Alfonso E. Gerevini
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione,
Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi
Via Branze 38, I-25123 Brescia, Italia
last name at ing dot unibs dot it
Alfonso Emilio Gerevini is full professor ("professore ordinario") of Information Processing
Systems at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Brescia, Italy, where he coordinates the Doctorate Program in Computer Science/Enginieering and Control Systems. His scientific research is in the field of Artificial Intelligence, that is also his primary teaching area since 1998.
From 1989 to 1995 he worked as a research scientist at Istituto per la Ricerca
Scientifica e Tecnologica - IRST (currently Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Trento, Italy. In 1995, he joined
the University of Brescia, where from 1995 to 1998 he was assistant professor, from 1998 to 2004 he was associate professor, and since 2004 he is full professor. During these periods he has also been a visiting researcher at
of Computer Science of the University of Rochester (USA) for about two years, and at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Freiburg (Germany) for about six months.
Alfonso E. Gerevini is associate editor of Artificial Intelligence journal (Elsevier), editorial board member of Intelligenza Artificiale (IOS Press),
and senior program committee member of
IJCAI-2013 (23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence),
AAAI-2013 (27th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and
ICAPS-2013 (23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling).
Previously he served as member of the editorial board of
JAIR (the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research) and as a member of the program committees of many other international conferences and workshops.
In 2002, he participated in the 3rd International Planning Competition (IPC-3) as leader
of the research group developing LPG, the automated planner awarded best
fully-automated planner of IPC-3.
In 2004, he developed with his research group an extended version of LPG that was awarded at the 4th
International Planning Competition
In 2008 and 2011, he developed with his group PbP and PbP2, the planners that won the learning track of the 6th and 7th International Planning Competitions
In 2000 he was
co-chair of the First
International Summer School on AI Planning (2000);
in 2006 co-chair of the 5th International Planning
Competition (IPC-5) and co-chair of the Workshop on
Preferences and Soft Constraint in Planning (ICAPS 2006); in 2009
program co-chair of ICAPS-09
(the 19th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, 2009);
in 2010 chair of AI*IA-10
(the 10th Symposium on AI of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, 2010)
and co-chair of PlanSIG-10
(the 28th UK PlanSIG workshop on Planning & Scheduling joined with the 4th Italian Workshop on Planning & Scheduling, 2010).
In 2007 he was an invited speaker at TIME-07 (the 14th International Symposium on
Temporal Representation and Reasoning, 2007).
Alfonso Gerevini is author or
co-author of about 100 published papers on various aspects of
Artificial Intelligence. His main research interests focus on
fundamental and applied issues of knowledge representation,
automated reasoning and learning (especially related to planning), temporal and spatial
constraint-based reasoning and knowledge-based systems.
Publications (this list might not be completely updated; for the most recent papers, please send me email)
Teaching: Since 1996 he has been teaching at the University
of Brescia courses in artificial intelligence (1998-2012), introduction
to computer science and computer programming (1996-2012).
Main software developed:
(1999-2011), a fast planner based on local search techniques and planning graphs (with Ivan
Serina and Alessandro Saetti); Awarded at 3rd and 4th International Planning Competitions (2002 and 2004)
(2011-2012), a parameterized variant of LPG that can automatically tune its parameters to derive an efficient doman-optimized version of the planner (with Mauro Vallati, Chris Fawcett, Holger Hoos and Alessandro Saetti).
(1999 and 2006-07), a variant of LPG for fast adaptation/revision of a given plan (with Ivan Serina).
(2000 and 2008-09), another planning system for fast plan adaptation based on planning graphs, replanning windows and
heuristic goals (with Ivan Serina);
(1998-2008), an efficient system for the automatic inference of state invariants
in planning (with Len Schubert);
(2008-10), an automatic planning system combining domain-independent planning and HTN plannning
(with Ugur Kuter, Dana Nau, Alessandro Saetti, and Nathaniel Waisbrot);
(2008-12), a planning system based on an automatically configurable portfolio of planners
(with Alessandro Saetti and Mauro Vallati); Winner of the learning track of the 6th and 7th International Planning Competitions (2008/2011)
a flaw selection strategy for causal-link PO-planning (with Len
a method for precomputing the domains of operator parameters in
planning (with Len Schubert);
- TimeGraph-II (1992-94), a fast temporal
(with Len Schubert);
(2003-07), a C reimplementation of Timegraph-II with some extensions
(with Alessandro Saetti and two undergraduate students);
(2004-05), a semi-automatic Multi-Agent Agenda for planning and managing meetings
(with Pietro Baroni and Paolo Toninelli);