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

  • Our paper “(Ir)rationality and Cognitive Biases in Large Language Models” has been accepted in Royal Society Open Science. The paper will appear soon. In the meanwhile, you can download the preprint here.

  • New preprint: “Graph Reinforcement Learning for Combinatorial Optimization: A Survey and Unifying Perspective”. You can download the paper here.

  • I will give an invited talk at the Machine+Behavior Conference 2024 in Berlin.

  • I gave an invited talk on 3 April 2024 at the University of Helsinki as part of the event “AI generated it - who owns it?”.

  • New preprint: “Do Agents Dream of Electric Sheep?: Improving Generalization in Reinforcement Learning through Generative Learning”. You can download the preprint here.

  • New preprint: “Dynamics of Moral Behavior in Heterogeneous Populations of Learning Agents”. 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.

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 (in particular, Reinforcement Learning and decision-making problems);
  • 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.

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

More information about my research activities can be found here.



Last updated: 20 April 2024.