Long Tran-Thanh – Human-Agent Learning Research Lab


I am the Local Co-Chair of AAMAS 2021 in London, a top-tier international conference in AI (autonomous agents & multiagent systems) –
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Please consider submitting your research paper(s) to the conference.


  • Sept 2020: 2 accepted papers at NeurIPS 2020 Links to manuscripts available soon!
  • July 2020: 1 paper accepted to IROS 2020 (flagship robotics conference). Our first robotics paper ever!!!
  • June 2020: Edoardo Manino has successfully passed his PhD viva with no corrections! Many congrats Edoardo!!!
  • April 2020: 2 papers accepted to IJCAI 2020.
  • March 2020: Nhat Truong has successfully passed his PhD viva with minor corrections! Many congrats Nhat!!!
  • Jan 2020: One long and one short paper accepted to AAMAS 2020.
  • Nov 2019: 3 accepted papers at AAAI 2020.
  • Oct 2019: 2 journal papers accepted for publication: one in Artificial Intelligence (with Edoardo Manino and Nick Jennings), and one in Nature’s Scientific Reports (with The Anh Han).
  • Sept 2019: 2 papers accepted to NeurIPS 2019.
  • Aug 2019: Son Tran and I will be Local Co-Chairs for KR 2021 (18th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning), a flagship international conference on knowledge representation (will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam).
  • Aug 2019: I gave a talk on “Budgeted Decision Making Problems in Human-Aware AI Systems” at the IJCAI-19 Early Career Spotlight Track.
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I am currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK.
My main research area is Artificial Intelligence. I am interested in building complex learning systems where humans and agents have to either: (i) collaborate to deal with complex real-world problems; or (ii) to strategically act against each other.
Given this, I mainly focus on the following topics: online learning/decision making, game theory, incentive engineering, and multi-agent systems.

I usually attend/publish at the following major conferences: AAAI, AAMAS, IJCAI
I occasionally attend/publish at the following places: ACM EC, ICML, NeurIPS


  • IJCAI 2019 Early Career Spotlight Talk (invited)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award 2018 (Southampton)
  • Royal Society’s Kan Tong Po Visiting Fellowship 2017
  • University of Southern California’s CAIS Visiting Fellow 2017
  • CPHC/BCS PhD Dissertation Award (for the best Computer Science PhD thesis in the UK in 2012/2013), runner-up
  • ECCAI Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award (for the best European PhD thesis in artificial intelligence in 2012), honourable mention
  • AAAI 2012 Outstanding Paper Award, honourable mention
  • ECAI 2012 Best Student Paper Award, runner-up


  • Dean’s Award 2017 (Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Southampton)
  • Most Engaging Lecturer in 2016 (Southampton)
  • Aug 2019: 2 papers accepted to PRICAI 2019 and one to PRIMA 2019.
  • May 2019: I will be a local Co-Chair for AAMAS 2021, which will be in London!!! – PLEASE CONSIDER SUBMITTING YOUR PAPERS HERE
  • April 2019: Two papers got accepted to IJCAI 2019.
  • April 2019: Paper on Imitative Follower Deception in Stackelberg Games got accepted to ACM EC 2019.
  • Jan 2019: Paper on Playing Green Security Games with Imperfect Prior Knowledge got accepted to AAMAS 2019.
  • Nov 2018: 2 accepted papers at AAAI 2019.
  • April 2018: 3 accepted papers at IJCAI 2018.
  • Jan 2018: 6 accepted papers at AAMAS 2018 (4 as full and 2 as extended abstract).
  • Dec 2017: Our paper on homeless youth’s housing programme accepted to AIES 2018 (AI, Ethics, and Society).
  • Jul 2017: I am visiting the University of Southern California’s CAIS as Visiting Fellow.
  • April 2016: Our paper on intelligent demand side management for homes was accepted to IJCAI 2016.
  • Jan 2016: Three papers were accepted to AAMAS 2016.
  • Nov 2015: We just received a joint EPSRC-Singapore grant (total of £500K) to do research on cyber security for smart traffic control systems (with Bo An and Mo Li from NTU).
  • Aug 2015: My joint paper with the Adobe Research folks on the problem of matrix factorisation with Thompson sampling was accepted to NIPS 2015.
  • April 2015: Our work on the online stochastic multiple-choice knapsack problem was accepted to IJCAI 2015.
  • Jan 2015: My joint working paper with The Anh Han on the cost of interference was accepted to AAMAS 2015 as a short paper.
  • Oct 2014: Our work on crowdsourcing complex workflows with budget constraints was accepted to AAAI 2015.
  • June 2014: The first results of our referral incentives project was accepted to HCOMP 2014.
  • June 2014: Our paper on budget-limited online keyword bidding was accepted to UAI 2014.
  • May 2014: Our journal paper on using bandits for allocating tasks in crowdsourcing systems was accepted to Artificial Intelligence.

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