Awards

  • Runner up for the best paper award at the 2016 Humanitarian Technology conference (with my student Elliot Salisbury and Seb Stein).
  • Honourable mention  for the IJCAI-JAIR best paper 2016 award
  • Winner of the Best Paper (Applications Track) at AAMAS 2015
  • Winner of the best student paper award (with my student Muddasser Alam) at AAMAS 2013 for work on energy exchange in rural communities (out of 685 papers submitted)
  • Runner up of the TREC 2012 (Text Retrieval Conference) Crowdsourcing challenge (AUC metric).
  • Runner up for the best paper award at AAMAS 2011 (Applications) for work on agent-based optimisation for demand-side management.
  • Winner of the best paper award at AAMAS 2010 for work on agent-based energy storage.
  • Winner of the Infrastructure Competition of the RoboCupRescue league at RoboCup 2007  – RoboCup is an international competition held every year and attracts more than a thousand participants from more than 30 different countries.
  • Winner of the International Prisoner’s Dilemma Competition (Comp 2) at the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games 2005)
  • Winner of the International Prisoner’s Dilemma competition at the Congress on Evolutionary Computing (CEC 2004) – we designed the first strategy to beat Tit-For-Tat in 20 years since the original Axelrod experiment.
  • PhD studentship for 3 years from University of Southampton.
  • Imperial College Governor’s medal award (first class first) for being the top student across the BEng Information Systems Engineering  (graduated in 2001).
  • Mauritius National Science Side Scholarship Winner (4th).