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 current work focuses on automated planning and decision making, decision automation, distributed and multi-agent planning, process automation, and task monitoring. 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 and distributed planning. My consulting work involves business process automation and integration, real-time event monitoring and analysis, user interfaces for e-commerce, algorithms for autonomous exploration for NASA's rovers, satelite mission scheduling, and real-time decision making. 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