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.
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: