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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, in the Artificial Intelligence Group

My 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)




    If interested in joining our group as a PhD student, postdoc, or faculty, click  here. We can't take summer interns though.

Papers, Talks, Slides

Short Bio

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 a former Associate Editor of Artificial Intelligence and of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research  where he is a member of the Advisory Board. He is also a member of the EurAI board, a Fellow of AAAI and EurAI, and author of the book ``Default Reasoning: Causal and Conditional Theories'' , MIT Press, 1992, editor of "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.