I'm an associate professor at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and Co-Director of the HW Smart Systems Group. For more details of my work and ongoing projects, see also my research web page at Heriot-Watt.

In the Fall of 2015 (and briefly in the spring of 2013), I had the pleasure of visiting the Economics and Computer Science (EconCS) group at Harvard University, working with Prof. David Parkes and his student Hongyao Ma, with whom I have an ongoing research collaboration.

I also visited the EconCS group briefly in the Summer of 2018, when I was a visiting scholar at the Center for Collective Intelligence  at MIT. You can see my MIT homepage  for more info.

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around using market design, electronic negotiation and machine learning in real-world applications. In the last few years, I have especially focused on the application of these techniques in smart power grids. Some examples of recent work include:

  • Online mechanism design to coordinate the charging of potentially self-interested electric vehicles
  • Incentives for reliable demand response in capacity reserve markets
  • Incentivising the formation of virtual power plants, from distributed, intermittent generators
  • Coalition formation among electricity buyers and collective switching schemes


A list of my publications is available at the following public repositories: