Ramon Fraga Pereira

AI Researcher
Ph.D. in Computer Science

Manchester, England, UK

I am a Lecturer in Symbolic AI and Autonomous Systems in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, England, UK. From April 2020 to December 2022, I was a Research Associate at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale (DIAG) at Sapienza Università di Roma, working with Prof. Dr. Giuseppe De Giacomo on his Advanced ERC project WhiteMech. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in 2020, at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) , Porto Alegre, Brazil, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Felipe Meneguzzi (PUCRS) and Dr. Miquel Ramírez (University of Melbourne). During my Ph.D. (from June 2018 to April 2019) I was a Ph.D. Intern in the School of Computing and Information at the University of Melbourne, under the supervision of Dr. Miquel Ramírez .

In 2020, I was recognised as having the best Ph.D. thesis in Artificial Intelligence in Brazil, CTDIAC at 9th the Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems (BRACIS) .

My research is in the field of Artificial Intelligence, particularly in the area of Automated Planning. Over the past years, I have been working on Goal and Plan Recognition techniques over several types of domain models.

You can find my publications here.

Currently, I serve in the program committee of following conferences and workshops:

I also serve as a reviewer of the following AI journals:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AIJ) from Springer;
  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR);
  • The Knowledge Engineering Review (KER);
  • Journal of Logic and Computation (JLC);
  • International Journal of Computers and Applications (TJCA) from Taylor and Francis Ltd.;
  • I am the guest editor of the topic on Advances in Goal, Plan and Activity Recognition in the Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence journal.

    I co-chaired the demonstration track of the AAAI Workshop on Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition (PAIR) in the years of 2020 and 2021.

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    Stuff I have worked on:

    Experience in Academia

    • Lecturer, 2023 - Present
      University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
    • Research Associate, 2020 - 2022
      Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.
    • Ph.D. Researcher, 2016 - 2020
      CAPES (2017 - 2020), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
      Hewlett-Packard (2016 - 2017), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    • Ph.D. Research Intern, 2018 - 2019
      University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
    • M.Sc. Researcher, 2014 - 2015
      CAPES (2015), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
      Samsung (2014), Porto Alegre, Brazil.


    • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2016 - 2019
      Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS).
      University of Melbourne.
    • M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2014 - 2016
      Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS).
    • B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2009 - 2013
      Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS).