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Héctor Muñoz-Avila


Computer Science & Engineering
Lehigh University
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA  18015-3084  USA
610 758 3797
(610) 758-4096

Packard Lab 252
by appointment

Dr. Héctor Muñoz-Avila is currently serving as a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Robust Intelligence program. To contact Dr. Muñoz-Avila for NSF-related topics please use: hmunozATnsfDOTgov. Here is a recent article appearing in AFCEA SIGNAL about broad research topics at NSF's Robust Intelligence office.

Dr. Héctor Muñoz-Avila is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Lehigh University.

Dr. Muñoz-Avila's research focuses on intelligent systems that can assist people solving complex problems. His current research focus on cognitive systems that introspectively reason about its own actions; systems capable of autonomously self-monitoring, self-diagnosing and self-repairing. He is also interested in advancing game AI with AI techniques. He has done extensive research on intelligent system capable of acquiring and adapting episodic knowledge (i.e., case-based reasoning), generalizing and abstracting this episodic knowledge into general domain knowledge (i.e., machine learning), using this knowledge to solve new problems (i.e., planning), adapting to changes in the environment (i.e., agents).

Dr. Muñoz-Avila is recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, two papers awards and held a Lehigh Class of 1961 Professorship. He has been chair for various international scientific meetings including the Sixth International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR-05) and the twenty-fifth Innovative Applications of AI Conference (IAAI-13). Dr. Muñoz-Avila is currently a program director for Robust Intelligence at the National Science Fundation (NSF). He has been funded in the past by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

He holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in computer science from the Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany), an MS in computer science, a BS in Mathematics and a BS in computer Science from the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).

link to CV (PDF format)


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