I am a professor of Computer Science at ANU. I received a PhD in computer science from the University of Rennes and CNRS in 1995, and before joining the ANU, I held research appointments with the national research centers INRIA in France and with CSIRO in Australia. In the recent past, I was the director of NICTA's Canberra Laboratories, home to 150 researchers and PhD students, and the Associate Dean Research for the College of Engineering and Computer Science. I am an associate editor of the Artificial Intelligence journal (AIJ) and a Councilor of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). I am a former president of the board of directors of International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), co-chair of ICAPS-07, and associate editor of JAIR.