Distinguished Professor Emeritus
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.
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
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):
Michael N. Huhns, editor, Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Pitman Publishing Ltd., London, England, 1987.
Service-Oriented Computing (including workflows, ontologies, and
Munindar P. Singh and Michael N. Huhns, Service-Oriented Computing: Semantics, Processes, Agents, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, West Sussex, England, 2005.
Cooperative Information Systems (including enterprise integration):
Michael N. Huhns, Larry M. Stephens, and Nenad Ivezic, "Automating Supply-Chain Management," in Proceedings First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Bologna, Italy, pp. 1017-1024, July 2002.
Computational Social Systems (including commitments, ethics, and
Munindar P. Singh and Michael N. Huhns, " Social Abstractions for Information Agents," in Intelligent Information Agents, Matthias Klusch, editor, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, 1999.
Software Engineering (including autonomy and robustness):
Michael N. Huhns, " Consensus Software: Robustness and Social Good via Widespread Multiagent Development," in Proc. 17th International Conference on Software and Systems Engineering and their Applications (ICSSEA), Paris, France, vol. 2, session 7, pp. 37-48, November 2004.
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (including ontologies):
Michael N. Huhns and Larry M. Stephens, " Semantic Bridging of Independent Enterprise Ontologies," in Inter- and Intra-Organizational Integration: Building International Consensus, Kurt Kosanke et al., editors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, 2002.
Applications and Infrastructure:
Kuhanandha Mahalingam and Michael N. Huhns, "An Ontology Tool for Distributed Information Environments," IEEE Computer, vol. 30, no. 6, pp.80-83, June 1997.
Charles F. Summer, Jr., Robert O. Pettus, Ronald D. Bonnell, Michael N. Huhns, and Larry M. Stephens, "Multiple-Microcomputer Processing," United States Patent No. 4,414,624, 8 November 1983.
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition:
Qi Tian and Michael N. Huhns, " Algorithms for Subpixel Registration," Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing, vol. 35, pp. 220-233, August 1986.
My DBLP Entry