Nirav Ajmeri
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Artificial Intelligence
Department of Computer Science
School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths (SCEEM)
University of Bristol
Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB
nirav.ajmeri@bristol.ac.uk

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Biography

I am a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bristol (UoB). I am affiliated with the Department of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths (SCEEM) at UoB. My research interests are in AI, intelligent agents, and multiagent systems with an emphasis on ethics, cybersecurity, and privacy.

I received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and a B.E. in Computer Engineering from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Gujarat University. My doctoral dissertation was advised by Professor Munindar P. Singh. My dissertation research develops artificial intelligence and software engineering techniques to engineer socially intelligent agents that select ethically-appropriate and privacy-respecting actions for their human users.

Prior to joining UoB, I was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Computer Science at North Carolina State University, supported by NSA Science of Security Lablet. I was advised by Professor Munindar P. Singh and Professor Laurie Williams. I worked in the Multiagent Systems and Service-Oriented Computing Lab and with the Realsearch Group.

In Fall 2017, I worked as research intern with the CTO research team of HERE Technologies. At HERE, I built location and trajectory privacy-preserving data publishing, query answering, and learning systems. From 2007 to 2012, I worked as a researcher in the Software Engineering Lab at Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC), India. At TRDDC, I worked on agile requirements engineering, social software and semantic web, and knowledge extraction, representation, reuse and reasoning. My research focused on making available domain knowledge (tacit as well as explicit) visible and accessible, so as to make it amenable for reconfiguration and reuse.

Publications
Publications from North Carolina State University
    2013
  • [W4] Chung-Wei Hang, Nirav Ajmeri, Munindar P. Singh, and Simon Parsons. Argumentation, Evidence, and Schemes: Abstract. Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS), Saint-Paul, May 2013, page 37.
Publications from Tata Research Design and Development Centre
    2010
  • [W2] Nirav Ajmeri, Riddhima Sejpal and Smita Ghaisas. A Semantic and Collaborative platform for Agile Requirements Evolution. Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge (MaRK), Sydney, September 2010, pages 32--40.
  • [W1] Manish Kumar, Nirav Ajmeri and Smita Ghaisas. Towards Knowledge assisted Agile Requirements Evolution. Proceedings of the 2nd International workshop on Recommendation Systems for Software Engineering (RSSE), Cape Town, May 2010, pages 16--20.
  • [Poster] Nirav Ajmeri, Manish Kumar, Preethu Rose and Smita Ghaisas. Domain Knowledge Assisted Agile Requirements Evolution (K-gileRE). Proceedings of the 3rd India Software Engineering Conference (ISEC), Mysore, February 2010 [Poster]
Service
  • Program Committee. AAAI 2021, 2020; AAMAS 2021, 2020, 2019; IJCAI 2020; HotSoS 2020; CrowdRE 2019, 2017; AIRE 2019, 2018; ACM COMPUTE 2012
  • Journal Reviewer. AIJ; JAIR; IEEE TSC; IST; ACM TIST; JAAMAS; IEEE TPDS; Managing Requirements Knowledge book
  • Conference External Reviewer. ICSE 2020; FSE 2019; ISSRE 2019; ESEM 2019; AIES 2019; The Web Conf 2019; LASER 2017; SOUPS 2016; NorMAS 2015; ISEC 2012
  • Proceedings Chair. HotSoS 2014
  • Student Volunteer. IJCAI 2016; ACM CCS 2012; AIMS Int. CoM 2006, 2007; ICOQM 2005, 2006
  • Webmaster. AIMS Int. CoM 2006, 2007; ICOQM 2005, 2006
Awards and Accolades
  • Best Blue Sky Paper Award, 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2020 (For C16)
  • NCSU Sole Nominee for the Joint AAAI/ACM SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2019
  • Computer Science Outstanding Dissertation Award, Department of Computer Science, NC State University, 2019
  • NSF Travel Grant to attend the 26th Requirements Engineering Conference (declined), 2018
  • Among 10 US doctoral students selected by the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in the US to participate in the FADEx program on Artificial Intelligence (declined), 2018
  • Best Paper Award, 15th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, 2017 (For C11)
  • Computer Science Outstanding Research Award, Department of Computer Science, NC State University, 2017
  • NSF Travel Grant to attend the 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2017
  • Outstanding Research Paper Award, TCS, 2012
  • Mentor, Best Student Intern Research Project, TCS, 2010, 2011
  • Beyond Performance Award—Patron of the Library, TCS, 2009
  • Departmental nominee for the Best Outgoing Student award, SVIT Vasad, Gujarat University, 2007
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