Professor Maurice Pagnucco
Deputy Dean (Education)
Dean's Unit, Level 6, Building K17,
Faculty of Engineering,
University of New South Wales,
NSW, 2052, AUSTRALIA
Telephone: +61 2 9385 5000
I am the Deputy Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW. I was previously the Head of the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from July 2010 to September 2019. I am a Professorial Fellow at the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, Deputy Director of Creative Robotics Lab (CRL) and Co-Director of the Intelligent Environments Lab. I was the President (mid-2016 -- mid-2018) and the Immediate Past President (mid-2018 -- mid-2020) of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT (ACDICT). I was previously Chair of NICTA (now Data61; Australia’s national ICT centre of excellence) University Partner Committee and Chair, NSW Steering Committee for Digital Careers.
We are recruiting a Research Associate. Please see the job post here.
My Ph.D. dissertation is entitled The Role of Abductive Reasoning within the Process of Belief Revision (click on this link to view the abstract and, if you wish, download a gzip'ed postscript version). It deals mainly with the belief revision framework developed by Alchourrón, Gärdenfors and Makinson (AGM) and uses this theory to investigate various abductive belief revision operators. My broader research interests involve general approaches to belief revision and to reasoning about actions, including computational aspects, and approaches to abduction/explanation and their applications. I am also interested in the areas of theory revision and scientific theory formation.
My main research interests lie in Artificial Intelligence:
- Cognitive Robotics
- Belief Change
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Reasoning About Actions
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Competitive Research Grants
A list of the competitive grants with which I have been involved can be accessed here.
Research Projects for Students
I am actively recruiting PhD, Masters by Research, Postgraduate Coursework Masters research project and Honours/Thesis students. The following link provides a description of some of my current research projects. Interested candidates with relevant academic background please send me an email including your CV and transcripts.
You can follow this link for Honours project suggestions (requires a CSE student login).
- COMP4418: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (Term 3)
- COMP9491: Applied Artificial Intelligence (Term 2)
- Vertically Integrated Projects (Terms 1 + 2 + 3; see above)
- ENGG2600: Engineering Vertically Integrated Project (Terms 1 + 2 + 3)
- ENGG3600: Engineering Vertically Integrated Project (Terms 1 + 2 + 3)
- ENGG4600: Engineering Vertically Integrated Project (Terms 1 + 2 + 3)