Department of Computer Science,
Royal Holloway University of London
I am a professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Computer Science of Royal Holloway University of London. My research is in AI and Robotics and focuses on autonomous decision making.
My research has been regularly published in top-ranked AI and robotics journals and conferences, for example, Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ), Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. My paper "Through the Lens of Sequence Submodularity" received the ICAPS-2020 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award.
My projects revolve around applying AI and advanced robotics to challenging environments. Currently, I am the co-PI of three projects funded by Innovate UK and industry: VersaTile, SoAR and Demeter. I am also the co-PI of the project SMaILE funded by Compagnia San Paolo, and I lead a Leverhulme grant on game theory for large-scale decision-making. In 2019-21, I was the co-PI of three projects funded by Innovate UK under the program "Robots for a Safer World": MIMRee, Prometheus and Connect-R.
I am the Director of the MSc in Artificial Intelligence at Royal Holloway, and I teach three of its core modules: AI Principles and Techniques, Intelligent Autonomous Agents and Ethics in Advanced Computing and AI. Previously, I taught Interconnected Devices and Wireless Sensor Networks in the MSc in the Internet of Things. In 2019, I was the General Chair of the 3rd Summer School on Cognitive Robotics.
I am a guest editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal Special Issue "Risk-Aware Autonomous Systems: Theory and Practice". The Impact Factor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal is 9.088, ranking it 11 out of 139 in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence. The other guest editors are Prof. Luca Carlone (MIT), Dr Ashkan Jasour (JPL), Prof. Andreas Krause (ETH Zurich), Prof. George Pappas (University of Pennsylvania), Prof. Brian Williams (MIT) and Prof. Yisong Yue (Caltech).