Javier Segovia-Aguas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
AI & ML Group
email: javier/dot/segovia/at/upf/dot/edu

Short Bio

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Research group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), where I also teach Artificial Intelligence (AI). I was previously a post-doctoral researcher in the H2020 IMAGINE project in the Perception and Manipulation group (2018-2020) at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI, CSIC-UPC). In 2019, my PhD thesis at UPF was awarded with the best european dissertation award in AI, sponsored by EurAI, and in 2020 I obtained a Juan de la Cierva - Formación fellowship. In 2018, I held a visiting appointment at The University of Melbourne (AUS). My main research interests are in automated planning and machine learning, where solutions to complex sequential-decision problems are in the form of programs or policies, and extending these ideas to learning high-level models from raw data, and computing hierarchical and provably general solutions. This research may has an impact in other fields such as robotics, software engineering, cybersecurity, and even computational biology.

Recognition of Achievements

  • EurAI Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award 2018
    Thesis: Program Synthesis for Generalized Planning
  • IJCAI 2016 Distinguished Paper Award
    Paper: Hierarchical Finite State Controllers for Generalized Planning
  • IJCAI-ECAI 2022 Sister Conferences Best Papers
    Paper: Computing Programs for Generalized Planning as Heuristic Search (Extended Abstract)
  • Juan de la Cierva - Formación 2019
    Competitive fellowship awarded by the Spanish government

Community Service

  • Chair of IJCAI-21 workshop on Generalization in Planning
  • Chair of AAAI-20 workshop on Generalization in Planning
Journal Reviewer
  • Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ)
  • Machine Learning Journal (MLJ)
  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)
  • Mechatronics
Conference Senior Program Committee
  • IJCAI (2021)
Conference Program Committee
  • AAAI (2020-22)
  • IJCAI (2020-22)
  • ICAPS (2019-22)
  • ICRA (2020)
  • RO-MAN (2020)
Workshop Program Committee
  • IJCAI-ECAI 2022 workshop on Generalization in Planning (GenPlan '22)
  • IJCLR 2021 workshop on Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming (AAIP '21)
  • AAAI - Student Abstracts (2019-21)


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