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Martin Purvis

BS(Yale), MFA(Columbia), MS, PhD(Massachusetts)

Position
Emeritus Professor
Room
7.06, Commerce Building
Phone
+64 3 479 8318
Email
martin.purvis@otago.ac.nz
Web page
http://waitaki.otago.ac.nz/~martin
Supervising
Mehdi Farhangian, Amir Hosein Afshar Sedigh, Muhammad Yasir
Co-supervising
Sean Lee, Sophie Zareei

Emeritus Professor Martin Purvis is the Director of the Software Engineering and Collaborative Modelling Laboratory, a centre for research in distributed information systems, agent-based software engineering, workflow and process modelling, distributed knowledge discovery systems, and broadband network communications. He has been principal investigator on a number of externally-funded research projects and is the Principal Investigator of the Global Network Interconnectivity project funded by the Tertiary Education Commission. He is the Director of both the Telecommunications and Software Engineering programmes in Applied Science and is the former head of the Information Science Department. His teaching activities involve both telecommunications and software engineering.

Publications

Jahanbazi, M., Frantz, C., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2016). The role of knowledge keepers in an artificial primitive human society: An agent-based approach. In V. Dignum, P. Noriega, M. Sensoy & J. S. Sichman (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems XI (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 9628). (pp. 154-172). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42691-4_9

Gu, X., & Purvis, M. (2016). Image segmentation with superpixel based covariance descriptor. In H. Cao, J. Li & R. Wang (Eds.), Trends and applications in knowledge discovery and data mining: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 9794). (pp. 154-165). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42996-0_13

Gu, X., Deng, J. D., & Purvis, M. K. (2016). A hierarchical segmentation tree for superpixel-based image segmentation. Proceedings of the Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ) International Conference. IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ivcnz.2016.7804454

Gu, X., Deng, J. D., & Purvis, M. K. (2016). Image segmentation with superpixel-based covariance descriptors in low-rank representation. arXiv. 7p. Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/abs/1605.05466

Frantz, C., Purvis, M., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Nowostawski, M. (2015). Modelling the impact of role specialisation on cooperative behaviour in historic trader scenarios. In A. Ghose, N. Oren, P. Telang & J. Thangarajah (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms in agent systems X (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 9372). (pp. 53-71). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25420-3_16

Edited Book - Research

Hogan, J., Montague, P., Purvis, M. K., & Steketee, C. (Eds.). (2004). ACSW frontiers 2004: Conferences in research and practice in information technology, Volume 32. Bedford Park, Australia: Australian Computer Society Inc, 212p.

Denzer, R., Swayne, D. A., Purvis, M. K., & Schimak, G. (Eds.). (2000). Environmental Software Systems - Environmental Information and Decision Support. Dordecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic, 268p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Jahanbazi, M., Frantz, C., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2016). The role of knowledge keepers in an artificial primitive human society: An agent-based approach. In V. Dignum, P. Noriega, M. Sensoy & J. S. Sichman (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems XI (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 9628). (pp. 154-172). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42691-4_9

Gu, X., & Purvis, M. (2016). Image segmentation with superpixel based covariance descriptor. In H. Cao, J. Li & R. Wang (Eds.), Trends and applications in knowledge discovery and data mining: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 9794). (pp. 154-165). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42996-0_13

Frantz, C., Purvis, M., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Nowostawski, M. (2015). Modelling the impact of role specialisation on cooperative behaviour in historic trader scenarios. In A. Ghose, N. Oren, P. Telang & J. Thangarajah (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms in agent systems X (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 9372). (pp. 53-71). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25420-3_16

Frantz, C., Purvis, M. K., Purvis, M. A., Nowostawski, M., & Lewis, N. D. (2015). Fuzzy modeling of economic institutional rules. In A. Sadeghian & H. Tahayori (Eds.), Frontiers of higher order fuzzy sets. (pp. 87-129). New York: Springer.

Frantz, C., Purvis, M. K., Nowostawski, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2015). Analysing the apprenticeship system in the Maghribi Traders Coalition. In F. Grimaldo & E. Norling (Eds.), Multi-agent-based simulation XV (MABS): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 9002). (pp. 180-196). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-14627-0_13

Farhangian, M., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2015). Agent-based modeling of resource allocation in software projects based on personality and skill. In F. Koch, C. Guttmann & D. Busquets (Eds.), Advances in social computing and multiagent systems: Communications in computer and information science (Vol. 541). (pp. 130-146). Cham, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-24804-2_9

Farhangian, M., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2015). The effects of temperament and team formation mechanism on collaborative learning of knowledge and skill in short-term projects. In F. Koch, C. Guttmann & D. Busquets (Eds.), Advances in social computing and multiagent systems: Communications in computer and information science (Vol. 541). (pp. 48-65). Cham, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-24804-2_4

Yasir, M., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2015). Improving energy outcomes in dynamically formed micro-grid coalitions. In A. Ghose, N. Oren, P. Telang & J. Thangarajah (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms in agent systems X (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 9372). (pp. 251-267). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25420-3_16

Jahanbazi, M., Frantz, C., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2015). Building an artificial primitive human society: An agent-based approach. In A. Ghose, N. Oren, P. Telang & J. Thangarajah (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms in agent systems X (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 9372). (pp. 89-96). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25420-3_16

Yasir, M., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2014). An intelligent learning mechanism for trading strategies for local energy distribution. In S. Ceppi, E. David, V. Podobnik, V. Robu, O. Shehory, S. Stein & I. A. Vetsikas (Eds.), Agent-mediated electronic commerce: Designing trading strategies and mechanisms for electronic markets (LNBIP 187). (pp. 159-170). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-13218-1_12

Yasir, M., Purvis, M. K., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2014). Intelligent battery strategies for local energy distribution. In T. Balke, F. Dignum, M. Birna van Riemsdijk & A. K. Chopra (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems IX (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 8386). (pp. 63-80). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07314-9_4

Farhangian, M., Purvis, M. K., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2014). Modelling the effects of personality and temperament in small teams. In T. Balke, F. Dignum, M. Birna van Riemsdijk & A. K. Chopra (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems IX (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 8386). (pp. 25-41). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07314-9_2

Frantz, C., Purvis, M. K., Nowostawski, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2014). Modelling institutions using dynamic deontics. In T. Balke, F. Dignum, M. Birna van Riemsdijk & A. K. Chopra (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems IX (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 8386). (pp. 211-233). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07314-9_12

Andrighetto, G., Cranefield, S., Conte, R., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Villatoro, D. (2013). (Social) norms and agent-based simulation. In S. Ossowski (Ed.), Agreement technologies: Law, governance and technology series (Vol. 8). (pp. 181-189). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5583-3_11

Frantz, C., Nowostawski, M., & Purvis, M. K. (2012). Micro-agents on Android: Interfacing agents with mobile applications. In F. Dechesne, H. Hattori, A. ter Mors, J. M. Such, D. Weyns & F. Dignum (Eds.), Advanced agent technology: Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 7068). (pp. 488-502). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-27216-5_37

Frantz, C., Nowostawski, M., & Purvis, M. K. (2012). Augmenting Android with AOSE principles for enhanced functionality reuse in mobile applications. In F. Dechesne, H. Hattori, A. ter Mors, J. M. Such, D. Weyns & F. Dignum (Eds.), Advanced agent technology: Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 7068). (pp. 187-211). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-27216-5_13

Ranathunga, S., Cranefield, S., & Purvis, M. (2012). Integrating expectation monitoring into BDI agents. In L. Dennis, O. Boissier & R. H. Bordini (Eds.), Programming multi-agent systems: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7217). (pp. 74-91). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-31915-0_5

Ranathunga, S., Cranefield, S., & Purvis, M. (2012). Interfacing a cognitive agent platform with Second Life. In M. Beer, Brom, F. Dignum & V.-W. Soo (Eds.), Agents for educational games and simulations: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7471). (pp. 1-21). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-32326-3_1

Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Purvis, M. (2012). Gossip-based self-organising open agent societies. In N. Desai, A. Liu & M. Winikoff (Eds.), Principles and practice of multi-agent systems: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7057). (pp. 105-120). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-25920-3_8

Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. K. (2012). Altruistic sharing using tags. In D. Beneventano, Z. Despotovic, F. Guerra, S. Joseph, G. Moro & A. Perreau de Pinninck (Eds.), Agents and peer-to-peer computing: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 6573). (pp. 1-12). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-31809-2_1

Ebadi, T., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. K. (2012). A Colored Petri Net model to represent the interactions between a set of cooperative agents. In D. Beneventano, Z. Despotovic, F. Guerra, S. Joseph, G. Moro & A. Perreau de Pinninck (Eds.), Agents and peer-to-peer computing: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 6573). (pp. 141-152). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-31809-2_13

Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2011). Mechanisms for the self-organization of peer groups in agent societies. In T. Bosse, A. Geller & C. M. Jonker (Eds.), Multi-agent-based simulation XI: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 6532). (pp. 93-107). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-18345-4_7

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. A., & Purvis, M. K. (2011). Identifying conditional norms in multi-agent societies. In M. de Vos, N. Fornara, J. V. Pitt & G. Vouros (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems VI (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 6541). (pp. 285-302). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21268-0

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