My PhD topic is the design of a conceptual framework to represent and use collective ethics in multiagent systems. This issue is studied in the litterature only with an agent-centered perpective. Our model allows the internal representation of an other agent's ethics and mental states (similar to the human's theory of mind) to produce a judgment as counteridenticals do. We want to define precisely the various notions of ethics and moral philosophy to allow the representation of a large set of theories and design an ethics-based cooperation framework.
Our approach mainly focus on rationnals and cognitive agents with an explicit representation of morals and ethics through a set of moral values, rules and ethical principles. These elements are parts of a judgment process designed as an extension of the classic BDI architecture.
This thesis is funded by the Agence Nationale pour la Recherche and the project EthicAa (Ethics an Autonomous Agents).
- [coming soon] Nicolas Cointe, Grégory Bonnet, and Olivier Boissier. Jugement éthique dans le processus de décision d'un agent BDI. Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, 2017.
- Nicolas Cointe, Grégory Bonnet, and Olivier Boissier. Éthique collective dans les systèmes multi-agents. Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, 2017, vol. 31, no 1-2, p. 71-96.
International conferences and workshops
- Nicolas Cointe, Grégory Bonnet, Olivier Boissier, Multi-Agent Based Ethical Asset Management, Workshop on Ethics in the Design of Intelligent Agents (EDAI), ECAI, August 2016.
- Nicolas Cointe, Grégory Bonnet, Olivier Boissier, Ethical Judgment of Agents' Behaviors in Multi-Agent Systems, International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), may 2016.
- Nicolas Cointe, Grégory Bonnet and Olivier Boissier, Coopération entre agents autonomes fondées sur l'éthique. Journées Francophones sur les Systèmes Multi-Agents (JFSMA), July 2017.
- Nicolas Cointe, Grégory Bonnet and Olivier Boissier, Jugement éthique dans les systèmes multi-agents. Journées Francophones sur les Systèmes Multi-Agents (JFSMA), October 2016
- Nicolas Cointe, Grégory Bonnet and Olivier Boissier, De l'interet de l'éthique dans les systèmes multi-agents, Rencontre des Jeunes Chercheurs en Intelligence Artificielle (RJCIA), June 2015.
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- Present - PhD in "Collective Dimensions of Ethics in Multi-Agent Systems" , École des Mines de Saint Étienne
- 2014 - Master degree in Computer Science (graduate level), specialisation in Decision and Optimisation, research way, University of Caen
- 2012 - 3-year university degree (undergraduate level) in Information Technologies, University of Caen
- 2010 - 2-year technical degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing , University of Technology Cherbourg-Manche
- 2008 - Scientific A-level, with specialization in Physics
- Animation/education : french national degree in youth leadership in holiday camps (BAFA). As a scout leader since 2008, I am often invested in educative summer activities.
- Running : some marathons (Mont Saint Michel in 2013, Caen in 2014, Rotterdam and Eindhoven in 2015) and trails (Saintélyon 72km in 2014, 2015 and 2017).
École des Mines de Saint-Étienne (graduate level)
- Introduction to programming : basis of the C language.
- Databases : design of databases, SQL.
- Object Oriented Programming : basis of the JAVA language.
- Learning : supervised and reinforcement learning, neural networks, decision trees, basis of the WEKA software.
Ethical market simulator
This software implemented with the JaCaMo framework is a multi-agent system used to simulate a financial market and show how a set of agents may trade assets according with ethical considerations and evaluate the behavior of the others.
Please see here how to download, install and use this software.