Artificial Intelligence; Intelligent Decision Making; Active and Assisted Living; Human-Robot Interaction; Problem Solving; Cognitive Systems; Constraint Reasoning; Mixed-Initiative Planning and Scheduling; AI Applications; Integration of AI Capabilities;
[MSc Electronic Engineering, 1983, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1992: University of Rome 'La Sapienza']
Amedeo is a Research Director at CNR and Group Leader at ISTC. He has been working in Artificial Intelligence for over thirty years and has founded and still coordinates activities of the Laboratory on Planning and Scheduling Technologies (PST Lab). He has conducted research in Multi-Agent Systems, Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction, Planning & Scheduling and always pursued the synthesis of innovative Decision Support Systems. His work focuses on the integration of planning and scheduling in software architectures, the use of constraint programming for specialized tasks such as temporal and resource reasoning, the synthesis of planning and scheduling heuristics, the interactive solution of complex planning problems. His work in AI also emphasizes the real-world aspects of automated reasoning, in particular focusing in research areas like planning for space domain, technology-based support to older people, integration of AI techniques in Robotics.
More recently he has been exploring the integration of AI techniques in new applicative areas (like for example the crisis managers training, the Factory of the Future, etc.) and the synthesis of new cognitive aids for older people by merging ICTs and robotics.
From 12/2013 to 12/2017 Amedeo has been President of AIxIA, the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence. He is currently Vicepresident of AIxIA. Since June 2014 he is member of the Board of Directors of ForItAAL (the Italian Association for Ambient Assisted Living). He has also been a member of the Scientific Council of ISTC-CNR for two terms.
Amedeo has been included in the list of EurAI Fellows (EurAI is the European Association of Artificial Intelligence).
For an updated list of publications please also consult the new CNR portal here (http://www.cnr.it/people/amedeo.cesta).