Sylvie Thiébaux

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Artificial Intelligence Group
College of Engineering & Computer Science
The Australian National University

Telephone: (+61) 2 6125 8678
Address: Hanna Neumann Building, 145 Science Road, ANU, Canberra ACT 2600


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My educational background includes a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from
National Institute of Applied Sciences in 1991, a M.Sc. from Florida Tech in 1992, and a Ph.D. from University of Rennes in 1995, all in Computer Science.

I have held appointments with INRIA and CSIRO. Since 2001, I have been with the Australian National University, and from 2003 to 2018, I was a contributor to National ICT Australia (wich became Data61 in 2016). In 2008, I was on long service leave and on sabbatical at LAAS-CNRS. In 2009-2011, I was NICTA's Canberra Laboratory director (150 staff and PhD students).

I am a AAAI Fellow and Co-Editor in Chief of the Artificial Intelligence journal.

Research Interests

I am a member of ANU's Planning and Optimisation Group which is part of of the Artificial Intelligence Area. My interests within AI include planning, scheduling, model-based diagnosis, search, and reasoning under uncertainty. My current research focuses on developing planning, scheduling, and diagnosis techniques that can handle larger and more complex problems featuring uncertainty, mixed discrete-continuous dynamics, and coordination among multiple entities. I am investigating applications of these techniques to future energy systems.

Recent Awards

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Australian Research Council: ANU and NICTA: Other:

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Prospective Students:

If you are contemplating doing your summer scholarship project, honours project, Masters project, or a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, please contact me, before applying via the usual channels.

ANU: See the projects I am offering and information about competitive PhD scholarships.

Federal University of Toulouse: two PhD scholarships are currently available.

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