Welcome to my personal page

I am a researcher on multiagent systems, BDI agent reasoning, normative reasoning and automated planning. I am currently an Associate Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, where I lead the Group on Autonomous Systems. I was head of the Scientific Committee of the School of Computer Science, and a member of the Teaching Board of the Computer Science undergraduate program for the period of 2014 to 2016. Finally, I am one of the co-founders of Gigabrain Ltd. a startup company that carries out research consultancy and post-processing of neuroimaging data. I currently hold CNPq's highly productive researcher fellowship, and have received the following professional recognitions:

Before my current position, I worked as a Project Scientist in Multiagent Systems at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University after completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the same university with Professor Katia Sycara. I obtained my PhD degree at King's College London, with a thesis on Extending agent languages for multiagent domains under the supervision of Professor Michael Luck and co-supervised by Professor Andrew Jones. I started my studies at the University of Southampton in 2005, and moved to King's College London in September of 2006.

Prior to my full-time academic career, I worked in the industry as a contractor for Hewlett-Packard Brazil, and worked on a variety of projects with some very interesting people. Previously I was a research assistant at FACIN/PUCRS, and an MSc student in Computer Science at PPGCC/PUCRS, where I also obtained my undergraduate degree. Information about my academic and professional career can be checked out in my complete CV, or in a more academic CV.

I chaired the following events over the years:

I currently serve in the program committee of the following conferences (and have served in the past):

I also regularly serve as a reviewer for the following journals:

Research Interests (and prospective students)

I always welcome new students interested in doing research, please contact me for possible MSc and PhD positions.

My research interests include Automated Planning, Machine Learning, Autonomous Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Artificial Intelligence in general. More recently, I have worked on various applications of AI to neuroscience in partnership with the Brain Institute of Rio Grande do Sul.