Ronen Brafman


Department of Computer Science
Ben-Gurion University

P.O. Box 653
Beer-Sheva, 84105 Israel
Office: Bld 37, Room 209
Phone: 08-6428041
Fax: 08-6472909

About My Work

My interests lie in the area of automated planning, decision automation, probabilistic expert systems, reinforcement learning, and process automation. They encompass different tasks that allow a system (or an agent) to perform some of its tasks in an automatic or autonomous manner. More technically, my academic research spans areas such as classical and decision-theoretic planning and decision-making, preference modeling and preference elicitation, preference-based optimization, agent models, and (multi-agent) reinforcement-learning. My consulting work involves business process automation and integration, real-time event monitoring and analysis, user interfaces for e-commerce, and algorithms for autonomous exploration for NASA's rovers. See my research overview for more details.

What's Hot in Planning talk, from AAAI'12.  

An introductory tutorial on preference handling (text)   (slides)

Slides from KR/ICAPS invited talk on planning and preference

Command & Control Application Demo from YouTube  + Article on preference rule