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Pavlos Andreadis' blog

August 18, 2014

Short Bio

by s1371409 @ 11:52 am

A building across the University of Edinburgh Informatics forum. As envisioned on a cold midday.

Me at the Royal Botanical Garden, in Edinburgh.
Great place for a picnic!

I am Pavlos Andreadis, a PhD student in Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and a research assistant for the SmartSociety project. As part of those duties I have built and maintain the project website, while also lending a hand with other WP10 administrative tasks.

Having graduated from the Technical University of Crete in 2008 as a Production and Management Engineer, I continued my studies in Chania, obtaining a MSc in Production Systems in 2010. Through these years I’ve designed, and helped create, a Multi-Agent system for reaching consensus in Multi-Criteria optimization, published a thesis on an approximate MDP solver utilizing maximum-likelihood trajectories, and gained a rich background in Operations Research and Mathematical Optimization.

The following years found me working part-time as a private tutor (Statistics, Queue Theory, Optimal Control etc.) and programmer, developing a series of Genetic Algorithms and serving in the Greek Army. In the end of the summer of 2013 I joined the SmartSociety project here in Edinburgh.

My interests lie in the fields of Reinforcement Learning, Multi-Agent Systems and, recently, Social Computation and Preference Learning. Together with Subramanian Ramamoorthy (my first supervisor and leader in the Robust Autonomy and Decisions (RAD) group) I focus on Incentives (WP5) and Social Orchestration (WP6). Currently, I am researching Coarse Preferences, or Preferences given Coarse Beliefs, while also developing a Recommender System for the SmartShare application, with plans of incorporating it into a social orchestration model.

I am also part of the Agents Research Group (led by Michael Rovatsos, my second supervisor) through which I have presented work on combining structured preferences with Reinforcement Learning.

If you wish to contact me, you can e-mail me at P.Andreadis at sms dot ac dot uk.