Assoc. Professor Nir Lipovetzky

Nir Lipovetzky is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. His interests span across research areas in AI planning, search, learning, verification, and intention recognition with a special focus on how to introduce novel approaches to the problem of inference in sequential decision problems. He’s also interested in building bridges with other research areas, such as autonomous systems for agriculture and computational sustainability problems. He is developing tools to transfer technology from research to industry and education.

He maintains the Lightweight Automated Planning ToolKiT (LAPKT) and Planning as a Service (PaaS), aimed to make your life easier if your purpose is to create, use or extend basic to advanced Automated Planners; Planimation, aimed to visualise solutions using declarative programming; and, a suite of tools for teaching AI planning. His contributions were recognized through best-paper / best-student-paper /dissertation / system-demonstration / best-planners awards from international conferences such as ICAPS/AAMAS and the Early Career spotlight at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2021). More info:

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