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Maryam Purvis

Maryam Purvis imageBS(Texas), MA(Texas), PhD(Otago)
Senior Lecturer

Room 3.51 (temporary office), Otago Business School
Tel +64 3 479 8318
Email maryam.purvis@otago.ac.nz

Background and interests

Dr Maryam Purvis has a background of working as a software engineer in the computer industry in the United States. Her experience includes all phases of software development such as requirement analysis, design, implementation, and testing.

Her current teaching and research interests are in the areas of dynamic modelling of distributed processes, distributed and dynamic workflow systems, coordination of multi-agent systems as well as the structure of social network interactions.

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Academic qualifications

  • PhD. in Information Science from University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (August 1998)
  • MA in Mathematics from University of Texas, Austin, TX, U.S.A (May 1992)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (August 2003)

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Papers

Supervision

Currently co-supervising

  • Amir Sedigh
  • Sean Lee
  • Marzieh Jahanbazi

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Publications

Afshar Sedigh, A. H., Purvis, M. K., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Frantz, C. K., & Purvis, M. A. (2021). Impact of different belief facets on agents' decision: A refined cognitive architecture to model the interaction between organisations' institutional characteristics and agents' behaviour. In A. Aler Tubella, S. Cranefield, C. Frantz, F. Meneguzzi & W. Vasconcelos (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, norms, and ethics for governance of multi-agent systems XIII: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 12298). (pp. 133-155). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-72376-7_8

Afshar Sedigh, A. H., Purvis, M. K., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Frantz, C. K., & Purvis, M. A. (2020). Impact of different belief facets on agents' decision: A refined cognitive architecture. arXiv. Retrieved from https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.11858

Afshar Sedigh, A. H., Frantz, C. K., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M. K., & Purvis, M. A. (2019). A comparison of two historical trader societies: An agent-based simulation study of English East India Company and New-Julfa. In P. Davidsson & H. Verhagen (Eds.), Multi-agent-based simulation XIX (MABS): Multi-agent-based simulation XIX: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 11463). (pp. 17-31). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-22270-3_2

Lee, S. H.-S., Deng, J. D., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2018). A cooperative model for renewable energy prosumer in smart-grids: A pathway to be a city of 100% renewable energy. Proceedings of the 12th Otago Energy Research Centre (OERC) Energy & Climate Change Symposium. (pp. 21). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/oerc

Lee, S. H.-S., Deng, J. D., Purvis, M. K., Purvis, M., & Peng, L. (2018). An improved PBIL algorithm for optimal coalition structure generation of smart grids. In M. Ganji, L. Rashidi, B. C. M. Fung & C. Wang (Eds.), Trends and applications in knowledge discovery and data mining: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 11154). (pp. 345-356). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-04503-6_33

Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (Eds.). (2009). Computer-mediated social networking: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 5322). Berlin, Germany: Springer, 201p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-02276-0

Edited Book - Research

Afshar Sedigh, A. H., Purvis, M. K., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Frantz, C. K., & Purvis, M. A. (2021). Impact of different belief facets on agents' decision: A refined cognitive architecture to model the interaction between organisations' institutional characteristics and agents' behaviour. In A. Aler Tubella, S. Cranefield, C. Frantz, F. Meneguzzi & W. Vasconcelos (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, norms, and ethics for governance of multi-agent systems XIII: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 12298). (pp. 133-155). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-72376-7_8

Chapter in Book - Research

Afshar Sedigh, A. H., Frantz, C. K., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M. K., & Purvis, M. A. (2019). A comparison of two historical trader societies: An agent-based simulation study of English East India Company and New-Julfa. In P. Davidsson & H. Verhagen (Eds.), Multi-agent-based simulation XIX (MABS): Multi-agent-based simulation XIX: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 11463). (pp. 17-31). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-22270-3_2

Chapter in Book - Research

Lee, S. H.-S., Deng, J. D., Purvis, M. K., Purvis, M., & Peng, L. (2018). An improved PBIL algorithm for optimal coalition structure generation of smart grids. In M. Ganji, L. Rashidi, B. C. M. Fung & C. Wang (Eds.), Trends and applications in knowledge discovery and data mining: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 11154). (pp. 345-356). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-04503-6_33

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M., & Verhagen, H. (2012). An agent-based simulation of employing social norms in energy conservation in households. In S. Cranefield & I. Song (Eds.), Agent based simulation for a sustainable society and multi-agent smart computing: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7580). (pp. 16-31). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-35612-4_2

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. A., & Purvis, M. K. (2010). Internal agent architecture for norm identification. In J. Padget, A. Artikis, W. Vasconcelos, K. Stathis, V. Torres da Silva, E. Matson & A. Polleres (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms in agent systems V: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 6069). (pp. 241-256). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Chapter in Book - Research

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2010). A data mining approach to identify obligation norms in agent societies. In L. Cao, A. L. C. Bazzan, V. Gorodetsky, P. A. Mitkas, G. Weiss & P. S. Yu (Eds.), Agents and data mining interaction: Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 5980). (pp. 43-58). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-15420-1_5

Chapter in Book - Research

Purvis, M., Ebadi, T., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2009). An agent-based library management system using RFID technology. In D. Król & N. Thanh Nguyen (Eds.), Intelligence integration in distributed knowledge management. (pp. 171-181). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Chapter in Book - Research

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M., & Cranefield, S. (2009). Norm emergence in multi-agent societies. In D. Król & N. Thanh Nguyen (Eds.), Intelligence integration in distributed knowledge management. (pp. 195-206). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Chapter in Book - Research

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Cranefield, S. (2009). Social norm emergence in virtual agent societies. In M. Baldoni, T. C. Son, M. B. van Riemsdijk & M. Winikoff (Eds.), Declarative agent languages and technologies VI: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 5397). (pp. 18-28). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Chapter in Book - Research

Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Nowostawski, M. (2009). Mechanisms to restrict exploitation and improve societal performance in multi-agent systems. In D. Król & N. Thanh Nguyen (Eds.), Intelligence integration in distributed knowledge management. (pp. 182-194). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Chapter in Book - Research

Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2008). Facilitating collaboration in a distributed software development environment using P2P architecture. In S. Joseph, Z. Despotovic, M. Gianluca & S. Begamaschi (Eds.), Agents and peer to peer computing: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Vol. 4461). (pp. 167-174). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-79705-0_16

Chapter in Book - Research

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2008). Role model based mechanism for norm emergence in artificial agent societies. In J. S. Sichman, J. Padget, S. Ossowski & P. Noriega (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems III: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 4870). (pp. 203-217). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-79003-7_15

Chapter in Book - Research

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2006). Creating ontologies for a collaborative multi-agent based workflow system. In R. P. Katarzyniak (Ed.), Ontologies and soft methods in knowledge management. (pp. 201-216). Adelaide, Australia: Advanced Knowledge International.

Chapter in Book - Research

Purvis, M. A., Purvis, M. K., Haidar, A., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2005). A distributed workflow system with autonomous components. In M. W. Barley & N. Kasabov (Eds.), Intelligent agents and multi-agent systems: 7th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3371. (pp. 193-205). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Chapter in Book - Research

Purvis, M. A., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Purvis, M. K. (2005). Evaluation of a multi-agent based workflow management system modeled using coloured Petri nets. In M. W. Barley & N. Kasabov (Eds.), Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: 7th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3371. (pp. 206-216). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Chapter in Book - Research

Purvis, M. K., Cranefield, S., Nowostawski, M., & Purvis, M. A. (2004). Multi-agent system interaction protocols in a dynamically changing environment. In T. A. Wagner (Ed.), An application science for multi-agent systems. (pp. 95-112). Boston: Kluwer Academic.

Chapter in Book - Research

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Purvis, M. A. (2004). A collaborative multi-agent based workflow system. In M. G. Negoita, R. J. Howlett & L. C. Jain (Eds.), LNAI 3214: Knowledge-based intelligent information and engineering systems: 8th International Conference. (pp. 1187-1193). Berlin: Springer.

Chapter in Book - Research

Yasir, M., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, T. B. R. (2018). Complementary-based coalition formation for energy microgrids. Computational Intelligence. doi: 10.1111/coin.12171

Journal - Research Article

Yasir, M., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2017). Agent-based modelling of coalition formation in energy micro-grids. International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 5(4), 399-432. doi: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2017.087639

Journal - Research Article

Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2015). An agent-based simulation for restricting exploitation in electronic societies through social mechanisms. AI & Society, 30(3), 345-358. doi: 10.1007/s00146-013-0529-0

Journal - Research Article

Yasir, M., Purvis, M. K., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2015). Agent-based community coordination of local energy distribution. AI & Society, 30(3), 379-391. doi: 10.1007/s00146-013-0528-1

Journal - Research Article

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. A., & Purvis, M. K. (2013). Identifying prohibition norms in agent societies. Artificial Intelligence & Law, 21(1), 1-46. doi: 10.1007/s10506-012-9126-7

Journal - Research Article

Savarimuthu, S., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2013). Gossip-based self-organising agent societies and the impact of false gossip. Minds & Machines, 23(4), 419-441. doi: 10.1007/s11023-013-9304-8

Journal - Research Article

Purvis, M. K., & Purvis, M. A. (2012). Institutional expertise in the Service-Dominant logic: Knowing how and knowing what. Journal of Marketing Management, 28(13/14), 1626-1641. doi: 10.1080/0267257X.2012.742454

Journal - Research Article

Deng, J. D., Purvis, M. K., & Purvis, M. A. (2011). Software effort estimation: Harmonizing algorithms and domain knowledge in an integrated data mining approach. International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, 7(3), 41-53. doi: 10.4018/jiit.2011070104

Journal - Research Article

Ebadi, T., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2010). A framework for facilitating cooperation in multi-agent systems. Journal of Supercomputing, 51(3), 393-417. doi: 10.1007/s11227-009-0372-8

Journal - Research Article

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. A., & Purvis, M. K. (2010). Obligation norm identification in agent societies. Journal of Artificial Societies & Social Simulation, 13(4). Retrieved from http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/13/4/3.html

Journal - Research Article

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. K., & Purvis, M. A. (2009). Norm emergence in agent societies formed by dynamically changing networks. Web Intelligence & Agent Systems, 7(3), 223-232. doi: 10.3233/wia-2009-0164

Journal - Research Article

Ehrler, L., Fleurke, M., Purvis, M., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2006). Agent-based workflow management systems (WfMSs) JBees: A distributed and adaptive WfMS with monitoring and controlling capabilities. Information Systems & E-Business Management, 4(1), 5-23.

Journal - Research Article

Purvis, M. A., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Purvis, M. K. (2006). Architecture for active and collaborative learning in a distributed classroom environment. Advanced Technology for Learning, 3(4), 225-232.

Journal - Research Article

Purvis, M. K., Hwang, P., Purvis, M. A., Madhavji, N., & Cranefield, S. J. (2001). A practical look at software internationalisation. Journal of Integrated Design & Process Science, 5(3), 79-90.

Journal - Research Article

Purvis, M. K., Purvis, M. A., & Benwell, G. L. (1995). Modelling and simulation of the New Zealand Resource Management Act. Journal of Law & Information Science, 6(2), 181-192.

Journal - Research Article

Purvis, M., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Purvis, M. (2005). Making classroom teaching and learning an enjoyable experience! Association for Computing Machinery New Zealand Bulletin, 1(2).

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Lee, S. H.-S., Deng, J. D., Purvis, M. K., & Purvis, M. (2018). Hierarchical population-based learning for optimal large-scale coalition structure generation in smart grids. In T. Mitrovic, B. Xue & X. Li (Eds.), Advances in artifical intelligence: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 11320). (pp. 16-28). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-03991-2_2

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