Congratulations to our PhD student Mr Jianye Hao, a Ph.D. student supervised by Prof. Leung Ho Fung, who won the 1st place as well as the "Best in Discounted Domains" Award in the third Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC 2012).

The aim for the entrants to the competition is to develop an autonomous negotiation agent as well as submit a negotiation scenario. Performance of the agents will then be evaluated in a tournament setting, where each agent is matched with all other submitted agents, and each pair of agents will negotiate in each submitted negotiation scenario. Negotiations are repeated several times to obtain statistically significant results. The winning agent will be the one with the highest overall score.

There were 17 agents from different parts of the world that participated in the Competition, among which 8 were selected after a qualifying round to enter the final round. Jianye's agent was ranked 1st in both the qualifying round and final round.

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