Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (FAI) Group
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Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann

Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence Group
Building E1 1
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

E-Mail:(last name) (at) cs (dot) uni-saarland (dot) de
Telephone: +49 (0) 681 302 71471
Location: Room 3.18

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Dean of Studies. I'm the current dean of studies (Studiendekan) of Faculty 6 (Mathematics and Computer Science). For questions/appointments please contact me by email.


Research Interests. I'm interested in a range of topics relating to problem solving, more specifically to the modeling and solution of combinatorial search problems. My main field of expertise is Automatic Planning, a sub-area of AI concerned with decision making problems (my planning lecture describes this in a little more detail). I am also conducting research in various related areas, including SAT/CP, model checking, semantic web services, business process management, markov decision processes, natural language sentence generation, and simulated network security penetration testing.

For a detailed summary of my current research lines, please see the FAI group's Research page.


Short CV. I received a diploma in computer science from the University of Freiburg in March 1999, and completed my PhD at the same University in July 2002, with a thesis that won the ECCAI Dissertation award 2002. I stayed on as a Postdoc until August 2004. From September 2004 until April 2006, I worked at Max Planck Institute for Computer Science Saarbruecken. In summer 2006 I was a Visiting Scientist at Cornell University, after which I worked at the University of Innsbruck where I obtained my Habilitation in CS. I joined SAP Research Karlsruhe in April 2008, and I joined INRIA Nancy as a Directeur de Recherche in October 2009. I became a Professor at Saarland University in April 2012, where I'm heading the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence Group.


Publications.


Awards.


Teaching.

Attention lecturers! All lecture slide sources are available on request. Just email me.

@Students: To get started on PDDL, a good idea may be to have a look at this archive with example files.


Systems.

A central activity in my research area is the development of systems, whose empirical performance serves to evaluate the underlying ideas. Here 's a list of systems I've been involved in:

For more detailed information and source code downloads, please see the FAI group's Software page.


Scientific Organization.

Invited talks. Reviewing.


Co-authors.


Uh yes, I also have hobbies. Here's the glorious web page of my (ex-)band The Inglorious Mustard Boys ...