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V. Yazdanpanah MSc (Vahid)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I am currently doing my PhD research under supervision of Prof. Dr. Henk Zijm and Dr. Devrim Yazan in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS) at the University of Twente. My research is a part of SHAREBOX project. The goal of this EU2020 project is to develop a secure management platform for shared process resources. Our aim at IEBIS is to develop intelligent decision support tools that will be integrated into the SHAREBOX platform. The intended application domain of this research is industrial symbiotic networks.

I  completed my Master in Artificial Intelligence (MSc) at Utrecht University, under supervision of Dr. Mehdi Dastani. I also hold a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Greenwich in a joint program with Saxion UAS.

Expertise

Multi Agent Systems
Responsibility
Control Theory
Industrial Relations
Control Theory
Supply Chains
Industrial Networks
Norm
Multi-Agent Systems
Supervisory Control

Research

My focus is on intelligent agent technology, decision support concepts, and formal methods for multi-agent systems. In particular, modelling the behavior of multi-agent systems and logical frameworks to represent and reason about decision processes in multi-agent settings. The following points characterize my general research interests:

  • Agent-based computational economics
  • Logics for multi-agent systems
  • Strategic decision making and game theoretic approaches
  • Temporal representation and reasoning
  • Virtual organizations/institutions
  • Group responsibility and related socio-technical concepts

Award

Best paper award of PRIMA 2016 (19th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems) for “Distant Group Responsibility in Multi-Agent Systems” (joint work with Mehdi Dastani).

Research Output

A list of my publications is available at DBLP and Google Scholar. In addition, below is a list of my research outputs (maintained and automatically generated by UTwente Research Information Platform).

Publications

Recent
Yazdanpanah, V., Yazan, D. M., & Zijm, H. (2018). Industrial Symbiotic Networks as Coordinated Games. In M. Dastani, G. Sukthankar, E. Andre, & S. Koenig (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2018) The International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS).
Dastani, M., Sardina, S., & Yazdanpanah, V. (2017). Norm Enforcement as Supervisory Control. In PRIMA 2017: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 20th International Conference, Proceedings (Vol. 10621 LNAI, pp. 330-348). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10621 LNAI). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69131-2_20
Yazan, D. M., Yazdanpanah, V., & Fraccascia, L. (2017). Learning fair play in industrial symbiotic relations. In E. Mancuso, & V. Fantin (Eds.), Methods and tools for the implementation of industrial symbiosis: Best practices and business cases in Italy (pp. 49-50)
Fraccascia, L., van Capelleveen, G. C., Yazdanpanah, V., & Yazan, D. M. (2017). Resource inventory for fostering industrial symbiosis practices. In E. Mancuso, & V. Fantin (Eds.), Methods and tools for the implementation of industrial symbiosis: Best practices and business cases in Italy (pp. 51-52)
Yazan, D. M., Yazdanpanah, V., & Fraccascia, L. (2017). Cooperation Decisions in Industrial Symbiotic Relations. Paper presented at 25th International Input-Output Conference, Atlantic City, United States.
Yazdanpanah, V., & Yazan, D. M. (2017). Industrial Symbiotic Relations as Cooperative Games. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management 2017, Saarbrücken, Germany.
Yazdanpanah, V., Yazan, D. M., & Zijm, W. H. M. (2017). Normative industrial symbiotic networks: a position paper. In N. Criado Pacheco, C. Carrascosa, N. Osman, & V. Julián Inglada (Eds.), Multi-agent systems and agreement technologies: 14th European Conference, EUMAS 2016, and 4th International Conference, AT 2016, Valencia, Spain, December 15-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 314-321). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10207), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59294-7
Yazdanpanah, V., & Dastani, M. (2016). Quantified degrees of group responsibility. In Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Normes in Agent Systems XI - COIN 2015 International Workshops COIN@AAMAS, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 9628, pp. 418-436). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9628). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42691-4_23
Yazdanpanah, V., & Dastani, M. (2016). Quantified Group Responsibility in Multi-Agent Systems. In C. Santoro, F. Messina, & M. De Benedetti (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th Workshop "From Objects to Agents": WOA 2016 (pp. 44-49). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 1664). Catania, Italy.
Yazdanpanah, V., & Dastani, M. (2016). Distant Group Responsibility in Multi-agent Systems. In M. Baldoni, A. K. Chopra, T. C. Son, K. Hirayama, & P. Torroni (Eds.), PRIMA 2016: Princiles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems: 19th International Conference, Phuket, Thailand, August 22-26, 2016, Proceedings (pp. 261-278). Phuket, Thailand: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44832-9_16
Yazdanpanah, V., & Dastani, M. (2015). Quantified Degrees of Group Responsibility (Extended Abstract). Abstract from 27th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2015, Hasselt, Belgium.

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Education

Since September 2016, I am involved in design and delivery of the following MSc. courses at University of Twente:

  • Multi Agent Systems (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Sustainable Business Development (2017, 2018)
  • Bioresource Supply Chain Management (2018)

Courses

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 3402
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  3402
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands