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Stephen Cranefield

Stephen Cranfield imageBSc(Hons)(Otago), PhD(Edin)
Professor

Room 4.27, Otago Business School
Tel +64 3 479 8083
Email stephen.cranefield@otago.ac.nz

Background and interests

I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Otago, graduating with a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics, and then gained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, studying in the Department of Artificial Intelligence (now merged into the School of Informatics). After a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Computer Science at Otago, I had a short-term position in the Computer Science department at Massey University, and then joined Otago's Information Science department in 1994.

When I am not spending time with my wife, Janine, and son, Nicholas, I can be found performing as Principal Clarinet in the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, Dunedin's part-time professional orchestra.

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Papers

Supervision

In 2012 I was one of 14 finalists from across the University of Otago for the Supervisor of the Year Awards that are judged by a panel of postgraduate students. I won the award for “Research Supervisor of the Year: Commerce”. I was also shortlisted for 2021.

Please contact me if you are interested in working on a PhD with me. Note that International PhD students in New Zealand pay the same fees as local students, and the University of Otago offers scholarships to pay fees and living costs.

Currently supervising

  • Aladdin Shamoug
  • Ashal Srivathsan
  • Abira Sengupta
  • Amritha Anavankot

Currently co-supervising

  • Jithin Cheriyan

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Activities

I am on the editorial boards of the journals Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems and Multiagent and Grid Systems, as well as the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. I have served on the programme and/or organising committees for many international conferences and workshops. My journal, conference and workshop involvement includes the following:

Journal reviewing

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
  • IEEE Internet Computing
  • ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology
  • Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Advances in Artificial Intelligence
  • Web Intelligence and Agent Systems
  • Ethics and Information Technology
  • Software and System Modeling
  • Information Sciences
  • Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation

Senior conference and workshop roles

  • Area Co-Chair, Coordination, Organisations, Institutions and Norms track, International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2021
  • Finance Chair, International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2020
  • Programme Co-Chair Australasian Web Conference, 2014
  • Programme Co-Chair, Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2013
  • Publicity Chair, International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2012
  • Workshops Co-Chair, 14th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, 2011
  • Co-Chair, Workshop on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms (COIN) at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2011 and 2016

Senior programme  committees

  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2017, 2019-2021 (Best Senior Programme Committee Member award, 2020)
  • International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2008 (short-listed for Best SPC Member award), 2009, 2012-2013, 2016-2017 and 2019-2020
  • Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2007-2010 and 2015-17
  • International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, 2011-2012 and 2016

Programme committees

  • European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), 2020
  • I was named as one of six Outstanding Program Committee Members for the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2019
  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), PC 2016; Program Committee Board for 2022-2024; Demo Track PC 2017-2019 and 2021
  • International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2002, 2004-2007, 2010, for the Demo Track in 2013 and 2014, and for the Blue Sky Track in 2015 and 2020-2021
  • International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, 2016
  • IFIP International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages, 2016
  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Student poster and abstract track, 2015–2017
  • IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT), 2003 and 2005-2009
  • Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2011-2012
  • European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems, 2012
  • Workshops on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in agent systems (COIN) at the AAMAS conferences 2006-2010, 2014-15 and 2017, the MALLOW'07 and '09 federated workshop events, at WI-IAT 2011, and at IJCAI 2015