I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing and Engineering of the University of Huddersfield. I am a member of the PARK (Planning, Autonomy and Representation of Knowledge) research group, led by Lee McCluskey and Grigoris Antoniou.

I received my PhD in March 2012 from the University of Brescia. My supervisor was Alfonso Gerevini, co-supervisor Alessandro Saetti.
I worked at the planning group of the University of Brescia, as a postdoctoral research fellow, till September 2012. In October 2012 I moved to the University of Huddersfield, where I served as a research fellow till April 2016.

My main research interests are in Artificial Intelligence Planning and Argumentation. In particular I work on domain-independent planning, SAT-based planning, machine learning, abstract argumentation, portfolio approaches, heuristic search, genetic algorithms, and automatic algorithm configuration. I am also interested in the fields of innovative applications of AI in Medicine, and Computational Creativity.

  • An improved and automatically optimised version of ArgSemSAT won the PR track of the 2017 International Competition on Computational Models of Argumentation (ICCMA).

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Service in Doctoral Consortia
  • ICAPS 2016 doctoral consortium - DC mentor
  • ICAPS 2015 doctoral consortium - DC mentor