I am a Reader at the School of Computing and Engineering of the University of Huddersfield. I was awarded my PhD in Italy, at the University of Brescia, in 2012. After that, I joined the PARK research group at the University of Huddersfield, as a research fellow in areas of automated planning. I then got a Senior Lecturership in May 2016, and moved to a Readership in August 2020.
My main research interests are in artificial intelligence planning and argumentation. In particular I work on domain-independent planning, SAT-based planning, machine learning, abstract argumentation, portfolio approaches, heuristic search, genetic algorithms, and automatic algorithm configuration. I am also interested in the fields of innovative applications of AI in medicine, and computational creativity.