Thursday, December 14, 2006

Peer review

Tuesday 12th was PhD graduation day, so that eight-year chapter of my life is finally closed. Got to shake hands with Lord Owen, Chancellor of the university and former Foreign Secretary – the first time I've had the chance to meet and greet with a Peer of the Realm. Nice chap. The Honorary Graduand was Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys FRS, inventor of genetic fingerprinting and saviour of TV cop show script-writers. He gave a very good speech, actually. Anyone who accidentally manufactures HCN gas with their home chemistry set at age 12 is alright in my book!

Thanks Bryn for taking the picture.

Friday, December 01, 2006

AAMAS '07 Industrial Track

I'm a reviewer on the programme committee for the industrial track of AAMAS'07. The Senior Programme Committee have just announced that they have extended the deadline for submissions to December 8th, so still time to get those papers in! The venue is, well, see for yourselves:

picture of Hawaii, venue for AAMAS 07

Unfortunately, I've been too busy on another big project (soon to be finished) to do much agent development this year. Resolution for 2007: fix!