Dr. M.V. (Virginia) Dignum

Profile

 I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology. I received a PhD in 2004 from the Utrecht University, on A Model for Organizational Interaction. Prior to my PhD, I worked for more than 12 years in consultancy and system development in the areas of expert systems and knowledge management.

In 2006, I was awarded the prestigious Veni grant from NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research) for my work on agent-based organizational frameworks, which includes the OperA framework for analysis, design and simulation of organizational systems.
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Research

My research focuses on the complex interconnections and inter-dependencies between people, organizations and technology. My work ranges from the engineering of practical applications and simulations to the development of formal theories that integrate agency and organization, and includes a strong methodological design component. 

My current research directions are:

  • Analysis and formalization of structures and dynamics of organization.
  • Design and evaluation of human-agent teamwork.
  • Ethics of artificial intelligent systems.
  • Value Sensitive Software Development, together with Huib Aldewereld.
  • Business Process Management and Technology
    2016/2017
    Master Management of Technology
    ECTS: 5 
  • IA Design Project
    2016/2017
    Master Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Man.
    ECTS: 5 
  • IA Design Project
    2016/2017
    Master Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Man.
    ECTS: 6 
  • I and C-System Analysis
    2016/2017
    Bachelor Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & M
    ECTS: 5 
  • Interconnected World
    2016/2017
    Bachelor Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & M
    ECTS: 5

Current Projects

  • 2015-2019: (NWO Responsible Innovation) Values4Water - Value-Sensitive Collaborative Water Governance
  • 2014-2016: (EU COST Action) PEERE - Frontiers of Peer Reviewing
  • 2012-2016: (TUD DIRECT) SHINE - Sensing Heterogeneous Information Network Environment
  • 2010-2015: Organizational Compliance

 

Past Projects

  • 2011-2013: (NGI) NeGoM
  • 2013:(EU-EIT) CASA - Computers as Social Actors
  • 2009-2013: (NWO - Responsible Innovation) Empowering Youth Against Cyberbullying
  • 2011-2013: (SANPAD) Empowering IT teachers in economically deprived Rural Schools
  • 2012: (NGI) Opendata Alliander
  • 2008-2010: (FP7) ALIVE
  • 2006-2010: (NWO) ABC: Agent-Based Business Coordination
  • 2007-2011: GATE/FES) Adjusting the game to the user
  • 2006-2009: (NWO Veni Award) Supporting Knowledge Sharing

Virginia Dignum

Associate Professor

Department:
Engineering Systems and Services

Group:
Information and Communication Technology

Secretary: 
Laura Bruns

Research interests:
Agent based models of organizations
The applicability of agent organizations to support knowledge creation
The interaction between people and intelligent systems in particular the behaviour of hybrid teams

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Dr. M.V. (Virginia) Dignum

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Biografie

I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology. I received a PhD in 2004 from the Utrecht University, on A Model for Organizational Interaction. Prior to my PhD, I worked for more than 12 years in consultancy and system development in the areas of expert systems and knowledge management. 

My research focuses on agent based models of organizations, in particular in the dynamic aspects of organizations, and the applicability of agent organizations to support knowledge creation, sharing and representation in distributed environments, and the interaction between people and intelligent systems in particular the behaviour of hybrid teams. My work ranges from the engineering of practical applications and simulations to the development of formal theories that integrate agency and organization, and includes a strong design methodology component. 

In 2006, I was awarded the prestigious Veni grant from NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research) for my work on agent-based organizational frameworks, which includes the OperA framework for analysis, design and simulation of organizational systems. 

I've has organized many international conferences and workshops, and was co-organizer of AAMAS 2005. I'm involved as (S)PC and reviewer in all main conferences and journals in my field of research, and am one of the leading international researchers in Agent Organizations. I participate in several national and EU projects and have more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, including 15 books, yielding a h-index of 27. 

I am co-chair of the European AI conference in 2016 (ECAI2016).

I am also coordinator of the new TU Delft initiative on Design for Values

Projecten

Current

Past
  • 2011-2013: (NGI) NeGoM 
  • 2013:(EU-EIT) CASA - Computers as Social Actors
  • 2009-2013: (NWO - Responsible Innovation) Empowering Youth Against Cyberbullying 
  • 2011-2013: (SANPAD) Empowering IT teachers in economically deprived Rural Schools 
  • 2012: (NGI) Opendata Alliander
  • 2008-2010: (FP7) ALIVE
  • 2006-2010: (NWO) ABC: Agent-Based Business Coordination
  • 2007-2011: GATE/FES) Adjusting the game to the user
  • 2006-2009: (NWO Veni Award) Supporting Knowledge Sharing

Onderzoek

My research focuses on the complex interconnections and inter-dependencies between people, organizations and technology. My work ranges from the engineering of practical applications and simulations to the development of formal theories that integrate agency and organization, and includes a strong methodological design component.

Current research directions are:

  • Analysis and formalization of structures and dynamics of organization. 
  • Design and evaluation of human-agent teamwork. 
  • Ethics of artificial intelligent systems.  
  • Value Sensitive Software Development, together with Huib Aldewereld
Current PhD students:
  • Jie Jiang
  • Thomas King
  • Reza Hesan
  • Klara Pigmans
An up to date list of my publications can be found at  Google Scholaror  DBLP.

Publicaties

Complete list in  Metis.

publicaties
Social agents: Bridging simulation and engineering

peer reviewed : Y

Communications of the ACM (2017) 3 pagina's , p. 32-34

auteurs

  • Virginia Dignum
A framework for organization-aware agents

peer reviewed : Y

Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2016) 36 pagina's , p. 1-36

auteurs

  • Andreas Schmidt Jensen
  • Virginia Dignum
  • Jørgen Villadsen
A framework for organization-aware agents

peer reviewed : Y

Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems -AAMAS 2016 (2016) 2 pagina's , p. 1133-1134

auteurs

  • Andreas Schmidt Jensen
  • Virginia Dignum
  • Jørgen Villadsen
When do rule changes count-as legal rule changes?

peer reviewed : Y

Proceedings of 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2016 (2016) 9 pagina's , p. 3-11

auteurs

  • Thomas C. King
  • Virginia Dignum
  • Catholijn M. Jonker
Open data and beyond: Exploring existing open data projects to prepare a successful open data strategy

peer reviewed : N

(2012) 10 pagina's , p.

auteurs

  • AK Bregt
  • W Castelein
  • Virginia Dignum
vakken
2010 - CoSEM Design Project
2010 - Inleiding software-ontwikkeling
2010 - Internet-technologie en gedistribueerde systemen
2010 - IA Design Project
2011 - IA Design Project
2011 - Internet-technologie en gedistribueerde systemen
2011 - Inleiding software-ontwikkeling
2013 - Web-informatiesystemen en Trends in Netwerken
2014 - Business Process Management and Technology
2012 - Web-informatiesystemen en Trends in Netwerken
2014 - Interconnected World
2013 - CoSEM Design Project
2013 - IA Design Project
2014 - IA Design Project
2015 - Business Process Management and Technology
2016 - I and C-systeemanalyse
2016 - Interconnected World
2015 - I and C-systeemanalyse
2015 - Interconnected World
2015 - CoSEM Design Project
2015 - IA Design Project
2012 - Internet-technologie en gedistribueerde systemen
2012 - Inleiding software-ontwikkeling
2012 - IA Design Project
2013 - Business Process Management and Technology
2012 - CoSEM Design Project
2014 - I and C-systeemanalyse
2014 - CoSEM Design Project
2016 - Business Process Management and Technology
2016 - Business Process Management and Technology
2016 - I and C-systeemanalyse
2017 - I and C-systeemanalyse
2017 - I and C-systeemanalyse
2017 - Interconnected World
2017 - Interconnected World
2017 - Business Process Management and Technology
2017 - Business Process Management and Technology
2016 - Interconnected World
nevenwerkzaamheden
-Geen nevenwerkzaamheden -

2016-01-01 - 2018-01-01

-Wet medew. Niet-TUD - University of Melbourne

2015-01-01 - 2020-01-01

Onderwijs

-(Bestuurs)lid cie/vereniging - International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

2015-07-01 - 2019-07-01

Onderwijs