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Dr Brian Logan


My research interests lie in the area of agent systems, and spans the specification, design and implementation of agents, including agent architectures, agent programming languages and logics and theories for agent-based systems. I am also interested in applications of agents, particularly in virtual environments and in simulation.

I am a member of the Agents Lab and the Mixed Reality Laboratory.

Current projects

Previous projects

Prior to coming to Nottingham, I was a lecturer in Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. I have also worked at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies on architectural CAD systems, the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge on computational models of belief revision and the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh on design support systems.

From 1999 to 2008 I was an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham.

Other research activities


Some recent papers can be found here:


Much of our work uses the POPLOG SIM_AGENT toolkit developed at Birmingham (in collaboration with DERA Malvern) to support the exploration of agent architectures. Source code and documentation for the toolkit is available from the Birmingham Poplog ftp directory.

I am also one of the authors and maintainer of pop-mode for XEmacs/FSF Emacs which allows Pop-11 development to be done in Emacs with (almost) as much support as in in Ved. Pop-mode provides support for editing Pop-11 code, compiling code from an Emacs buffer and reading the Poplog documentation. It is available from the Birmingham Poplog ftp directory in the emacs directory or as a gzipped tar file.

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Last modified: 22-Feb-2009, 22:59