Hector Geffner

I am a researcher at the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)
and a professor at the  Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions (DTIC),
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where I head the Artificial Intelligence Group

My mailing address is:

Hector Geffner
DTIC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
C/Roc Boronat 138, Office 55.213
E-08018 Barcelona, Spain

+34 93 542 2563 (voice)
+34 93 542 2451  (fax)



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Biographical Information

Hector Geffner got his Ph.D at  UCLA  with a dissertation that was co-winner of the 1990 ACM Dissertation Award. He  then worked as Staff Research Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in NY, USA and at the Universidad Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela. He is currently  a researcher at the ICREA and a professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He is Associate Editor of Artificial Intelligence and former Associate Editor and current member of the Advisory Board of the  Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. He is  Fellow of AAAI and ECCAI, author of the book ``Default Reasoning: Causal and Conditional Theories'' , MIT Press, 1992, editor of the book "Heuristics, Probability, and Causality: a Tribute to Judea Pearl" along with R. Decther and Joe Halpern, College Publications, 2010, and author with Blai Bonet of  "A Concise Introduction to Models and Methods for Automated Planning",  Morgan and Claypool, 2013. Hector is interested in computational models of reasoning, action, planning, learning, and social interaction that are domain-general and can scale up, among many other things.