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Research interests:
My research focuses on artificial intelligence, especially in areas of optimisation like constraint programming and scheduling. I am particularly interested on the interface between (distributed) optimisation, social choice, game theory and machine learning. What does that mean in practice? For example, how do we divide some contested resources between multiple agents? Or how do we dispatch taxis to incoming jobs, and learn better performance over time?

Research groups:
I have been Program Leader, and Scientific Director at NICTA, Australia. I am currently Research Group Leader in the Optimisation Research Group at NICTA. I am also a conjoint professor at the School of CSE in UNSW, as well as external professor at Uppsala University. I currently lead the Algorithmic Decision Theory research group. I am also a member of the COMIC multi-site research group which brings together members of the COconut and the miMIC groups. You can read more in a short online biography.

Awards and Grants:
2011-2013, AOARD, $500k, "Lifelong Optimisation".
2009-2011, AOARD, $200k, "Optimisation and Learning".
2002-2007, SFI principal investigator, "Sensitivity Analysis, Solution Stability and Uncertainty in Constraint Programming", Eur 1.5million (project pages)
2002-2003, EPSRC visiting fellowship (investigator), Applying HR to Zariski Spaces, £59k
2001-2004, EU Network of Excellence, CologNet (area coordinator), Automated Reasoning, £40k
2001-2003, EPSRC grant, Stochastic Constraint Programming, £105k
2000-2003, EPSRC grant, Automatic Generation of Implied Constraints, £245k
1999-2004, EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship, £250k
1999-2002, EPSRC grant, Automatic Conjecture Making in Mathematics, £170k
1996-1999, EPSRC grant, Constrainedness of Computational Problems, £158k
1994-1996, HCM Marie-Curie PostDoc Fellowship, Trento, £70k
1993-1994, HCM Marie-Curie PostDoc Fellowship, Nancy, £35k
1992, Royal Society European Exchange Fellowship, £3k
1991, British Council/CNR award, £3k
1990-1992, SERC PostDoctoral Fellowship, £70k
1983-1986, Open Scholarship, Cambridge, £300