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Research Interests

I enjoy almost anything that has to do with Artificial Intelligence, but mostly work on heuristic search, multi-agent planning, automated diagnosis, learning model for planning, and using AI for better Software Engineering. 

Current Roles

  • Faculty member at the Dept. of Software and Information Systems Engineering, in Ben Gurion University (BGU)

  • Vice Head of the Software Engineering program in BGU

  • Associate Editor and Chair of the Award-Winning Papers track in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). 

Open positions

I am currently looking for motivated Ph.D. students and Post-doctoral researchers to work with me on funded projects in the following topics:

  • Safe model-free planning (funded by NSF-BSF)

  • Applicable, lifelong, Multi-Agent Pathfinding

  • Automated generation of software requirements

  • Learning action models for planning

Contact me at first_name.last_name @


  • ICAPS 2023 is coming! I'm honored to be one of the Program Chairs, together with Mauro Vallati and Sven Koenig. See details here.

  • The paper on "Learning Safe Numeric Action Models" was accepted and presented in AAAI 2023. Joint work with Argaman Mordoch and Brendan Juba. 

  • The paper on "Distributed Spectrum-based Fault Localization" was accepted and presented in AAAI 2023. Joint work with Avraham Natan and Meir Kalech. 

  • The paper on "Multi Agent Path Finding Under Obstacle Uncertainty" was accepted to ICAPS 2023. Joint work with Bar Shofer and Guy Shani. 

  • The paper on "Heuristic Search For Physics-Based Problems: Angry Birds in PDDL+" was accepted to ICAPS 2023. Joint work with Wiktor Piotrowski, Yoni Sher, Sachin Grover, and Shiwali Mohan. 


A picture from the International Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS) 2019 at Napa, CA. 

Group photo from the internatinoal Symposium on Comabinatorial Search (SoCS) 2019 at Napa, CA, USA. Thanks to William Yeoh and Pavel Surynek for organizing and chairing it.
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