Sylvie Thiébaux

Senior Professor and AAAI Fellow


My research interests are in artificial intelligence, in particular automated planning, scheduling, diagnosis, search, their integration with optimisation, machine learning, and verification, as well as their applications to energy, manufacturing, and transport. For lists of publications, awards, and projects in these areas, see my home page.


I am a professor of computer science at the Australian National University and a directrice de recherche at the University of Toulouse. At ANU, I am a member of the Planning and Optimisation research group in the School of Computing. In Toulouse I am a member of the Artificial and Natural Intelligence (ANITI) institute and the RIS group at the LAAS-CNRS Laboratory.

My educational background includes a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from National Institute of Applied Sciences in 1991, and a Ph.D. from University of Rennes in 1995, all in Computer Science. Prior to joining ANU in 2001, I held appointments with INRIA (1995-1997) and CSIRO (1997-2001). During 2003-2016, I had the opportunity to contribute to National ICT Australia (NICTA, now CSIRO Data61) in various roles, including that of Canberra Laboratory director (150 staff and PhD students).

Activities & Awards

I am a AAAI Fellow and Co-Editor in Chief of the Artificial Intelligence journal.

For past activities, see my home page.

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