Héctor Palacios

Hector Palacios - hectorpal     

Héctor Palacios

hectorpal -AT- g mail -DOT- com

About me

I'm a Applied Research Scientist at Element AI, creating artificial intelligence technology for dealing with Natural human Language (NLP).

More details in my Resume, or my publications. You could also be interested on my outdated CV (2016), or my Linkedin.

Before joining the industry, I was a visiting professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in the Artificial Ingelligence Group. In 2009, I obtained a PhD on Informatics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona/Spain, under supervision of Hector Geffner. Most of the software related to publications or the International Planning Competition is available below. If you needed something not listed or find any bug, email me.

Research Interest

  • Machine learning in combinatorial domains, including like natural language, reinforcement learning and supervised/unsupervised learning in rich domains.
  • High level Natural Language Task: question answering, dialogue, model adaptation
  • Awarded work on model-based automated planning under incomplete information: Conformant, contingent, probabilistic, non-deterministic planning.
  • Propositional modelling, Knowledge compilation languages: DNNF, OBDD
  • Tractability (theoretical and empirical) of crips models, including Planning, SAT and QBF


Selected Publications


Github repositories.

Awards and Honors