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Hector Levesque
Primary area of expertise
Cognitive Robotics
Secondary area of expertise
Tractable reasoning
Other areas of expertise
Short biographical note
My research is in the area of knowledge representation and reasoning in artificial intelligence. On the representation side, I've worked on the formalization of a number of concepts pertaining to artificial and natural agents including belief, goals, intentions, ability, and the interaction between knowledge, perception and action. On the reasoning side, my research mainly concerns how automated reasoning can be kept computationally tractable, including the use of local search methods