We develop knowledge-based technologies that allow humans and computers to deal better with the artificial world that surrounds us.
Team Beau Rivage from LIA (Arnaud Jutzeler, Mirko Katanic and Jason Li) have won the 2013 Angry Birds AI Competition (as seen from the Wall Street Journal) at the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'13) in Beijing, China. The second and third places went to teams from the European Space Agency and the University of Wisconsin.
Boi Faltings was named fellow of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), making him the 9th AAAI fellow in Europe.
Paul Duetting won a best paper award at the 13th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'12) for his paper "Payment Rules through Discriminant-Based Classifiers", co-authored with Felix Fischer, Pichayut Jirapinyo, John Lai, Benjamin Lubin and David Parkes.
Ludek Cigler developed a technique for multiagent learning in coordination that can be proven to converge rapidly.
Brammert Ottens and Christos Dimitrakakis showed that randomized search guided by confidence bounds can be very effective for distributed constraint optimization.
Thomas Leaute defended a great thesis on how to make use of distributedness to ensure privacy and deal with uncertainty in multi-agent constraint optimization.
Immanuel Trummer developed a polynomial-time approximation algorithm with precision guarantees for approximating the Pareto frontier in quality-driven service selection.
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Members of the LIA are participating in the organization of the following events:
AAAI 2013 - 27th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Bellevue-Washington (USA), July 14-18 2013
IJCAI 2013 - 23rd International Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence, Beijing (China), August 3-9, 2013