I am a lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. In addition, I am researching human-machine teamwork, where the machine actively reasons about the goals, intentions, abilities, and limitations of their human counterpart. The goal is to reach a point where humans and machines can benefit from each other’s weaknesses to complement their own strengths.
- Human-machine teamwork
- Agent-based modeling and social simulations
- Interaction between cognitively capable agents
- Higher-order reasoning
- Cooperation and risk
- Human understanding of unobservable inner states of other humans and machines
- The University of Groningen organized a Studiemiddag/Nascholing Informatica on June 29, 2017, where I presented some multi-agent systems demos, including a demonstration on cooperation and conventions, a demonstration on segregation, and a demonstration on traffic jams.
- On Wednesday 19 April, 2017, I presented a workshop on Artificial Intelligence at the I&I Praktijkdag on individual choices and group behavior.
- The study association for Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science at the University of Groningen (Cover) featured an article about agent-based theory of mind research called “Thinking about simulated thinking” in their magazine Brainstorm (issue 3 of 2015).
- I was a guest at the radio show Glasnost on November 16, 2015 to explain theory of mind research.
- The university newspaper of the University of Groningen has written an article about my PhD research entitled “De computer leeft zich in”.
- On Friday October 2, 2015, we have organized the mini-symposium “How much does it help to know what she knows you know?”
Harmen de Weerd
Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen
Bernoulliborg, room 332
9747 AG Groningen