Dr Enda Howley

B.Sc, Ph.D

Contact Details

LECTURER ABOVE THE BAR
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
& INFORMATICS
IT BUILDING
T: Ext. 3328
E: ehowley@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography


Dr. Enda Howley is a Lecturer (Above the Bar) in the School of Computer Science, NUI Galway. He currently serves as the Director of Internationalisation in the School of Computer Science. 

Since 2018, he has been Programme Director of the Masters in Computer Science (Data Analytics). He was previously Programme Director of the innovative industry-focused Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development (Industry Stream) programme. As a programme director, he won the national Grad Ireland Postgraduate Programme of the Year in Information Technology award in 2015.
 
Dr. Howley has been a shortlisted finalist in the NUI Galway Presidents Teaching Awards numerous times, and has a very a very active research career with almost 100 internationally peer reviewed papers 

Research Interests

  • Dr. Howley has a broad set of research interests in the areas of machine learning and multi-agent systems. He supervises a number of projects which span topics such as: 
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Learning and Evolution
  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • System Dynamics & Simulation
  • Norms and Social Networks
  • Cloud Computing & Energy Optimisation. 
  • Smart Cities
  • Bioinformatics

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2019 KEVIN MCDONNELL- ENSEMBLE METHODS FOR HIERARCHICAL CLASSIFICATION OF PROTEIN FUNCTION 01-SEP-19 31-AUG-22
EI INNOVATION VOUCHER - VORSO LAB LTD - STUDY ON PLANT CLASSIFIERS 24-OCT-18 23-OCT-19
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2016 RACHAEL SHAW - An Energy Aware Multiagent Learning Infrastructure for the Optimization of Resources in Large Scale Distributed Cloud Computing Environmentss 01-OCT-16 30-SEP-20

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Dynamic virtual machine consolidation using a multi-agent system to optimise energy efficiency in cloud computing'
Mc Donnell, N,Howley, E,Duggan, J (2020) 'Dynamic virtual machine consolidation using a multi-agent system to optimise energy efficiency in cloud computing'. Future Generation Computer Systems-The International Journal Of Grid Computing And Escience, 108 :288-301 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Chordomics: a visualization tool for linking function to phylogeny in microbiomes'
McDonnell, K;Waters, NR;Howley, E;Abram, F (2019) 'Chordomics: a visualization tool for linking function to phylogeny in microbiomes'. Bioinformatics, 36 :1309-1310 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'An energy efficient anti-correlated virtual machine placement algorithm using resource usage predictions'
Shaw, R,Howley, E,Barrett, E (2019) 'An energy efficient anti-correlated virtual machine placement algorithm using resource usage predictions'. Simulation Modelling Practice And Theory, 93 :322-342 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'A meta optimisation analysis of particle swarm optimisation velocity update equations for watershed management learning'
Mason, K,Duggan, J,Howley, E (2018) 'A meta optimisation analysis of particle swarm optimisation velocity update equations for watershed management learning'. Applied Soft Computing, 62 :148-161 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Forecasting energy demand, wind generation and carbon dioxide emissions in Ireland using evolutionary neural networks'
Mason, K,Duggan, J,Howley, E (2018) 'Forecasting energy demand, wind generation and carbon dioxide emissions in Ireland using evolutionary neural networks'. Energy, 155 :705-720 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'A multi-objective neural network trained with differential evolution for dynamic economic emission dispatch'
Mason, K,Duggan, J,Howley, E (2018) 'A multi-objective neural network trained with differential evolution for dynamic economic emission dispatch'. International Journal Of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 100 :201-221 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Predicting host CPU utilization in the cloud using evolutionary neural networks'
Mason, K,Duggan, M,Barrett, E,Duggan, J,Howley, E (2018) 'Predicting host CPU utilization in the cloud using evolutionary neural networks'. Future Generation Computer Systems-The International Journal Of Grid Computing And Escience, 86 :162-173 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Reward shaping for knowledge-based multi-objective multi-agent reinforcement learning'
Mannion, P; Devlin, S; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2018) 'Reward shaping for knowledge-based multi-objective multi-agent reinforcement learning'. Knowledge Engineering Review, 33 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'A network aware approach for the scheduling of virtual machine migration during peak loads'
Duggan, M,Duggan, J,Howley, E,Barrett, E (2017) 'A network aware approach for the scheduling of virtual machine migration during peak loads'. Cluster Computing-The Journal Of Networks Software Tools And Applications, 20 :2083-2094 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Multi-objective dynamic economic emission dispatch using particle swarm optimisation variants'
Mason, K,Duggan, J,Howley, E (2017) 'Multi-objective dynamic economic emission dispatch using particle swarm optimisation variants'. Neurocomputing, 270 :188-197 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Policy invariance under reward transformations for multi-objective reinforcement learning'
Mannion, P; Devlin, S; Mason, K; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2017) 'Policy invariance under reward transformations for multi-objective reinforcement learning'. Neurocomputing, 263 :60-73 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'A reinforcement learning approach for the scheduling of live migration from under utilised hosts'
Duggan, M,Duggan, J,Howley, E,Barrett, E (2017) 'A reinforcement learning approach for the scheduling of live migration from under utilised hosts'. Memetic Computing, 9 :283-293 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Traffic light control using deep policy-gradient and value-function-based reinforcement learning'
Mousavi, SS,Schukat, M,Howley, E (2017) 'Traffic light control using deep policy-gradient and value-function-based reinforcement learning'. Iet Intelligent Transport Systems, 11 :417-423 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Multi-agent credit assignment in stochastic resource management games'
Mannion, P; Devlin, S; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2017) 'Multi-agent credit assignment in stochastic resource management games'. Knowledge Engineering Review, 32 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Preface to the special issue: Adaptive Learning Agents Part 2'
Devlin, S,Hennes, D,Howley, E (2014) 'Preface to the special issue: Adaptive Learning Agents Part 2'. Connection Science, 26 (2):101-102 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'A Parallel Framework for Bayesian Reinforcement Learning'
E.Barrett, J. Duggan & E.Howley (2014) 'A Parallel Framework for Bayesian Reinforcement Learning'. Connection Science, 26 (2):7-23 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Preface to the special issue: Adaptive Learning Agents, Part 1'
S. Devlin, D. Hennes & E.Howley. (2014) 'Preface to the special issue: Adaptive Learning Agents, Part 1'. Connection Science, 26 (1):5-6 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Applying reinforcement learning towards automating resource allocation and application scalability in the cloud'
Barrett, E,Howley, E,Duggan, J (2013) 'Applying reinforcement learning towards automating resource allocation and application scalability in the cloud'. Concurrency And Computation-Practice & Experience, 25 :1656-1674 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Observations on the shortest independent loop set algorithm'
Huang, JJ,Howley, E,Duggan, J (2012) 'Observations on the shortest independent loop set algorithm'. System Dynamics Review, 28 :276-280 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Applying reinforcement learning towards automating resource allocation and application scalability in the cloud'
Barrett, E; Howley, E; Duggan, J (2012) 'Applying reinforcement learning towards automating resource allocation and application scalability in the cloud'. Concurrency And Computation: Practice And Experience (To Appear), [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Co-evolutionary analysis: a policy exploration method for system dynamics models'
Liu, HL,Howley, E,Duggan, J (2012) 'Co-evolutionary analysis: a policy exploration method for system dynamics models'. System Dynamics Review, 28 :361-369 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Co-evolutionary analysis: a policy exploration method for system dynamics models'
Liu, HL;Howley, E;Duggan, J (2012) 'Co-evolutionary analysis: a policy exploration method for system dynamics models'. System Dynamics Review, 28 :361-369 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Observations on the shortest independent loop set algorithm'
Huang, JJ;Howley, E;Duggan, J (2012) 'Observations on the shortest independent loop set algorithm'. System Dynamics Review, 28 :276-280 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'The influence of random interactions and decision heuristics on norm evolution in social networks'
Mungovan, D;Howley, E;Duggan, J (2011) 'The influence of random interactions and decision heuristics on norm evolution in social networks'. Journal Of Computational And Mathematical Organization Theory, 17 :152-178 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'INVESTING IN THE COMMONS: A STUDY OF OPENNESS AND THE EMERGENCE OF COOPERATION'
Howley, E;Duggan, J (2011) 'INVESTING IN THE COMMONS: A STUDY OF OPENNESS AND THE EMERGENCE OF COOPERATION'. Advances In Complex Systems, 14 :229-250 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Investing in the Commons: a Study of Openness and the Emergence of Cooperation'
Howley, E; Duggan, D (2011) 'Investing in the Commons: a Study of Openness and the Emergence of Cooperation'. Advances In Complex Systems, 14 (2):229-250 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'The Effects of Viscosity in Choice and Refusal IPD Environments'
E. Howley & C. O'Riordan. (2007) 'The Effects of Viscosity in Choice and Refusal IPD Environments'. Artificial Intelligence Review, 26 (01-Feb):103-114 [Details]
(2006) 'The Effects of Viscosity in Choice or Refusal IPD Environments'
Howley E., O'Riordan C., (2006) 'The Effects of Viscosity in Choice or Refusal IPD Environments'. Artificial Intelligence Review, 26 (01-Feb):103-114 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'An Experimental Review of Reinforcement Learning Algorithms for Adaptive Traffic Signal Control'
Mannion, P; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2016) 'An Experimental Review of Reinforcement Learning Algorithms for Adaptive Traffic Signal Control' In: Autonomic Road Transport Support Systems. CHAM: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2010) An Extension of Loop Deactivation in the Behavioral Method. The 28th International System Dynamics Conference.
J. Huang, E. Howley & J. Duggan (2010) An Extension of Loop Deactivation in the Behavioral Method. The 28th International System Dynamics Conference. Seoul, South Korea: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) An Eigenvector Approach for Analysing Linear Feedback Systems. The 28th International System Dynamics Conference.
J. Huang, E. Howley & J. Duggan (2010) An Eigenvector Approach for Analysing Linear Feedback Systems. The 28th International System Dynamics Conference. Seoul, South Korea: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The Ford Method: A Sensitivity Analysis Approach. 27th International System Dynamics Conference.
J. Huang, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) The Ford Method: A Sensitivity Analysis Approach. 27th International System Dynamics Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Evolving Group Coordination in an N-Player Game. 10th European Conference on Artificial Life.
E. Barrett, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) Evolving Group Coordination in an N-Player Game. 10th European Conference on Artificial Life. Budapest, Hungary: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The Effect of Random Social Interactions on Norm Convergence. 20th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, (AICS'09), Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
D. Mungovan, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) The Effect of Random Social Interactions on Norm Convergence. 20th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, (AICS'09), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. University College Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Individual Versus Group Rationality: A Coevolutionary Approach to the Beer Game. The 27th International System Dynamics Conference.
H. Liu, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) Individual Versus Group Rationality: A Coevolutionary Approach to the Beer Game. The 27th International System Dynamics Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Agent Cooperation using Simple Fixed Bias Tags And Multiple Tags. 16th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.
E. Howley & C. O'Riordan. (2005) Agent Cooperation using Simple Fixed Bias Tags And Multiple Tags. 16th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. University of Ulster: Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2018) PROCEEDINGS OF SAI INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (INTELLISYS) 2016, VOL 2
Mousavi, SS,Schukat, M,Howley, E,Bi, Y,Kapoor, S,Bhatia, R (2018) Deep Reinforcement Learning: An Overview PROCEEDINGS OF SAI INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (INTELLISYS) 2016, VOL 2 , pp.426-440 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) A Predictive Anti-Correlated Virtual Machine Placement Algorithm for Green Cloud Computing
Shaw, R,Howley, E,Barrett, E,Sill, A,Spillner, J (2018) 2018 IEEE/ACM 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UTILITY AND CLOUD COMPUTING (UCC) A Predictive Anti-Correlated Virtual Machine Placement Algorithm for Green Cloud Computing , pp.267-276 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Reward Transformations in Multi-Objective Stochastic Games
Mannion, P,Duggan, J,Howley, E, (2017) AAMAS'17: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Reward Transformations in Multi-Objective Stochastic Games , pp.1625-1627 [Details]
(2017) Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2017)
Mousavi, SS; Schukat, M; Mannion, P; Howley, E (2017) Applying Q(λ)-learning in Deep Reinforcement Learning to Play Atari Games Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2017) Sao Paulo, [Details]
(2017) Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2017)
Mannion, P; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2017) Analysing the Effects of Reward Shaping in Multi-Objective Stochastic Games Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2017) [Details]
(2017) Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2017)
Mannion, P; Devlin, S; Mason, K; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2017) Potential-Based Reward Shaping Preserves Pareto Optimal Policies Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2017) [Details]
(2017) Predicting Host CPU Utilization in Cloud Computing using Recurrent Neural Networks
Duggan, M,Mason, K,Duggan, J,Howley, E,Barrett, E, (2017) 2017 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR INTERNET TECHNOLOGY AND SECURED TRANSACTIONS (ICITST) Predicting Host CPU Utilization in Cloud Computing using Recurrent Neural Networks , pp.67-72 [Details]
(2017) An Advanced Reinforcement Learning Approach for Energy-Aware Virtual Machine Consolidation in Cloud Data Centers
Shaw, R,Howley, E,Barrett, E, (2017) 2017 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR INTERNET TECHNOLOGY AND SECURED TRANSACTIONS (ICITST) An Advanced Reinforcement Learning Approach for Energy-Aware Virtual Machine Consolidation in Cloud Data Centers , pp.61-66 [Details]
(2017) 2017 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR INTERNET TECHNOLOGY AND SECURED TRANSACTIONS (ICITST)
Duggan, M;Mason, K;Duggan, J;Howley, E;Barrett, E (2017) Predicting Host CPU Utilization in Cloud Computing using Recurrent Neural Networks 2017 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR INTERNET TECHNOLOGY AND SECURED TRANSACTIONS (ICITST) , pp.67-72 [Details]
(2017) 2017 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR INTERNET TECHNOLOGY AND SECURED TRANSACTIONS (ICITST)
Shaw, R;Howley, E;Barrett, E (2017) An Advanced Reinforcement Learning Approach for Energy-Aware Virtual Machine Consolidation in Cloud Data Centers 2017 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR INTERNET TECHNOLOGY AND SECURED TRANSACTIONS (ICITST) , pp.61-66 [Details]
(2017) AAMAS'17: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS
Mannion, P;Duggan, J;Howley, E (2017) A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Reward Transformations in Multi-Objective Stochastic Games AAMAS'17: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS , pp.1625-1627 [Details]
(2016) Particle Swarm Optimisation with Diversity Influenced Gradually Increasing Neighbourhoods
Mason, K,Kellehan, C,Duggan, J,Howley, E,Dorigo, M,Birattari, M,Li X,LopezIbanez, M,Ohkura, K,Pinciroli, C,Stutzle, T (2016) SWARM INTELLIGENCE Particle Swarm Optimisation with Diversity Influenced Gradually Increasing Neighbourhoods , pp.300-302 [Details]
(2016) SWARM INTELLIGENCE
Mason, K;Kellehan, C;Duggan, J;Howley, E (2016) Particle Swarm Optimisation with Diversity Influenced Gradually Increasing Neighbourhoods SWARM INTELLIGENCE , pp.300-302 [Details]
(2016) AAMAS'16: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS & MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS
Mannion, P; Mason, K; Devlin, S; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2016) Multi-Objective Dynamic Dispatch Optimisation using Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning AAMAS'16: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS & MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS Singapore, , pp.1345-1346 [Details]
(2016) Avoidance Strategies for Particle Swarm Optimisation in Power Generation Scheduling
Mason, K,Duggan, J,Howley, E,Dorigo, M,Birattari, M,Li X,LopezIbanez, M,Ohkura, K,Pinciroli, C,Stutzle, T (2016) SWARM INTELLIGENCE Avoidance Strategies for Particle Swarm Optimisation in Power Generation Scheduling , pp.289-290 [Details]
(2016) SWARM INTELLIGENCE
Mason, K;Duggan, J;Howley, E (2016) Avoidance Strategies for Particle Swarm Optimisation in Power Generation Scheduling SWARM INTELLIGENCE , pp.289-290 [Details]
(2016) 2016 SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATIVE COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY (INTECH)
Duggan, M;Flesk, K;Duggan, J;Howley, E;Barrett, E (2016) A Reinforcement Learning Approach for Dynamic Selection of Virtual Machines in Cloud Data Centres 2016 SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATIVE COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY (INTECH) , pp.92-97 [Details]
(2016) Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2016)
Mason, K; Mannion, P; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2016) Applying Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning to Watershed Management Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2016) Singapore, [Details]
(2016) Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2016)
Mannion, P; Devlin, S; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2016) Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons using Reward Shaping Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2016) [Details]
(2016) Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2016)
Mannion, P; Mason, K; Devlin, S; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2016) Dynamic Economic Emissions Dispatch Optimisation using Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Adaptive and Learning Agents workshop (at AAMAS 2016) Singapore, [Details]
(2016) Learning, Inference and Control of Multi-Agent Systems (at NIPS 2016)
Mannion, P; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2016) Generating Multi-Agent Potential Functions using Counterfactual Estimates Learning, Inference and Control of Multi-Agent Systems (at NIPS 2016) Barcelona, [Details]
(2016) Multi-Objective Dynamic Dispatch Optimisation using Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning
Mannion, P,Mason, K,Devlin, S,Duggan, J,Howley, E, (2016) AAMAS'16: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS & MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS Multi-Objective Dynamic Dispatch Optimisation using Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning , pp.1345-1346 [Details]
(2016) A Reinforcement Learning Approach for Dynamic Selection of Virtual Machines in Cloud Data Centres
Duggan, M,Flesk, K,Duggan, J,Howley, E,Barrett, E, (2016) 2016 SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATIVE COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY (INTECH) A Reinforcement Learning Approach for Dynamic Selection of Virtual Machines in Cloud Data Centres , pp.92-97 [Details]
(2016) An Analytics Framework to Support Surge Capacity Planning for Emerging Epidemics
Curran, M,Howley, E,Duggan, J, (2016) DH'16: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2016 DIGITAL HEALTH CONFERENCE An Analytics Framework to Support Surge Capacity Planning for Emerging Epidemics , pp.151-155 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) An Autonomous Network Aware VM Migration Strategy in Cloud Data Centres
Duggam, M,Duggan, J,Howley, E,Barrett, E,Gupta I,Diao, Y (2016) 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLOUD AND AUTONOMIC COMPUTING (ICCAC) An Autonomous Network Aware VM Migration Strategy in Cloud Data Centres , pp.24-32 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 12th European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning (at ICML 2015)
Mannion, P; Duggan, J; Howley, E (2015) Parallel Reinforcement Learning with State Action Space Partitioning 12th European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning (at ICML 2015) [Details]
(2014) SWARM INTELLIGENCE, ANTS 2014
Broderick, I;Howley, E (2014) Particle Swarm Optimisation with Enhanced Memory Particles SWARM INTELLIGENCE, ANTS 2014 , pp.254-261 [Details]
(2011) 13th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation
Liu, H; Howley, E; Duggan, J: (2011) Particle swarm optimisation with gradually increasing directed neighbourhoods 13th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation Dublin, Ireland, , 12-JUL-11 - 16-JUL-11 , pp.29-36 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2011) Tag-Based Cooperation in N-Player Dilemmas 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems Taipei, Taiwan, [Details]
(2011) 9th IEEE European Conference on Web Services
Barrett, E; Howley; E; Duggan J (2011) A Learning Architecture for Scheduling Workflow Applications in the Cloud . In: Gianluigi Zavattaro, Ulf Schreier, Cesare Pautasso eds. 9th IEEE European Conference on Web Services Lugano, Switzerland, , 14-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11 , pp.83-90 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) GECCO-2011: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH ANNUAL GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION CONFERENCE
Liu, HL;Howley, E;Duggan, J (2011) Particle Swarm Optimisation with Gradually Increasing Directed Neighbourhoods GECCO-2011: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH ANNUAL GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION CONFERENCE , pp.29-36 [Details]
(2010) The Multi-Agent Logics, Languages, and Organisations Federated Workshops
Liu, H; Howley, E; Duggan, J; (2010) The Impact of Market Preferences on the Evolution of Market Price and Product Quality . In: Olivier Boissier, Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni, Salima Hassas, Nicolas Maudet eds. The Multi-Agent Logics, Languages, and Organisations Federated Workshops Lyon, France, , 30-AUG-10 - 02-SEP-10 [Details]
(2010) ADAPTIVE AND LEARNING AGENTS
HOWLEY, E et al. (2010) The Effects of Evolved Sociability in a Commons Dilemma ADAPTIVE AND LEARNING AGENTS , pp.33-48 [Details]
(2010) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Mungovan, D;Howley, E;Duggan, J (2010) Norm Convergence in Populations of Dynamically Interacting Agents ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE , pp.219-230 [Details]
(2010) ADAPTIVE AND LEARNING AGENTS
Howley, E;Duggan, J (2010) The Effects of Evolved Sociability in a Commons Dilemma ADAPTIVE AND LEARNING AGENTS , pp.33-48 [Details]
(2009) 2009 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-5
Liu, HL;Howley, E;Duggan, J (2009) Optimisation of the Beer Distribution Game with Complex Customer Demand Patterns 2009 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-5 , pp.2638-2645 [Details]
(2009) 10th European Conference, ECAL 2009
Barrett, E; Howley, E; Duggan, J; (2009) Evolving Group Coordination in an N-Player Game . In: George Kampis, István Karsai, Eörs Szathmáry eds. 10th European Conference, ECAL 2009 Budapest, Hungary, , 13-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10 , pp.450-457 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) ADAPTIVE AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS
HOWLEY, E et al. (2008) Agent interactions and implicit trust in IPD environments ADAPTIVE AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS , pp.87-101 [Details]
(2008) ALIFE XI - The Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems
E. Howley & C. O'Riordan. (2008) The Effects of Payoff Preferences on Agent Tolerance ALIFE XI - The Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems Southampton, United Kingdom, , 05-AUG-08 - 08-AUG-08 [Details]
(2008) ADAPTIVE AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS
Howley, E;O'Riordan, C (2008) Agent interactions and implicit trust in IPD environments ADAPTIVE AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS , pp.87-101 [Details]
(2007) 7th ALAMAS Symposium
E. Howley & C. O'Riordan. (2007) Agent Interactions and Implicit Trust in IPD Environments 7th ALAMAS Symposium Maastricht, The Netherlands, , 02-APR-07 - 03-APR-07 [Details]
(2006) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW
HOWLEY, E et al. (2006) The effects of viscosity in choice and refusal IPD environments ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW , pp.103-114 [Details]
(2006) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW
Howley, E,O'Riordan, C (2006) The effects of viscosity in choice and refusal IPD environments ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW , pp.103-114 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) Procs. of the Seventeenth Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
E. Howley & C. O'Riordan. (2006) The Effects of Viscosity in Choice or Refusal IPD Environments . In: D.A. Bell, P. Milligan and P.P. Sage eds. Procs. of the Seventeenth Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Queen's University, Belfast, , 11-SEP-06 - 13-SEP-06 , pp.213-222 [Details]
(2006) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW
Howley, E;O'Riordan, C (2006) The effects of viscosity in choice and refusal IPD environments ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW , pp.103-114 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 2006 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-6
Howley, E;O'Riordan, C (2006) The effects and evolution of implicit trust in populations playing the iterated prisoner's dilemmaa 2006 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-6 [Details]
(2006) 2006 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-6
HOWLEY, E et al. (2006) The effects and evolution of implicit trust in populations playing the iterated prisoner's dilemma 2006 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-6 , pp.793-799 [Details]
(2005) 2005 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-3, PROCEEDINGS
Howley, E;O'Riordan, C (2005) The emergence of cooperation among agents using simple fixed bias tagging 2005 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-3, PROCEEDINGS , pp.1011-1016 [Details]
(2005) 2005 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-3, PR
HOWLEY, E et al. (2005) The emergence of cooperation among agents using simple fixed bias tagging 2005 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-3, PR , pp.1011-1016 [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2014) Preface to the special issue: Adaptive Learning Agents, Part 1 INTRODUCTION.
Devlin, S,Hennes, D,Howley, E (2014) Preface to the special issue: Adaptive Learning Agents, Part 1 INTRODUCTION. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2010) The Impact of Market Preferences on the Evolution of Market Price and Product Quality Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulatio. The Multi-Agent Logics, Languages, and Organisations Federated Workshops.
H. Liu, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2010) The Impact of Market Preferences on the Evolution of Market Price and Product Quality Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulatio. The Multi-Agent Logics, Languages, and Organisations Federated Workshops. Domaine Valpré in Lyon, France: Other Item [Details]
(2010) A Generative Approach to Constructing Dynamic Networks with Small World Properties. The International Workshop on Emergent Intelligence on Networked Agents (WEIN 2010) held at AAMAS '10.
D. Mungovan, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2010) A Generative Approach to Constructing Dynamic Networks with Small World Properties. The International Workshop on Emergent Intelligence on Networked Agents (WEIN 2010) held at AAMAS '10. Toronto, Canada: Other Item [Details]
(2010) A Reinforcement Learning Approach to Demand Estimation for Heterogenous Services. MDA4ServiceCloud.
E. Barrett, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2010) A Reinforcement Learning Approach to Demand Estimation for Heterogenous Services. MDA4ServiceCloud. Paris, France: Other Item [Details]
(2009) Norm Convergence in Populations of Dynamically Interacting Agents. The eleventh edition of the European Agent Systems Summer School.
D. Mungovan, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) Norm Convergence in Populations of Dynamically Interacting Agents. The eleventh edition of the European Agent Systems Summer School. University of Torino, Italy: Other Item [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2015) Avoidance Techniques & Neighbourhood Topologies in Particle Swarm Optimisation.
Karl Mason (2015) Avoidance Techniques & Neighbourhood Topologies in Particle Swarm Optimisation. Thesis [Details]
(2015) AI Optimisation Approach for Autonomic Cloud Computing.
Kieran Flesk (2015) AI Optimisation Approach for Autonomic Cloud Computing. Thesis [Details]
(2014) Particle Swarm Optimisation with Enhanced Memory Particles.
Broderick, Ian (2014) Particle Swarm Optimisation with Enhanced Memory Particles. Thesis [Details]
(2009) Trust and Multi-Agent Interactions: A Game Theoretic Analysis. Ph.D. Thesis.
E. Howley. (2009) Trust and Multi-Agent Interactions: A Game Theoretic Analysis. Ph.D. Thesis. Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2009) A Multi-Agent Feedback Model of Consumer Behaviour. Technical Report SDRG-0901.
D. Mungovan, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) A Multi-Agent Feedback Model of Consumer Behaviour. Technical Report SDRG-0901. National University of Ireland, Galway: Technical Publication [Details]
(2009) Inventory Management Strategies in the Beer Distribution Game. Technical Report SDRG-0902.
H. Liu, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) Inventory Management Strategies in the Beer Distribution Game. Technical Report SDRG-0902. National University of Ireland, Galway: Technical Publication [Details]
(2008) The impact of network structure and an asymptomatic incubation stage on the spread of a pathogen and fear. Technical Report SDRG-0801.
D. Mungovan, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2008) The impact of network structure and an asymptomatic incubation stage on the spread of a pathogen and fear. Technical Report SDRG-0801. National University of Ireland, Galway: Technical Publication [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2011) Particle Swarm Optimisation with Gradually Increasing Directed Neighbourhoods . The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference.
H. Liu, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2011) Particle Swarm Optimisation with Gradually Increasing Directed Neighbourhoods . The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. Dublin, Ireland: Workshops [Details]
(2011) A Learning Architecture for Scheduling Workflow Applications in the Cloud . The European Conference on Web Services.
E. Barrett, E. Howley & J. Duggan (2011) A Learning Architecture for Scheduling Workflow Applications in the Cloud . The European Conference on Web Services. University of Lugano, Switzerland: Workshops [Details]
(2011) An Agent Based Simulation of the Effects of Consumer Behavior on Market Price Dynamics. The Nineteenth IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling.
H. Liu, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2011) An Agent Based Simulation of the Effects of Consumer Behavior on Market Price Dynamics. The Nineteenth IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling. Crete, Greece: Workshops [Details]
(2010) A Comparison of Learning Approaches to Support the Adaptive Provision of Distributed Services. Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop held at AAMAS '10.
E. Barrett, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2010) A Comparison of Learning Approaches to Support the Adaptive Provision of Distributed Services. Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop held at AAMAS '10. Toronto, Canada: Workshops [Details]
(2010) The Evolution of Cooperation and Investment Strategies in a Commons Dilemma . Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop held at AAMAS '10.
E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2010) The Evolution of Cooperation and Investment Strategies in a Commons Dilemma . Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop held at AAMAS '10. Toronto, Canada: Workshops [Details]
(2009) The Evolution of Agent Strategies and Sociability in a Commons Dilemma. Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop, to be held at AAMAS'09.
E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) The Evolution of Agent Strategies and Sociability in a Commons Dilemma. Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop, to be held at AAMAS'09. Budapest, Hungary: Workshops [Details]
(2009) The Effect of Random Social Interactions and Dynamic Network Structures on Product Adoption. Workshop on Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Network Data in Practice.
D. Mungovan, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) The Effect of Random Social Interactions and Dynamic Network Structures on Product Adoption. Workshop on Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Network Data in Practice. University College Dublin, Ireland: Workshops [Details]
(2009) The Effects of Evolved Sociability in a Commons Dilemma. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Agent Learning and Argumentation.
E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) The Effects of Evolved Sociability in a Commons Dilemma. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Agent Learning and Argumentation. Workshops [Details]
(2009) Optimisation of the Beer Distribution Game with Complex Customer Demand Patterns. Congress on Evolutionary Computation.
H. Liu, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2009) Optimisation of the Beer Distribution Game with Complex Customer Demand Patterns. Congress on Evolutionary Computation. Trondheim, Norway: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Agent Interactions and Implicit Trust in IPD Environments. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems III. Adaptation and Multi-Agent Learning.
E. Howley & C. O'Riordan. (2008) Agent Interactions and Implicit Trust in IPD Environments. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems III. Adaptation and Multi-Agent Learning. Workshops [Details]
(2008) Modelling Antivirus Defence Strategies in Scale Free Networks. Nineteenth Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.
D. Mungovan, E. Howley & J. Duggan. (2008) Modelling Antivirus Defence Strategies in Scale Free Networks. Nineteenth Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. University College Cork, Cork: Workshops [Details]
(2006) The Effects and Evolution of Implicit Trust in Populations Playing the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma. Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC'06) as part of the Fourth IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence.
E. Howley & C. O'Riordan. (2006) The Effects and Evolution of Implicit Trust in Populations Playing the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma. Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC'06) as part of the Fourth IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence. Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Workshops [Details]
(2005) The Emergence of Cooperation among Agents using Simple Fixed Bias Tagging. Congress on Evolutionary Computation.
E. Howley & C. O'Riordan. (2005) The Emergence of Cooperation among Agents using Simple Fixed Bias Tagging. Congress on Evolutionary Computation. Edinburgh, Scotland: Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Shortlisted Finalist in the NUI Galway Presidents Teaching Awards National University of Ireland Galway
2015 Postgraduate Programme of the Year in Information Technology Grad Ireland
2014 Shortlisted Finalist in the NUI Galway Presidents Teaching Awards National University of Ireland Galway
2014 Shortlisted Finalist in the NUI Galway Teaching Heroes Awards National University of Ireland Galway, Students Union

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Adaptive Learning Agents SPC Senior Programme Committee Member 01-MAY-19 / 09-MAY-19
AAMAS Senior Programme Committee Senior Programme Committee Member 01-JAN-19 / 02-JAN-19
Adaptive Learning Agents SPC Senior Programme Committee Member 01-DEC-18 / 02-MAY-19
AAMAS Senior Programme Committee Senior Programme Committee Member 01-NOV-18 /
AAMAS Senior Programme Committee Senior Programme Committee Member 01-NOV-17 / 01-JAN-20
AAMAS Senior Programme Committee Senior Programme Committee Member 01-NOV-17 / 23-MAY-19
Programme Committee of Adaptive Learning Agents Workshop 2015 Programme Committee 01-JAN-15 / 12-DEC-15
Programme Committee of Adaptive Learning Agents Workshop 2014 Programme Committee 01-JAN-14 / 12-DEC-14
Co-Chair of Adaptive Learning Agents 2013 Co-Chair 05-JUN-12 / 07-MAY-13
Co-Chair of Adaptive Learning Agents 2014 Co-Chair 01-SEP-11 / 05-JUN-12

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2010 National University of Ireland Galway PhD in Computer Science Computer Science and Engineering
2004 National University of Ireland Galway BSc Information Technology

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Board Membership Board Member of Ordnance Survey Ireland 01-MAY-12 / 01-MAY-17

Teaching Interests

Dr. Howley has a broad range of teaching interests such as: 

  • Agents, Multi-Agent Systems & Reinforcement Learning
  • Algorithms and Logic
  • Programming Languages (C, C# and Java)
  • Programming Paradigms 
  • Software Engineering 
  • Artificial Intelligence

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2018 Karl Mason PhD in Computer Science Y
2019 Martin Duggan PhD in Computer Science Y
2017 Patrick Mannion PhD in Computer Science Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Nicola Mc Donnell Doctorate - PhD(Eng) Co-supervisor (1)
Daniel Cregg Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)
Martin Repicky Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Supervisor
Kevin Mc Donnell Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Supervisor
Martina Curran Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Supervisor
Aileen Kennedy Doctorate - PhD(Eng) Co-supervisor (1)
Abdul Tipu Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)
Rachael Shaw Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Supervisor

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Dr. Patrick Mannion
Dr. Jim Duggan
Dr. Enda Barrett

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Dr. Karl Mason Cardiff University WALES
Dr. David Currie The Marine Institute IRELAND
Dr. Diederik M. Roijers Vrije Universiteit Brussel BELGIUM