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 improved patient-provider communication and for better Software Engineering. 

Current Roles

  • Faculty member at the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering, in Ben Gurion University

  • Principal Scientist in Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

  • Associate Editor for 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:

  • Multi-agent planning (funded by ISF)

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

  • Hierarchical adversarial multi-agent planning (funded by DARPA) 


  • The paper "Playing Angry Birds with a Domain-Independent PDDL+ Planner" has been accepted to ICAPS 2021 demo track! joint work with Wiktor Piotrowski, Roni Stern, Matthew Klenk, Shiwali Mohan, Jacob Le and Johan de Kleer.  

  • The paper "Safe Learning of Lifted Action Models" has been accepted to KR 2021! joint work with Brendan Juba and Hai Le. 

  • The paper "Minimal Cardinality Diagnosis in Problems with Multiple Observations" has been accepted to the Diagnostics journal! joint work with Meir Kalech and Ester Lazebnik. 

  • Excited and honored to take the role of Associate Editor for the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)

  • The paper "Analysis of Classical Multi Agent Path Finding Algorithms" has been accepted to SoCS 2021! joint work with Omri Kaduri and Eli Boyarski 


A picture from the International Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS) 2019 at Napa, CA. I hope we will be able to meet in person in SoCS 2021 (although the virtual SoCS was also great!) 

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.