About Me

I am Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL). I lead the Machine Intelligence Lab - we are part of the Autonomous Systems Research Group. I am also Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna. More information about my bio, current and past appointments, etc can be found here.

What’s New

  • Our paper “Dynamics of Moral Behavior in Heterogeneous Populations of Learning Agents” has been accepted in the Proceedings of the 7th AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES 2024). You can find the preprint of the paper here.

  • New preprint: “Partial Information Decomposition for Data Interpretability and Feature Selection”. You can download the paper here.

  • Our paper “(Ir)rationality and Cognitive Biases in Large Language Models” is now out in Royal Society Open Science. You can download the paper here.

  • Our paper “Game-theoretic Agent-based Modelling of Micro-level Conflict: Evidence from the ISIS-Kurdish War” is now out in PLOS ONE. You can download the paper here.

  • New preprint: “Large Language Models are Effective Priors for Causal Graph Discovery”. You can download the paper here.

  • Our paper “Creative Beam Search: LLM-as-a-Judge for Improving Response Generation has been accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2024). You can download the paper here.

  • Our paper “Trust-based Consensus in Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Systems” has been accepted at the 1st Reinforcement Learning Conference (RLC 2024). The camera ready version will be available soon. In the meantime, you can download the preprint here.

  • Our paper “CoMIX: A Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning Training Architecture for Efficient Decentralized Coordination and Independent Decision Making” has been accepted for publication in Transactions on Machine Learning Research (TMLR). The paper will appear soon, in the meantime you can download the preprint here.

  • Our paper “Creativity and Machine Learning: A Survey” has been accepted in ACM Computing Surveys. The paper will appear soon. In the meantime, you can download the preprint here.

  • New preprint: “Graph Reinforcement Learning for Combinatorial Optimization: A Survey and Unifying Perspective”. You can download the paper here.

  • I gave an invited talk at the Machine+Behavior Conference 2024 at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin.

  • I gave an invited talk hosted by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki on 3 April 2024 as part of the event “AI generated it - who owns it?”.

Previous news items can be found here.

Upcoming Events

I am currently involved in the following upcoming scientific events:

Please consider submitting your work to and attending these conferences and workshops.

A list of past events I have been involved in can be found here.

Research Interests

I have broad research interests spanning several traditional and emerging areas of Computer Science and beyond.

More specifically, current research areas of interest include:

  • Machine Learning (in particular, Reinforcement Learning and decision-making problems in both single-agent and multi-agent scenarios);
  • Generative Artificial Intelligence (foundational models/large language models and their applications);
  • Computational models (in particular, learning models) of human/user/machine behaviour;
  • Machine Intelligence for ubiquitous, mobile, and cyber-physical systems;
  • AI and society.

More information about my research activities can be found here.



Last updated: 16 July 2024.