Author: Toni Conde
Dr. Toni Conde obtained his PhD on Computer Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), School of Computer and Communication Sciences in 2006. Has been awarded the 2007 prize of the City of Lausanne in recognition of his PhD thesis, entitled “Computer Graphics Methods for Learning Autonomous Virtual Agents”. He spends his time between consulting (ICT Audit and Technology Strategist) and CyberHope activities (http://www.cyberhope.org). Professional career : EPFL; EM Microelectronic-Marin Ltd. (the Swatch Group Ltd.); Conde + Partners Consultants Ltd. and Neuron Research Ltd. (two start-ups sold to a European major company in software engineering and consulting); Advisor for the foundation of Marvel Communications Ltd. - Web Intelligence company (the Swissquote Group Ltd.); Advisor for the foundation of Qualimatest Ltd. (measurement and computer science); Ingenia Systems Ltd.; Various executive positions held with Swisscom Ltd including: Senior Consultant, Manager of Consulting and Design, Head of Account Specialized Sales, Head of department, Principal Expert and Head of Consulting Services; NetExpert Ltd. with the executive position of Principal Consultant. Consultant for various multinational companies, banks and international organizations; Speaker on ICT-related topics; Member of numerous committees. Academic career: During 1988-2001, Senior lecturer at The Western University of Applied Sciences HES-SO in Computer and Communications Sciences (Teaching: C/C++, Advanced Computer Science and Communication Systems). Nominated by IEEE Senior member in 1998, Computer Society. International Program Committee Intelligent Virtual Agents 2005 and Computer Animation and Social Agents 2006.
Conde, Toni, Thalmann, Daniel (2006): An integrated perception for autonomous virtual agents: active and predictive perception. In Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation, 17 (3) pp. 457-468. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cav.148
Conde, Toni, Thalmann, Daniel (2004): An artificial life environment for autonomous virtual agents with multi-sensorial and mult. In Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation, 15 (3) pp. 311-318. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cav.34
Conde, Toni, Thalmann, Daniel (2005): Autonomous Virtual Agents Learning a Cognitive Model and Evolving. In: Panayiotopoulos, Themis, Gratch, Jonathan, Aylett, Ruth, Ballin, Daniel, Olivier, Patrick, Rist, Thomas (eds.) IVA 2005 - Intelligent Virtual Agents - 5th International Working Conference September 12-14, 2005, Kos, Greece. pp. 88-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11550617_8
Conde, Toni, Tambellini, William, Thalmann, Daniel (2003): Behavioural Animation of Autonomous Virtual Agents Helped by Reinforcement Learning. In: Rist, Thomas, Aylett, Ruth, Ballin, Daniel, Rickel, Jeff (eds.) IVA 2003 - Intelligent Agents - 4th International Workshop September 15-17, 2003, Kloster Irsee, Germany. pp. 175-180. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2792/27920175.htm