Dr. Michael N. Huhns holds the NCR Professorship and is Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina. He also directs the Center for Information Technology. Prior to this, he managed several research projects at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) as a Senior Member of the Research Division. He was also an adjunct professor in computer sciences at the University of Texas. Before joining MCC, he was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina and a radar systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company. Dr. Huhns is a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, ACM, ACM SIGART, IEEE, and AAAI. He received the B.S.E.E. degree in 1969 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1971 and 1975, respectively, from the University of Southern California.
He is the author of over 200 technical papers and nine books in machine intelligence, including his co-authored book (with Dr. Munindar P. Singh) Service-Oriented Computing: Semantics, Processes, Agents. He holds one patent involving the architecture of a distributed computer system. His research interests are in the areas of multiagent systems, ontologies, service-oriented computing, enterprise integration, and cooperative information systems. He has conducted research funded by NSF, DoD, DARPA, NIST, IARPA, DOE, EPA, USDA, and NASA, as well as numerous industrial organizations.
He has been a member of the program committee for more than 140 international conferences and workshops. For seven of these he has been either the chair or the co-chair. Since 1990 he has moderated and maintained DAI-List, an on-line information service for researchers and practitioners in distributed artificial intelligence and multiagent systems.
As an educator, he has introduced into the USC curriculum more than12 new courses and has supervised 11 Ph.D. dissertations and more than 40 M.S. theses. He has also given 25 tutorials on multiagent systems and service-oriented computing at professional meetings.
Dr. Huhns is an associate editor for the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems and IEEE Internet Computing. He is on the editorial boards of ten other journals and is a founder of the International Foundation for Multiagent Systems. He received the 2009 Influential Publication Prize given by the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote science and technology in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous agents, and multiagent systems. He is a Senior Member of ACM and a Fellow of the IEEE.
His detailed resume can be found at http://www.cse.sc.edu/~huhns/resume.html.