I am a professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems and also hold two half-time roles in Chancellery. As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure and Systems) in Chancellery Research and Enterprise, I have responsibility for policy frameworks regarding the planning of university-wide research infrastructure.
As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital and Data) in Chancellery Administration and Finance, I have oversight of digital and data strategy, standards and governance for the University.
The integrating theme of my research is the conceptualisation and construction of more adaptive, distributed, and intelligent information systems. Much of the work focuses on agent technology, which views a distributed system in terms of interacting autonomous software entities. Using the agent metaphor can allow system developers to adopt a level of abstraction in design that is useful for modelling complex tasks and environments, and in building software systems that are robust in the face of change and unexpected events. An important aspect of the research is the requirement of the human-machine interface and consequent implications for the development of computational mechanisms to support decision-making in complex settings. My current research focus is on the design of software tools that support human-automation teams (ie teams comprised of software agents, robots and humans), in coordinating and collaborating in complex changing environments.
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Combining gaze and AI planning for online human intention recognition
R Singh, T Miller, J Newn, E Velloso, F Vetere, L Sonenberg
Journal article | 2020 | Artificial Intelligence
Intention recognition is the process of using behavioural cues, such as deliberative actions, eye gaze, and gestures, to infer an ..
Demand-Driven Transparency for Monitoring Intelligent Agents
Mor Vered, Piers Howe, Tim Miller, Liz Sonenberg, Eduardo Velloso
Journal article | 2020 | IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
In autonomous multiagent or multirobotic systems, the ability to quickly and accurately respond to threats and uncertainties is im..
A Grounded Interaction Protocol for Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Prashan Madumal, Tim Miller, Liz Sonenberg, Frank Vetere
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) systems need to include an explanation model to communicate the internal decisions, beha..
Combining Planning with Gaze for Online Human Intention Recognition
Ronal Singh, Tim Miller, Joshua Newn, Liz Sonenberg, Eduardo Velloso, Frank Vetere
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
Intention recognition is the process of using behavioural cues to infer an agent's goals or future behaviour. People use many beha..
Communication and shared mental models for teams performing interdependent tasks
R Singh, L Sonenberg, T Mille
Conference Proceedings | 2016 | Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
© Springer International Publishing AG 2016.Research shows that performance of human teams improves when members have a shared und..
Modelling Human Activity in People-Oriented Programming with Metamodels
Steve Goschnick, Leon Sterling, Liz Sonenberg
Journal article | 2015 | International Journal of People-Oriented Programming (IJPOP)
People Oriented Programming (POP) is a new paradigm for developing individual-oriented software applications and associated device..
A two-level computational architecture for modeling human joint action
J Pfau, L Sonenberg, Y Kashima
Conference Proceedings | 2015 | Proceedings of ICCM 2015 - 13th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
We propose a computational architecture of human joint action that accounts for interactions between higher- and lower-level coord..
Improving cognitive agent decision making: Experience trajectories as plans
J Pfau, S Karim, M Kirley, E Sonenberg
Journal article | 2014 | Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal
In task environments with large state and action spaces, the use of temporal and state abstraction can potentially improve the dec..
Artificial social reasoning: computational mechanisms for reasoning about others
P Felli, T miller, Christian Muise, A PEARCE, L sonenberg
Conference Proceedings | 2014 | Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
With a view to supporting expressive, but tractable, collaborative interactions between humans and agents, we propose an approach ..
Mobile Solutions for Front-Line Health Workers in Developing Countries
Jim Black, Fernando Koch, Liz Sonenberg, Rens Scheepers, Ahsan Khandoker, Edgar Charry, Brian Walker, Nay Lin Soe
Conference Proceedings | 2009 | Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services
How Situated Is Your Agent? A Cognitive Perspective
Daghan L Acay, Liz Sonenberg, Alessandro Ricci, Philippe Pasquier
Conference Proceedings | 2009 | In Programming Multi- Agent Systems ProMAS workshop held with The Seventh International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi-Agent Systems AAMAS
How situated is your agent? a cognitive perspective
LD ACAY, E SONENBERG, undefined Ricci, undefined Pasquier
Conference Proceedings | 2009 | Programming Multi-Agent Systems
Software agents are situated in an environment with which they interact reactively or in a goal-directed fashion. Generally, such ..
Argumentation and persuasion in the cognitive coherence theory: Preliminary report
Philippe Pasquier, Iyad Rahwan, Frank Dignum, Liz Sonenberg
Conference Proceedings | 2007 | Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Computing: report leaps geographical barriers but stumbles over gender
ME Pollack, SE Hambrusch, CS Ellis, BJ Grosz, J Hodgins, R Bajcsy, CE Brodley, LC Aiello, MP Bonacina, LA Clarke, J Hirschberg, MM Veloso, N Amato, L Sonenberg, E Weyuker, L Pollock, MJ Irwin, L Padgham, BG Ryder, T Catarci, et al.
Journal article | 2006 | Nature
Towards a simulation tool for evaluating dynamic reorganization of agents societies
V Dignum, F Dignum, V Furtado, A Melo, L Sonenberg
Conference Proceedings | 2005 | AISB'05 Convention:Proceedings of the Socially Inspired Computing Joint Symposium: Memetic Theory in Artificial Systems and Societies Emerging Artificial Societies Engineering with Social Metaphors
Bayesian reasoning for diagnosing student misconceptions about decimals (Extended summary)
E Dettmann, A Nicholson, L Sonenberg, K Stacey, V Steinle
Conference Proceedings | 1999 | Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
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Australian Institute of Company Directors
Graduate Diploma in Computing Studies
University of Melbourne
Doctor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Science