Pradeep Murukannaiah is an Assistant Professor in the Interactive Intelligence group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Pradeep received a PhD in Computer Science (2016) from North Carolina State University. Prior to TU Delft, Pradeep has been an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology (2017—2019), an intern at Google, and Software Engineer at Alcatel-Lucent.
Engineering socially intelligent agents is the overarching theme of Pradeep’s research. He envisions computing systems as sociotechnical systems that support rich interactions between humans and computational agents, enabling a variety of individual and societal applications. Pradeep’s works seek to develop (1) cognitive abstractions (e.g., values, norms, trust, and contexts) for systematically engineering sociotechnical systems; (2) techniques support rich interactions among humans and agents (many-to-many), e.g., via negotiation and deliberation, and (3) data-driven methods for supporting decision making by intelligent agents in a multiagent setting.