My current research interests focus on applying software engineering methods, techniques, and models to the design and development of intelligent, complex, adaptive, and autonomous multiagent systems. My research in this area is currently focused on building the tools and techniques necessary to design and build complex and adaptive systems, where agents work autonomously, but cooperate as part of a team to achieve an overarching goal. I am also interested in building and developing hybrid intelligent systems that include humans, software agents, and mobile hardware agents.
Applications areas of specific interest include sensor networks, cooperative robotics, network security, and adaptive power grids.
My research has been sponsored over the years by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Marine Corps Systems Command, M2 Technologies, and Stanfield Systems, Inc.
I am associated with the follow research laboratories and centers at Kansas State University.