POSTPONED – Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Tony Savarimuthu
This IPL has been postponed and will be rescheduled in 2024.
About Professor Savarimuthu's research
Tony conducts research in multi-agent systems (a branch of artificial intelligence), software engineering and information systems. In multi-agent systems, he is passionate about creating ‘socially aware’ software (e.g., those used in robots), that can learn human concepts such as social norms, trust and reputation, and apply them when interacting with other humans or artificial agents.
Such futuristic software can enable collaboration and cooperation between interacting entities.
In the software engineering domain, he studies human factors in software development. His research has focused on extracting decision-making processes, personality types and social norms from large software repositories. Insights obtained have facilitated the design of improved human-oriented processes in software development.
In the information systems domain, he has worked on enhancing the sustainability of the internet by identifying and reducing useless data. Tony has authored more than 130 publications. His research works appear in top venues in all three areas of his research.