School of Computing

Marek Grzes

Lecturer / Stage 3 Year Director (UKC)

Photo of Marek Grzes, if available
  • Room S128C
    School of Computing
    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NF


My publications are available from the University of Kent's Academic Repository.

My full list of publications is here.


In our school, we engage in collaborative teaching where most modules are shared between at least two people. I am involved in teaching the following modules:

Research Interests

I belong to the following research groups:

PhD Students

My research interests include

  • Sequential decision making and decision theory
    • Simulation-based dynamic optimisation / reinforcement learning
      Learning decision-making strategies using data or sampling from a real or a simulated environment. For example, an algorithm can learn how to play a game using a set of past games, or it can play against a human or a simulator in order to learn how to improve its behaviour.
    • Fully and partially observable Markov decision processes (MDPs and POMDPs)
      Here, an algorithm knows the parameters (dynamics) of the game, and it can perform a direct optimisation of its own strategy.
  • Machine learning and optimisation
  • Probabilistic graphical models
    • Compact and sparse representations for planning and reasoning
  • Applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence
    • Assistive technologies (e.g. intelligent assistants for people with cognitive disabilities)
    • Chatbots
    • Games

Professional Activities

Event Organiser

Programme Committee Member

  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Adaptive Learning Agents workshop (ALA) at Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems conference (AAMAS), 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems Conference (AAMAS), 2010, 2011, 2014
  • Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI), 2013
  • Simulation and AI in Games Conference (GAME-ON), 2010

Conference/ Workshop Reviewer

  • International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2016, 2017
  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2016, 2017
  • NIPS Workshop on Interpretable Machine Learning for Complex Systems (IMLCS), 2017
  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2013, 2014, 2015 (Reviewer Award), 2016
  • ICML Workshop on Human Interpretability in Machine Learning (WHI), 2016
  • Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2015
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012, 2013, 2014
  • IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 2014
  • IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB), 2014
  • Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems Conference (AAMAS), 2012
  • International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), 2011
  • Intelligent Agent Technology Conference (IAT), 2008

Journal Reviewer

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIIM); Cognitive Neurodynamics; Connection Science Journal (CS); Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI); Frontiers of Computer Science (FSC); IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (SC); IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC); Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR); Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (JAAMAS); Journal of Information Science and Engineering (JISE); Machine Learning Journal (ML); The Knowledge Engineering Review Journal (KER)

Edited volumes

  1. Peter Vrancx, Matt Knudson and Marek Grzes (Eds.): Adaptive and Learning Agents, LNAI, Vol. 7113, Springer, 2012.
  2. Peter Vrancx, Matt Knudson and Marek Grzes (Eds.): Proceedings of AAMAS 2011 Workshop on Adaptive and Learning Agents (ALA 2011), Taipei, Taiwan, 2011 (pdf)
  3. Marek Grzes and Matthew E. Taylor (Eds.): Proceedings of AAMAS 2010 Workshop on Adaptive and Learning Agents (ALA 2010), Toronto, Canada, 2010 (pdf)



Related and Useful Links

Academic Genealogy

A fairly deep tree of my academic ancestors is here.

Mailing Address

Marek Grzes
School of Computing
University of Kent
Canterbury, CT2 7NF
United Kingdom

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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 06/08/2020