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I am a Lecturer (i.e., Assistant Professor) in the DSAI at Monash University, the AI and ML theme coordinator for Building 4.0 CRC, an associate investigator for OPTIMA ARC, and an academic supervisor for Monash DeepNeuron. I have earned my Ph.D. (2020) on the topic of optimal planning with deep neural networks, my MASc. (2016) on the topic of least-commitment partial-order planning and my BASc. in Industrial Engineering (2014) from University of Toronto. I was also a Postgraduate Affiliate with the Vector Institute and a visiting researcher at the Australian National University.

Research interests

My research is in the intersection of sequential decision making, mathematical optimisation and machine learning. I am currently offering the following Ph.D. projects:

  1. Safe Continuous-time Automated Decision Making with Mathematical Optimisation

  2. Safe Neuro-symbolic Automated Decision Making with Mathematical Optimisation

  3. Measures of Simplicity in Optimisation-based Machine Learning (with David Dowe)

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Optimal Planning with Learned Neural Network Transition Models, Ph.D., University of Toronto

1 Sept 201614 Apr 2020

Award Date: 18 Jun 2020

Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Models for Least-Commitment Partial-Order Planning, M.A.Sc., University of Toronto

1 Sept 20147 Nov 2016

Award Date: 15 Mar 2017

Industrial Engineering, B.A.Sc., University of Toronto

1 Sept 201018 Jun 2014

Award Date: 18 Jun 2014

Research area keywords

  • Automated Planning
  • Operations Research
  • Neural Networks

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