Raina Zakir

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Av. F. Roosevelt 50, CP 194/6 B-1050, Brussels, Belgium


I am a Ph.D. student at the IRIDIA, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies on Artificial Intelligence, of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium. My study focuses on "Resiliency of collective decision making in robot swarms" under the supervision of Dr. Andreagiovanni Reina and Prof. Marco Dorigo, with a scholarship funded by TRAIL — Walloon Trusted AI Labs — with the ARIAC Project.


N. Antonic, R.Zakir , M.Dorigo, A.Reina. Collective robustness of heterogeneous decision-makers against stubborn individuals. accepted in AAMAS 2024.
A. Reina, R. Zakir , G. De Masi, E. Ferrante. Cross-inhibition leads to group consensus despite the presence of strongly opinionated minorities and asocial behaviour. Communications Physics 6: 236, 2023.
R. Zakir , M. Dorigo, A. Reina. Robot Swarms Break Decision Deadlocks in Collective Perception through Cross-inhibition. In Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS), LNCS 13491: 209-221. Springer, Cham, 2022.
G. D. Masi, J. Prasetyo, R. Zakir, N. Mankovskii, E. Ferrante. Robot swarm democracy: the importance of informed individuals against zealots. Swarm Intelligence 15:315–338, 2021.
J. Prasetyo, G. D. Masi, R. Zakir, M. Alkilabi, E. Tuci, E. Ferrante. A bio-inspired spatial defence strategy for collective decision making in self-organized swarms. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2021), ACM Press, 2021.
Z. Firat, E. Ferrante, R. Zakir , J. Prasetyo, E. Tuci. Group-Size Regulation in Self-organized Aggregation in Robot Swarms. In Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS), LNCS 12421. Springer, Cham, 2022.
  1. Experiences

    Associate cybersec researcher

    June. 2017 - Aug. 2017
  2. Intern-WFP

    June. 2016 - Sep. 2016
  3. Education

    BSc. Computing security

    2014 - 2018
  4. MSc. Robotics

    2018 - 2020