Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Contracts and Grants with Industry
Other Grants and Activities

Section: Overall Objectives

Highlights of the year

Jörg Hoffmann succeed the INRIA DR2 competitive selection and joined the MAIA team on november 2009. He obtained a PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 2002, with a thesis that won the ECCAI Dissertation Award (the yearly award for the best European PhD thesis in AI). He subsequently worked in postdoctoral positions at Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, Saarbrücken, Germany; at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA; at the University of Innsbruck, Austria; and at SAP Research, Karlsruhe, Germany. Jörg obtained his Habilitation from the University of Innsbruck in April 2009, and joined INRIA as a Directeur de Recherche in October 2009. His research is centered around the design and analysis of algorithms for addressing hard search problems in AI and related areas, notably Automatic Planning, Model Checking, and Semantic Technologies. Jörg has published more than 80 papers in international journals, conferences, and workshops, receiving best paper awards from ICAPS (the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling) in 2004 and 2007, and from JAIR (the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research) in 2005. He is a regular PC and SPC member of international AI conferences such as AAAI, ECAI, and IJCAI. He serves on the Editorial Board of JAIR, and is a Conference Chair of ICAPS 2010. Further information is available on his homepage at


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