Marco Perez Hernandez

I am Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Creative Technologies at the University of the West of England Bristol where I research on and teach about topics related to multiagent systems, distributed artificial intelligence and their applications. I am recipient of the UWE’s Vice Chancellor Early Career Research Award 2022.

Before joining UWE I was Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge, working mainly on the design of agent-based control systems.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Leicester, I studied autonomy and self-adaptation in systems of smart objects and how to realise these behaviours through middleware architectures.

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I study and design distributed intelligent systems. I analyse the dynamics of complex networks of agents, design strategies, algorithms and protocols for collective system learning and self-organisation. Most of my research work is applied to Internet of Things (IoT) environments, where intelligent agents are embodied in cyber-physical devices.


Main Projects I have been involved with



  • Simulating human-robot teams interactions for the care of senior adults - ~£2K - Funder: UWE HEIT/FET Scheme - Role: Project Supervisor.

  • Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring - Funder: EPSRC - Role: Research Associate.

  • IoT Systems to support operation of digital infrastructure 2020 - ~£2K - Funder: Research England through Pitch-In Connecting Capabilities Programme - Role: Project Supervisor.

  • em4so - Embedded Middleware for Smart Objects - Funder: University of Leicester. Role: Doctoral Researcher.