David Hales


I received a BSc in Computer Science from Aston University and an MSc and a PhD from Essex University (under the supervision of Jim Doran). Until July 2001 I was a senior research officer in the area of Machine Learning and Data Mining at Essex University (with Paul Scott). From Sept 2001 until Jan 2002 I was a visiting scholar at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome working with Rosaria Conte's group. From Jan 2002 until Aug. 2003 I was a research fellow at the Centre for Policy Modelling (CPM) at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) working with Scott Moss and Bruce Edmonds. Between Jan. 2004 and Dec. 2007 I was based in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Bologna, Italy working in Ozalp Babaoglu's group on the DELIS project. From Jan 2008 until Dec 2010 I worked in the tribler.org team on the P2P-Next project and the QLectives project. From July 2010 I was based at the University of Szeged, Hungary visiting Mark Jelasity's group. From March 2011 until Jan 2014  I was a senior research fellow at The Open University in the UK working with Jeff Johnson on the NESS project and the etoile project.


I am currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS) and the journal Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications. I was a founder member of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) and am currently an elected member of the management committee. I have also been involved in the Complex Systems Society (CSS) particularly at the intersection between complex systems, social simulation and next generation ICT systems. I have been, and am, a member of the programme or organising committees for numerous agent-based simulation and self-organising applications related workshops and conferences (recent ones include: ESSA04, MAMABS04, ESOA04, ABS04, M2M04, SIC05, ESOA05, ESSA05, MASTA05, SOAS05, ECE05, ESOA06, WCSS06, MABS06, EUC06, SBIA06, CSS-TW1, ECCS06, P2P06, EPOS06, M2M07, P2P07, SASO07, ESSA07, MABS07, ICPP07, MASTA07, MA4CS07, EEMMAS07, P2P-NVE07, EUMAS2007, SOPDS2008, WCSS2008, ESSA2008, AAMAS2008, MABS2008, SASO2008, ECOSOA2008, COMPLEX2009, ICORE2009, AAMAS2009, PAAMS2009, MABS2009, SASO2009, EPOS2010, MABS2010, SASO2010, SSS2010, QTESO2010, SASO2011, SCW2011, ICORE2011.  I have also been a reviewer for a number of journals including: Software Practice and Experience, Transactions on Computer Systems, and several IEEE Transactions series.

I am invovled in the ASSYST coordination action within the COSI-ICT research cluster of FET FP7 funded by the European Commision.