practice of Torture Survivors' Rehabilitation

Economic & Social Research Council

67% - To extend the business intelligence and digital marketing offer by developing and embedding a new data analytics capability

Technology STrategy Board

33% - To extend the business intelligence and digitial marketing offer by developing and embedding a new data analytics capability

Objective Computing Ltd

Data & Database Review

General

Utilising Big Data in the Practice of Torture Survivors' Rehabilitation

Economic & Social Research Council

2014

Smart Data Analytics for Business and Local Government

Economic & Social Research Council

Innovative tools to enable exploration of complex and specialised data sets

Technology STrategy Board

DADO - Data Analytics Driven by Ontologies

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

2012

RoBoSAS

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

Contact

mfasli@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872327

Location:

1NW.4.20, Colchester Campus