PhD in computer science, University of Alberta, Canada, 2006; MSc in computer science, University of Bucharest, Romania, 1998; BSc in computer science, University of Bucharest, Romania, 1997.
Skills and experience
Research staff member at IBM Research, Dublin since January 2012. Previously a (senior) researcher at NICTA, Australia, mirrored with similar-level adjunct positions at the Australian National University.
Research interests include artificial intelligence areas such as planning, heuristic search and path finding. Transportation problems are a main application domain.
Authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, and a few patent applications. Best paper award in the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, ICAPS 2009. Awarded in the International Grid-based Path Planning Competition GPPC 2012.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research JAIR. PC and Senior PC in top-tier conferences in artificial intelligence.
My motto about communication
Explaining simple things in a simple way is not simple.