Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Michael N. Huhns

NCR Chair Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering
Detailed Resume | Research Interests | Publications

Dr. Michael N. Huhns is the NCR Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina. Prior to this, he was the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and a Senior Member of the ACM.


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Swearingen Engineering Center
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: +1 (803) 777-5921
Fax: +1 (803) 777-3767

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY (a detailed resume is here)

Dr. Huhns 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, Los Angeles.

Before becoming a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of South Carolina, he conducted research on the Argo, Antares, RAD, Carnot, and InfoSleuth projects at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation as a Senior Member of the Research Division. He was also an adjunct professor in computer sciences at the University of Texas. Prior to joining MCC, he was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, a research assistant in image processing at the University of Southern California, and a radar systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company.

Besides being a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAI, Dr. Huhns is a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, ACM, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon. He is the author of over 250 technical papers in machine intelligence and an editor of the books Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Volumes I and II and Readings in Agents. With Prof. Munindar P. Singh of North Carolina State University, he has authored the textbook Service-Oriented Computing: Semantics, Processes, Agents for John Wiley Publishing Co. 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 the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, and Journal of Emerging Mechanical Engineering Technology. He is a founder and board member for the International Foundation for Cooperative Information Systems and the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. He has chaired and served on the advisory boards and program committees for numerous international conferences and workshops.

RESEARCH INTERESTS (a complete list of publications is here)

My research has ranged broadly over many areas of information technology, including service-oriented computing, distributed artificial intelligence and multiagent systems, machine learning, computer vision, enterprise integration, and computational social systems. Its focus, however, has been on the three complementary themes of (1) distributing the loci of computational intelligence, (2) enhancing the intelligence of the distributed computations, and (3) increasing the effectiveness of the interactions among the loci. The themes are evident in the following ontology of my publications:

Multiagent Systems (including negotiation and communication):

Service-Oriented Computing (including workflows, ontologies, and semantics):

Cooperative Information Systems (including enterprise integration):

Computational Social Systems (including commitments, ethics, and emotions):

Software Engineering (including autonomy and robustness):

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (including ontologies):

Applications and Infrastructure:

Computer Architecture:

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition:

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