About Me

I am Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL). I lead the Machine Intelligence Lab; we are part of the Autonomous Systems Research Group. I am also Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna. More information about my bio, current and past appointments, etc can be found here.

What’s New

  • New preprint “(Ir)rationality and Cognitive Biases in Large Language Models”. You can download the preprint here.

  • New preprint: “Information-Theoretic State Variable Selection for Reinforcement Learning”. You can download the preprint here.

  • Our paper “Reinforcement Learning for Generative AI: State of the Art, Opportunities and Open Research Challenges” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). You can download the paper here.

  • Our paper “Game-theoretic Agent-based Modelling of Micro-level Conflict: Evidence from the ISIS-Kurdish War” has been accepted for publication in PLOS. The camera ready version of the paper will be available soon.

  • New preprint: “Learning Machine Morality through Experience and Interaction”. You can download the preprint here.

  • New preprint: “(Ir)rationality in AI: State of the Art, Research Challenges and Open Questions”. You can download the preprint here.

  • New preprint: “Tree Search in DAG Space with Model-based Reinforcement Learning for Causal Discovery”. You can download the preprint here.

Previous news items can be found here.

Upcoming Events

I am currently involved in the following upcoming scientific events:

Please consider submitting your work to and attending these conferences and workshops.

A list of past events I have been involved in can be found here.

Research Interests

I have broad research interests spanning several traditional and emerging areas of Computer Science and beyond. More specifically, current research areas of interest include:

  • Machine Learning/Reinforcement Learning and their applications;
  • Generative Artificial Intelligence (foundational models/large language models and their applications);
  • Computational models (in particular, learning models) of human/user/machine behaviour;
  • Machine Intelligence for ubiquitous, mobile, and cyber-physical systems;
  • AI and society.

I am interested in foundational problems in these areas and practical applications in a variety of fields, including autonomous systems, human-centered AI, digital health, networked systems and security&privacy.

More information about my research activities can be found here.



Last updated: 28 February 2024.