Resource Allocation

The project is associated with the EPSRC project ‘Designing Mechanisms for Automated Resource Allocation’. Research on this project lies at the intersection of computer science and game theory. Specifically, it aims to investigate computational aspects of economic mechanisms such as bargaining, auctions, and coalitions, and develop mechanisms for resource allocation in multi-agent systems.

The project is undertaken in the Department of Computer Science at Loughborough University with Dr Shaheen Fatima.

Project description


1. Ahmed Kattan and Shaheen Fatima, Agendas and Strategies for Negotiation in Dynamic Environments: A Surrogate Based Approach, Proceedings of the 17th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, Philadelphia, USA, 2012. ACM.

2. Ahmed Kattan and Shaheen Fatima, PSO as a Meta-Search for Hyper-GA System to Evolve Optimal Agendas for Sequential Multi-Issue Negotiation, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI), Brisbane-Australia, 2012.

3. Shaheen Fatima and Ahmed Kattan  Evolving Optimal Agendas for Package Deal Negotiation, Proceedings of the 13th annual conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO), Dublin, Ireland, 2011. ACM. (Best paper award nominated)


Computing and Electronic Engineering

Ahmed Kattan