Goran Trajkovski

Goran Trajkovski is the Director of Product Strategy and Design for IT/Engineering at Laureate Higher Education Group (Baltimore, MD, USA). Dr. Trajkovski holds a BSc in applied informatics, MSc in mathematical and computer sciences, and PhD in computer sciences from the University "Ss Cyril and Methodius," (Skopje, Macedonia). He was the Chair of the Department of Information Technologies of South University and associate professor of IT at its Savannah (GA) campus. He was previously the founding director of the Cognitive Agency and Robotics Laboratory (CARoL) at Towson University (MD, USA). The virtual version of CARoL now exists in Second Life. He has taught at Towson University (MD, USA), West Virginia University (WV, USA), and the University "Ss Cyril and Methodius," (Skopje, Macedonia). His research focuses on cognitive and developmental robotics, interaction, and emergent phenomena in agent societies. He is an affiliate of the Institute for Interactivist Studies at Lehigh University and a member of the organizing committee of the biannual Interactivist Summer Institutes. He has authored over 200 publications, including ten books and edited volumes. He has chaired two symposia for the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Trajkovski is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems, published by IGI Global. His work has been funded by the NSF, the National Academies of the Sciences, and OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project).

Publications

Developments in Intelligent Agent Technologies and Multi-Agent Systems: Concepts and Applications
Goran Trajkovski. © 2011. 396 pages.
Agent technologies and multi-agent systems is an emerging field of study that is unique in the sense that all efforts to build this discipline unite knowledge from different...
Cognitive Robotics and Multiagency in a Fuzzy Modeling Framework
Goran Trajkovski, Georgi Stojanov, Samuel Collins, Vladimir Eidelman, Chris Harman, Giovanni Vincenti. © 2011. 21 pages.
Fuzzy algebraic structures are a useful and flexible tool for modeling cognitive agents and their societies. In this article we propose a fuzzy algebraic framework where the...
Handbook of Research on Agent-Based Societies: Social and Cultural Interactions
Goran Trajkovski, Samuel G. Collins. © 2009. 436 pages.
In a given environment, agents interact with each other, imitating, communicating, exchanging, and competing. Based on these heterogeneous modalities of interaction, a variety of...
Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics
James Braman, Giovanni Vincenti, Goran Trajkovski. © 2009. 500 pages.
As technology becomes further meshed into our culture and everyday lives, new mediums and outlets for creative expression and innovation are necessary. The Handbook of Research...
Cognitive Robotics and Multiagency in a Fuzzy Modeling Framework
Goran Trajkovski, Georgi Stojanov, Samuel Collins, Vladimir Eidelman, Chris Harman, Giovanni Vincenti. © 2009. 24 pages.
Fuzzy algebraic structures are a useful and flexible tool for modeling cognitive agents and their societies. In this article we propose a fuzzy algebraic framework where the...
Mapping Hybrid Agencies Through Multiagent Systems
Samuel G. Collins, Goran Trajkovski. © 2009. 13 pages.
In this chapter, we give an overview of the results of a Human-Robot Interaction experiment, in a near zerocontext environment. We stimulate the formation of a network joining...
Fuzzy Mediation in Shared Control and Online Learning
Giovanni Vincenti, Goran Trajkovski. © 2009. 23 pages.
This chapter presents an innovative approach to the field of information fusion. Fuzzy mediation differentiates itself from other algorithms, as this approach is dynamic in...
Attack of the Rainbow Bots: Generating Diversity through Multi-Agent Systems
Samuel G. Collins, Goran P. Trajkovski. © 2008. 36 pages.
Many in IT education—following on more than twenty years of multicultural critique and theory—have integrated “diversity” into their curricula. But while this is certainly...
An Imitation-Based Approach to Modeling Homogenous Agents Societies
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 340 pages.
As interest in computer, cognitive, and social sciences grow, the need for alternative approaches to models in related-disciplines thrives. An Imitation-Based Approach to...
On Our Four Foci
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 13 pages.
In this chapter we give a brief overview of the history and the key developments of the concepts of agents and multi-agent systems that are relevant to the book, as preliminaries...
On Agency
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 7 pages.
In this chapter, we present the Interactionist-Expectative Theory on Agency and Learning (IETAL). Our intention is to provide remedies for the observed deficiencies in the...
On Drives
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 9 pages.
In this chapter we briefly overview the connections between drives, motivations, and actions in an agent. Drives take a central place in our agents and influence significantly...
On IETAL, Algebraically
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 10 pages.
In this chapter, we formalize the Interactivist-Expectative Theory of Agency and Learning (IETAL) agent in an algebraic framework and focus on issues of learnability based on...
On Learning
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 13 pages.
In this chapter we explain how Interactivist-Expectative Theory of Agency and Learning (IETAL) agents learn their environment and how they build their intrinsic, internal...
On IETAL, Fuzzy Algebraically
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 9 pages.
Based on the material presented in Appendix A and B, in this chapter we give alternatives to the definition of agent using fuzzy algebraic structures. The notion of intrinsic...
On Agent Societies
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 9 pages.
In this chapter we propose a model for a multi-agent society, based on expectancy and interaction. Based on results on imitations, we proposed a multi-agent version of the...
On Concepts and Emergence of Language
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 22 pages.
The existing theories of concept formation involve categorization based upon the physical features that differentiate the concept. Physical features do not provide the...
On Emergent Phenomena: If I'm Not in Control, Then Who Is? The Politics of Emergence in Multi-Agent Systems
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 23 pages.
“Emergence” is itself emergent; although originating in the context of the “sciences of complexity” — i.e., life sciences, cybernetics, multiagent systems research, and...
On MASim: A Gallery of Behaviors in Small Societies
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 20 pages.
In this chapter we overview our simulation environment (Multi-Agent Systems Simulations [MASim]) that we developed, with the intention of studying behaviors in smaller societies...
On a Software Platform for MASIVE Simulations
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 31 pages.
Pattern-Aided Simulated Interaction Context Learning Experiment (POPSICLE) Agent Simulator began as a sample project in object-oriented agent programming, but quickly grew into a...
On a Robotic Platform for MASIVE-Like Experiments
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 17 pages.
This chapter overviews a robotic platform developed at our Cognitive Agency and Robotics Laboratory (CARoL, n.d.) for the purpose of carrying out Interactivist-Expectative Theory...
On the POPSICLE Experiments
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 28 pages.
This chapter presents an empirical investigation executed with the purpose of calibrating parameters of the Interactivist-Expectative Theory of Agency and Learning (IETAL) and...
On an Evolutionary Approach to Language
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 19 pages.
The focus of this chapter is the explanation of a method for allowing languages to emerge within a multi-agent system. The need for such a method tends to be in larger...
On Future Work
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 13 pages.
This chapter concludes the book by stating open questions and directions for further research. Some of the topics that we focus on here are the interaction between the human and...
Appendix A
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 32 pages.
The first part of this appendix presents three approaches in defining the fuzzy version (generalization) of the mathematical graph structure: graphs with fuzzy vertices, graphs...
Appendix B
Goran Trajkovski. © 2007. 28 pages.
What motivates people? Why do they behave as they do? For that matter, why do people do anything at all? Questions like these have persisted over 100 years of psychology despite...
Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies
Goran Trajkovski. © 2006. 319 pages.
Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies sheds light on the status of diversity in the field of IT education. It identifies a wide range of...
Attack of the Rainbow Bots: Generating Diversity through Multi-Agent Systems
Samuel G. Collins, Goran Trajkovski. © 2006. 46 pages.
Many in IT education—following on more than twenty years of multicultural critique and theory—have integrated “diversity” into their curricula. But while this is certainly...
Tessellations: A Tool for Diversity Infusions in the Curriculum
Reza Sarhangi, Gabriele Meiselwitz, Goran Trajkovski. © 2006. 18 pages.
Introducing diversity topics in the natural, mathematical and computer sciences is a hard task, since these disciplines are traditionally labeled as “diversity-unfriendly,” due...
Training Faculty for Diversity Infusion in the IT Curriculum
Goran Trajkovski. © 2006. 30 pages.
In this chapter we offer a flexible training environment and strategies for diversity infusion in the Information Technology curriculum. The chapter overviews “My First Diversity...