Professor Nick Jennings CB, FREng is Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) at Imperial College and is also a Professor of Artificial Intelligence. Before joining Imperial, Nick was the Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security. He is an internationally-recognized authority in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, cybersecurity and agent-based computing. He has undertaken fundamental research on automated bargaining, mechanism design, trust and reputation, coalition formation, human-agent collectives and crowd sourcing. He has also pioneered the application of multi-agent technology; developing real-world systems in domains such as business process management, smart energy systems, sensor networks, disaster response, telecommunications, citizen science and defence.