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, knowledge engineering, SATisfiability, 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, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Computational Creativity.


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  • RCUK Catapult Researchers in Residence (Transport) project AI4ME (Principal Investigator)
  • FOAK Innovate UK - SBRI project SimplifAI (co-Investigator)
  • NERC project SimplifAI (co-Investigator)

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