Harmen de Weerd

About me

I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. My main research topic is intelligent interaction among humans and artificial systems. In particular, I am interested in human-machine teamwork, where the machine actively reasons about the goals, intentions, abilities, and limitations of other team members, which may include humans, robots, or software agents. The goal is to reach a point where humans and machines can benefit from each other’s weaknesses to complement their own strengths.

Research interests

  • 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

Contact information

Harmen de Weerd
Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen
Bernoulliborg, room 332
Nijenborgh 9
9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands

Email: harmen.de.weerd@rug.nl