Doctoral Students


  • Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology and Innovation. The main objective of the centre is the development of responsible media technology, in particular leveraging AI technology, for the media sector. I co-lead WP2 User Modeling, Personalization & Engagement. The task I am involved with is the development of novel computational methods for fair delivery of media content to consumer.

  • Better Video workows via Real - Time Collaboration and AI - Techniques in TV and New Media.a Funded by The Research Council of Norway. Type of project: User-driven Research based Innovation (BIA). Grant: NOK 8.4 million. Role: main supervisor of one of the two doctoral students hired on this project.
  • The Machine Ethics Challenge to Artificial Intelligence and Society. Funded by the Strategic Programme for International Research Collaboration of the Univeristy of Bergen. Grant: NOK 75.000. Role: PI. The grant will support the establishment of a highly interdisciplinary international network of collaborators on the topic of machine ethics.



  • Issues of Machine Ethics in Modern Journalism. Funded by The Research Council of Norway. Type of project: SAMKUL – Research Programme on the Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change. Grant: NOK 300.000. Additional funds (NOK 25.000) for event organisation were provuded by the Bergen University Fund Role: PI. The purpose of the funding is the preparation of a research project for a Europian Reseach Commission call. Two workshops were held in bergen with project partners, resulting with a project proposal for the Call: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020 (FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies). The title of the submited project is Building a Moral AI Editor in Chief (MAIC): a ‘spam filter’ for your news. in partnership with: London School of Economics and Political Science, Radboud University, Tilburg University, Vrije University Amsterdam, University of Copenhagen, University of Stavanger, and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

  • Social networks and AI. Funded by the Strategic Programme for International Research Collaboration of the Univeristy of Bergen. Grant: NOK 100.000. Role: PI. The aim of the grant was to establish an interdisciplinary, international research network that engages in developing the interdisciplinary research area of computational social influence which cross-breeds social network analysis with artificial intelligence (AI). The network focused on developing grant applications, doing joint research on the topic, disseminating results and organise events to support all of the listed activities. The cooperation resulted with four research papers. The project report is available here.

Full list of other activities


» Program Committees AAMAS'20, IJCAI-PRICAI'20, AIES'20, ECAI'20

» Organisation


» Program Committees AAMAS'19, IJCAI'19, AIES'19

» Organisation

» Invited talks


» Program Committees AAMAS'18, IJCAI'18, AIES'18 LOFT'18,AT'18

» Invited talk "Autonomous yet moral machines", December 13-15, 2018, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano,Italy TriCoLore 2018 Summary of the talk.

» Chair of EUMAS'18 The proceedings

» IJCAI 2018Video Competition IJCAI 2018 . In the spirit of earlier AI Video Competitions, our intention is to provide researchers with a showcase for demonstrating how exciting and interesting Artificial Intelligence can be, as well as offering to the public and the media accurate information crafted first-hand by researchers. The results of the competitionwill be presented at the IJCAI 2018 conference (July 13-19, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden), where the best videos will be announced. All videos will also be made available online. Read more.

» Tutorial at AAMAS 2018. Today when social networking services are ubiquitous, it is important to understand social influence in a system of agents and how it impacts the beliefs and actions of the agents in the system. We are giving a tutorial at AAMAS 2018 titled Multiagent Systems and social influence where we cover the formal models of social influence from social science that originated such explorations half a century ago. We also look at modern models from multi-agent systems based on epistemic logic. Read more.

» Tutorial at IJCAI 2018. Machine ethics is concerned with the challenge of constructing ethical and ethically behaving artificial agents and systems. We are giving a tutorial at IJCAI-ECAI 2018 titled Machines that know Right, and can not do Wrong - The theory and practice of machine ethics where we introduce the advances in the machine ethics field and outlines the main AI challenges in this discipline. Read more.

» Co-organiser of the special seession on Formalising Robot Ethics at the International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM) Fort Lauderdale, FL. January 3–5, 2018.

» Co-chair of the video competition track at IJCAI-2018.


» Invited talk "Towards moral authonomous systems", December 4-5, 2017, Center For Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR), University of Agder, Norway Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Conference

» Invited talk "Who's a good robot", 23rd-24th November 2017, Cumberland Londge, UK Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems: Ethical, Social and Trustworthy behaviour

» Tutorial "Engineering Machine Ethics" EASSS 2017. Held at the University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland, from 7 to 11 August, 2017. Slides here!

» Invited talk "Iterative Judgment Aggregation", University of Bayreuth, SEGA - Project Workshop

» Condorcet’s jury theorem and the truth on the web popular science article on Vox Publica.

» Invited talk "Manipulation in Judgment Aggregation", Lorentz Center, The Invention of Lying: Language, Logic and Cognition, from 9 Jan 2017 through 13 Jan 2017 . Slides

Program Committees AAMAS'17, IJCAI'17, AAAI'17, ADT'17