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
I have held appointments with INRIA and CSIRO. In 2008, I was on long service leave and on sabbatical at LAAS-CNRS. 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 2009-2011, I was NICTA's Canberra Laboratory director (150 staff and PhD students).
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.
Service to the community:
Service to the university:
The projects I am offering are described here.
Competitive PhD scholarships are available either directly via ANU or via NICTA, but in both cases, students will be enrolled at and will receive a degree from the ANU and need to apply via the ANU application system. For information about graduate programs and links to application forms, click here. For more information about PhD scholarships, click here.
The slides of a presentation, focused on NICTA activities, which I gave to prospective honours and PhD students in 2010, can be found here.