Harmen de Weerd

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering of the University of Groningen, where I am working on the Metalogue project. The main goal of this project is to design a dialogue system with metacognitive capabilities and evaluate this system in educational dialogue settings. Our contribution to this project is to develop an automated system that can negotiate with a human trading partner. The system tries to negotiate as good a deal as possible for itself, but it also reasons about the goals of its trading partner to identify common goals.

Research interests

  • Agent-based modeling and social simulations
  • Interaction between cognitively capable agents
  • Higher-order reasoning
  • Cooperation and risk


Contact information

Harmen de Weerd
Institute of Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen
Bernoulliborg, room 346
Nijenborgh 9
9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands

Email: h.a.de.weerd@rug.nl
Telephone: +31 50 3634114