Dr Timothy Miller

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence (Intelligent agents and multi-agent systems)
  • Modelling and simulation of complex systems (Simulation of economic markets)
  • Software Engineering

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Dr Tim Miller is a senior lecturer (equivalent to assistant professor) in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. 

Dr Miller received his PhD in 2005 from the University of Queensland. He spent four years at the University of Liverpool, UK, as a software engineer and postdoctoral researcher associate in the Agent ART group. In 2008, he moved to Melbourne to take up his current post. Tim's primary interest lies in the area of software engineering for intelligent systems, especially multi-agent systems, and modelling and simulation using intelligent agents. For recognition of his hard work in successfully implementing problem-based learning in much of his teaching, In 2011, Tim received an Excellence in Teaching award from the Melbourne School of Engineering, which complemented his Excellence in Teaching awards from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering in 2009 and 2011.

Recent Publications

  1. Felli P, Miller T, Muise C, Pearce A, Sonenberg E. Computing Social Behaviours Using Agent Models. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2015. 2015. Editors: Yang Q, Wooldridge M.
  2. Abushark Y, Thangarajah J, Miller T, Harland J, Winikoff M. Early Detection of Design Faults Relative to Requirement Specifications in Agent-Based Models. 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS). 2015.
  3. Muise C, Miller T, Felli P, Pearce A, Sonenberg E. Efficient reasoning with consistent proper epistemic knowledge bases. 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS). The Association for Computing Machinery. 2015.
  4. Miller T, Pedell S, Lopez-Lorca AA, Mendoza A, Sterling L, Keirnan A. Emotion-led modelling for people-oriented requirements engineering: The case study of emergency systems. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE. Elsevier. 2015, Vol. 105.
  5. Muise C, Belle V, Felli P, McIlraith SA, Miller T, Pearce A, Sonenberg E. Planning Over Multi-Agent Epistemic States: A Classical Planning Approach. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI Press. 2015. Editors: Bonet B, Koenig S.
  6. Muise C, Dignum F, Felli P, Miller T, Pearce A, Sonenberg E. Towards Team Formation via Automated Planning. International Workshop on Coordination, Organisation, Institutions and Norms in Multi-Agent Systems. AAAI Press. 2015.
  7. Singh R, Miller T, Sonenberg E. A Preliminary Analysis of Interdependence in Multiagent Systems. 17th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA). Springer Verlag. 2014, Vol. 8861. Editors: Dam HK, Pitt J, Xu Y, Governatori G, Ito T.
  8. Von Der Osten F, Kirley M, Miller T. Anticipatory stigmergic collision avoidance under noise. 2014 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). ACM Press. 2014.
  9. Felli P, Miller T, Muise C, Pearce A, Sonenberg E. Artificial Social Reasoning: Computational Mechanisms for Reasoning about Others. 6th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Springer Verlag. 2014, Vol. 8755. Editors: Beetz M, Johnston B, Williams MA.
  10. Abushark Y, Thangarajah J, Miller T, Harland J. Checking Consistency of Agent Designs Against Interaction Protocols for Early-Phase Defect Location. International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS). ACM Press. 2014.
  11. Abushark Y, Winikoff M, Miller T, Harland J, Thangarajah J. Checking The Correctness of Agent Designs Against Model-Based Requirements. 21ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ECAI 2014). IOS Press. 2014, Vol. 263. Editors: Schaub T, Friedrich G, Osullivan B.
  12. Pfau J, Miller T, Sonenberg E. Modelling and Using Common Ground in Human-agent Collaboration during Spacecraft Operations. Proceedings of SpaceOps 2014 Conference. 2014.
  13. Lopez-Lorca AA, Miller T, Pedell S, Mendoza A, Keirnan A, Sterling L. One size doesn't fit all: Diversifying "the user" using personas and emotional scenarios. 6th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering, SSE 2014 - Proceedings. 2014.
  14. Miller T, Lu B, Sterling L, Beydoun G, Taveter K. Requirements Elicitation and Specification Using the Agent Paradigm: The Case Study of an Aircraft Turnaround Simulator. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2014, Vol. 40, Issue 10.
  15. Davis H, Pedell S, Lorca AL, Miller T, Sterling L. Researchers As Proxies for Informal Carers: Photo Sharing with Older Adults to Mediate Wellbeing. 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI). 2014.

Timothy Miller

Level: 06 Room: 6.09
Doug Mcdonell Building, Parkville
University of Melbourne
3010 Australia

T: +61 3 83441318
E: tmiller@unimelb.edu.au

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