Sara Bernardini

Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Royal Holloway University of London

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science of Royal Holloway University of London.
My research interest revolves around designing and building intelligent and autonomous agent and multi-agent systems through automated decision-making techniques. In particular, I have been conducting extensive research on automated planning for temporal and metric domains, planning domain modelling languages, domain-independent search control, intelligent control and probabilistic reasoning.
My current projects focus on autonomous surveillance missions using networks of fixed and mobile sensors, both in aerial and underwater domains.
Before joining Royal Holloway, I was a research associate in the Planning Group at the Department of Informatics of King’s College London, where I am currently a visiting senior researcher, and, previously, a research fellow at UCL London Knowledge Lab. In 2005 – 2007, I was a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center where I worked on autonomous planning agents for space mission operations.
I received a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Trento and a Master Degree in Computer Science and Engineering (magna cum laude) from the University of Rome "La Sapienza".