I am a Computer Scientist employed as a Researcher at the NICTA Canberra Research Lab. I have adjunct appointments with the Australian National University College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Griffith University Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems. From November 2008 until August 2011 I was with the Intelligent Robotics Lab at the University of Birmingham. From May 2006 until November 2008 I was a Researcher with Abdul Sattar's "SAFE Agents Work Package" based at the NICTA Brisbane Research Lab. Before that I was a PhD student at the Computer Sciences Laboratory at the Australian National University.
Planning – switching, decision-theoretic planning, relational generalisation, non-Markovian rewards and dynamics, and control knowledge
Transport Science – Optimising Route Geometry
Machine Learning – Relational reinforcement learning, policy gradient, explanation based (analytical) learning
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning -- reasoning about actions, semantic web (ontology) and description logic
Search – bistate pruning, stochastic local search, anytime algorithms
Dr Charles Gretton
Locked Bag 8001
Canberra, ACT 2601
+61 2 62676326
+61 2 62676230
(2013, co-lecturer) “Australian National University – COMP3620 – Artificial Intelligence”
(2012, supervisor and assessor) Project Courses COMP3006,COMP3006, COMP3740, and COMP8740.
(2012, co-lecturer) “Australian National University – COMP3620 – Artificial Intelligence”
(2006; co-lecturer with Duc-Nghia Pham) “Griffith University – 6206INT – Advanced Topics in Info Tech B”
(2003; tutor) “Australian National University -- COMP2310 -- Concurrent and Distributed Systems”
Mr Fazlul Hasan Siddiqui
Dr Silvia Richter :: 2007-2011, PhD Degree Conferred on 6th of May 2011:: webpage
Dr Nathan Robinson :: 2007-2012, PhD Degree Conferred on 20th of June 2012 webpage
ay-Also-Plan – co-author with Juhan Ernits. Runner up at the Sequential Multi-Core track of the International Planning Competition, 2011. This was a very surprising result for us, as the system was designed for massively parallel compute clusters, not a 4 CPU/ 8 core machine. The winning entry at IPC-2011 was Arvand Herd by Hootan Nakhost et al.
c++-0x libraries I had written in 2008-09 for CogX. CAST_RPC makes writing procedural interactions between CAST (CoSy Architecture Schema Toolkit) components easy. And cassandra is a Parsing Expression Grammar based on Colin Hirsch's pegtl (Parsing Expression Grammar Template Library) for parsing POMDP problem files. The latter now includes Finite-State Controller evaluation and improvement functionality.
gNovelty+-T and gNovelty-V2 (2009) – second author with Duc-Nghia Pham. 1st place in the random category threaded track (also the only entry), and 2nd place in the serial track.
ayPlan (2008) -- Cost-optimal (also has a satisficing mode) state-based propositional planning (this is a module from CO-Plan)
Evacuator (2007) -- co-author with Duc-Nghia Pham. Simulates pedestrian evacuation from the Brisbane CBD (email me for details)
gNovelty+ -- second author with Duc-Nghia Pham. 1st place in the random category of the 2007 SAT competition
RRL (2004 / 2005) -- see my ICAPS-07 paper
NMRDPP (2003) – first author with David Price and Sylvie Thiébaux. Non-Markovian Reward Decision Process Planner. 2nd place in the open and control knowledge tracks of the 2004 International Probabilistic Planning Competition
Some interesting music (7/1998, 9/1998)
My brother has released a CD of 20th century guitar music. Order it here.
1939 -- 7,277 :: <<It was a period
when a literary panning, published in a review, could give you
think about for thirty years.>>
-- from :: "Sartre: The Philosopher of the Twentieth Century'', Bernhard-Henri Lévy.