Roni Stern completed his Ph.D. at the Software and Information Systems Engineering Department of Ben Gurion University in 2012, where he also became a faculty member in 2013. His main research interests lie in Heuristic Search, Automated Planning for single and multiple autonomous agents, Automated Diagnosis, and AI applications in Software Engineering. In the past, he held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University, filled various R&D roles in the IDF, served as the president of the Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS), and more recently, held a Principal Scientist position in the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). In BGU, he  currently co-leads the Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis Lab (AiDnD) and the Heuristic Search lab, and serves as the vice-head of the Software Engineering program. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) and serves in various Program Committee roles in top AI conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, AAMAS, and ICAPS.

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