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I am interested in intelligent systems that have to operate in large, nondeterministic, nonstationary or only partially known domains. Most of my research centers around techniques for decision making (planning and learning) that enable single situated agents (such as robots or decision-support systems) and teams of agents to act intelligently in their environments and exhibit goal-directed behavior in real-time, even if they have only incomplete knowledge of their environment, imperfect abilities to manipulate it, limited or noisy perception or insufficient reasoning speed. I believe that finding good solutions to these problems requires approaches that cut across many different fields and, consequently, my research draws on areas such as artificial intelligence, decision theory, and operations research. Applications of my research include planetary exploration, supply-chain management, medicine, crisis management (such as oil-spill containment), robotics and real-time games (entertainment, serious games, training and simulation).
Computer Science Department
University of Southern California (USC)
300 Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL)
941 W 37th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781