Unravelling interactions between societal, ecological and technological agents

The Computational and Collective Intelligence group (CCI) researches the theory and applications of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. We monitor, analyse, simulate and predict agent interactions in society and ecology to explore the roles of software and biological agents in dynamical systems, and the emergence of complex group behaviour from local agent interactions.

With activities ranging from formal theory to practical applications, the CCI group addresses the major concerns of today with real-world impact as our goal.

We explore how to maintain democracy in the face of misinformation and online prejudice, manage electricity under increasing demand, support the elderly with trustworthy AI, and ensure the sustainability of natural and agricultural ecosystems under climate change and global urbanisation.