About Me

About Me

Petros PapapanagiotouI am a Senior Researcher at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

My research focuses on AI for machine-mediated collaboration. In particular, I am working on formal verification, process modelling, workflow analysis and social machines, and their applications in healthcare.

I am interested in applied research on machines that can help people collaborate better, for example by digitizing processes, integrating the latest technologies, allowing better control over their data, and formally establishing trust.

I am currently working on the “Digiflow” project aimed at the digitisation, monitoring, and optimisation of manufacturing workflows.

I am a member of the Centre of Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA) and the Mathematical Reasoning (DReaM) group.


I am an entrepreneur at heart. I led the commercialisation project WorkflowFM, aiming on the optimisation of everyday clinical practices. During that, I received extensive training on business development and entrepreneurship, exhibited and pitched at various events (e.g. Demofest 2014, EIE’15, EIE’16), and won prizes in 2 competitions among other achievements.

I continue to be an active member of the wider entrepreneurship community in Edinburgh. I am also looking to apply lean startup development techniques in my research.

Studies

I obtained my PhD at the same school, under the supervision of Jacques Fleuriot. My thesis is titled A Formal Verification Approach to Process Modelling and Composition”.

My MSc thesis, under the same supervisor, is titled On the automation of Inductive Proofs in HOL Light” and was awarded with Distinction.

I obtained my undergraduate degree – BSc(Hons) equivalent – at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.

Research

My research focuses on AI-supported human-machine collaboration. In particular, I am working on formal verification, process modelling, workflow analysis and social machines, and their applications in healthcare.

Process Modelling

Process Modelling

I provide consultation for systematic process modelling of collaborative tasks. I develop diagrammatic, process-based models in close collaboration with the involved stakeholders. I help them understand and formalise their everyday workflows.

Formal Verification

Formal Verification

I use mathematical logic and mechanical theorem proving to formally specify requirements and verify system properties. In particular, I am interested in automated reasoning, theorem proving, embedded logics, and linear logic. Formal verification can be used to provide mathematical guarantees of correctness and enhance trust in modern systems.

Workflow Analysis and Deployment

Workflow Analysis and Deployment

A big part of my research is on AI-based methods and tools for analysis and deployment of coordination protocols as workflows, including verification, concurrent enactmentdecentralised architectures, and self-evolving workflows. Such technology can help people collaborate efficiently, transparently, and with less administrative effort.

Social Machines

Social Machines

My primary focus is on protocols for social coordination, agent-based human computation, establishing trust through formal verification, and process decentralisation. My ultimate aim is the democratisation of social machine engineering and management so that people can regain control of their social processes.

Technology Innovation

Technology Innovation

I investigate cultural, ethical, and resource constraints in innovation and change management in large and public organisations, including issues of privacy and responsibility.

Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare Informatics

Applications of my research aim to improve everyday practices and the coordination of health and social care teams. I help NHS teams develop and optimize models of care in order to deliver safer and more consistent care across patients.

Students

These are student projects that I have supervised or co-supervised.

Nigel Hussain

MSc student, 2018

Project title: Business Process Modelling of Care Pathways for HIV Patients

2nd supervisor

Yaqing Jiang

Yaqing Jiang

PhD student, 2014-today

Project title: Machine learning for interactive theorem proving

2nd supervisor

Eirini Papakosta

Eirini Papakosta

MSc student, 2017

Project title: An Interactive, Web-based Platform for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

2nd supervisor

Lie (Jessie) Ma

Lie (Jessie) Ma

MSc student, 2017

Project title: An Interactive, Web-based Platform for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

2nd supervisor

Alisa Dewanti

Alisa Dewanti

MSc student, 2016

Thesis title: Developing workflow-based guidelines for burns care in Scotland

1st supervisor

Vanessa Hanschke

Vanessa Hanschke

MSc student, 2016

Thesis title: A social machine for the Heart Manual Programme

2nd supervisor

Arjun Arunachalam

Arjun Arunachalam

MSc student, 2015

Thesis title: A RESTful intermediate web service which provides concurrency and security for the WorkflowFM composer

1st supervisor

Marcus Sanatan

Marcus Sanatan

4th year student, 2014

Thesis title: Diagrammatic web-based Interface for process composition

2nd supervisor

Ozgür Osman

4th year student 2014

Thesis title: Intelligent theorem recommendations for mechanical theorem proving

2nd supervisor

Past Projects

These are projects that I have previously been involved in and are now considered to be concluded. Some of these are still being maintained or used in further research.

This list is not exhaustive. Feel free to contact me for more detailed, up-to-date information.

Publications

Links

[Edinburgh Research Explorer]* ♦ [Google Scholar] ♦ [DBLP]

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Correa da Silva, Chung,  Zuffo, Papapanagiotou, Robertson, Vasconcelos 2017. Hazard Prevention in Mission Plans for Aerial Vehicles Based on Soft Institutions, Journal of Civil Aircraft Design and Research. [link]

  2. Manataki, Fleuriot, Papapanagiotou 2016. A workflow-driven, formal methods approach to the generation of structured checklists for intra-hospital patient transfers, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. [link]
  3. Robertson, Giunchiglia, Pavis, Turra, Bella, Elliot, Morris, Atkinson, McAllister, Manataki, Papapanagiotou, Parsons 2016. Healthcare Data Safe Havens: Towards a logical architecture and experiment automation, The Journal of Engineering. [link]
  4. Murray-Rust, Papapanagiotou, Robertson 2016. Softening electronic institutions to support natural interaction. Human Computation. [link]

  5. Murray-Rust, Scekic, Papapanagiotou, Truong, Robertson, Dustdar 2015. A collaboration model for community-based software development with social machines. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing. [link]

  6. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot 2014. Formal verification of collaboration patterns in healthcare. Behaviour and Information Technology. [link]

  7. Katsiouli, Papapanagiotou, Tsetsos, Anagnostopoulos, Hadjiefthymiades 2009. Matching relational schemata to Semantic Web ontologies. Handbook of Research on Innovations in Database Technologies and Applications: Current and Future Trends. [link]

Refereed Conference & Workshop Publications

  1. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot 2018. Correct-by-construction Process Composition Using Classical Linear Logic Inference. 128th International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR). (To appear)
  2. Jiang, Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot 2018. Machine learning for inductive theorem proving. 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Computation (AISC). (To appear)
  3. Papapanagiotou, Davoust, Murray-Rust, Manataki, Van Kleek, Shadbolt, Robertson 2018. Social Machines For All. 17th Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS). [link] [pdf]
  4. Murray-Rust, Davoust, Papapanagiotou, Manataki, Van Kleek, Shadbolt, Robertson 2018. Towards Executable Representations of Social Machines. Diagrammatic Representation and Inference: 10th International Conference, Diagrams 2018. [link]

  5. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot 2017. WorkflowFM: A logic-based framework for formal process specification and composition, 26th Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE). [link]
  6. Correa Da Silva, Chung, Zuffo, Papapanagiotou, Robertson, Vasconcelos 2017. Hazard identification for coordinated UAVs based on soft institutions, International Workshop on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN). [link]
  7. Dewanti, Papapanagiotou, Gilhooly, Fleuriot, Manataki, Moss 2017. Development of workflow-based guidelines for the care of burns in Scotland. 9th International Conference on e-Health. [link]
  8. Alexandru, Clutterbuck, Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot, Manataki 2017. A step towards the standardisation of HIV care practices, Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies – Volume 5: HEALTHINF. [link]
  9. Hanschke, Manataki, Alexandru, Papapanagiotou, Deighan, Taylor, Robertson 2017. Designing a social machine for the Heart Manual Service, Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies – Volume 5: HEALTHINF. [link]

  10. Papapanagiotou, Dewanti, Manataki, Fleuriot, Gilhooly, Moss 2016. Workflow modelling of burns care protocols. The 26th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, Scottish Intensive Care Society.

  11. Manataki, Fleuriot, Papapanagiotou 2014. Tracheostomy transfers: A case study in the application of formal methods to intra-hospital patient transfers. IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS). [link]
  12. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot 2014. Modelling and implementation of correct by construction healthcare workflows. Business Process Management Workshops: BPM 2014 International Workshops. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. [link]
  13. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot, Manataki, Winter, Nandwani, Clutterbuck, Wilks 2014. Rigorous development of computer based Integrated Care Pathways for HIV patients. Proceedings of Health Informatics Scotland Conference. [link]

  14. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot, Grando 2012. Rigorous process-based modelling of patterns for collaborative work in healthcare teams. 25th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS). [link]
  15. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot, Wilson 2012. Diagrammatically-driven formal verification of Web-Services composition. Diagrammatic Representation and Inference: 7th International Conference, Diagrams 2012. [link]

  16. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot 2011. Formal verification of Web Services composition using linear logic and the pi-calculus. IEEE Ninth European Conference on Web Services. [link]
  17. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot 2011. A theorem proving framework for the formal verification of Web Services Composition. 7th International Workshop on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems. Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science. [link]

  18. Papapanagiotou, Fleuriot 2010. An Isabelle-like procedural mode for HOL Light. Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning: 17th International Conference, LPAR-17. [link]

  19. Papapanagiotou, Katsiouli, Tsetsos, Anagnostopoulos, Hadjiefthymiades 2006. RONTO: Relational to ontology schema matching. AIS SIGSEMIS BULLETIN. [link]

 

* Edinburgh Research Explorer contains Open Access PDF links to most of these papers.

Personal

I was born in Athens, Greece which I like to visit as often as possible.

I enjoy watching a number of TV series, as well as e-sports.

I play casual basketball regularly (contact me if interested to join).

Blog

https://medium.com/@PetrosPapapa