Francesco Leofante

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Email
leofante at cs dot rwth dash aachen dot de

Current address
DIBRIS@UNIGE
Viale Causa 13,
16145 Genoa
Italy

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Hi!

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science working under the supervision of Erika Ábrahám (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and Armando Tacchella (University of Genoa, Italy).

My research focuses on constraint-based approaches in Artificial Intelligence.
I am currently working in the following areas:

  • Optimal Numeric Planning via Optimization Modulo Theories,
  • Verification of Machine Learning models using SMT and CP technology.

If you want to know more about my work, please visit my DBLP or Google Scholar.

Publications

2019
DownloadFrancesco Leofante, Nina Narodytska, Luca Pulina, Armando Tacchella. Automated Verification of Neural Networks: Advances, Challenges and Perspectives. Verification of Neural Networks (VNN19), AAAI Spring Symposia, , 2019.
DOIDario Guidotti, Francesco Leofante, Armando Tacchella, Claudio Castellini. Improving Reliability of Myocontrol Using Formal Verification. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2019.
Dario Guidotti, Francesco Leofante, Armando Tacchella, Claudio Castellini. Repairing Learned Controllers with Convex Optimization: a Case Study. Proceedings of Integration of Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research (CPAIOR), , 2019.
Arthur Bit-Monnot, Francesco Leofante, Luca Pulina, Armando Tacchella. SMT-based Planning for Robots in Smart Factories. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE), , 2019.
Stefan Schupp, Francesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Armando Tacchella. Engineeering Controllers for Swarm Robotics via Reachability Analysis in Hybrid Systems. European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS), , 2019.
DOIFrancesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Tim Niemueller, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Armando Tacchella. Integrated Synthesis and Execution of Optimal Plans for Multi-Robot Systems in Logistics. Information Systems Frontiers 21(1), pages 87–107, 2019.
2018
Stefan Schupp, Francesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Armando Tacchella. Robot Swarms as Hybrid Systems. Proceedings 4th International Workshop on Symbolic and Numerical Methods for Reachability Analysis, SNR@ETAPS 2018, , 2018.
Francesco Leofante. Guaranteed Plans for Multi-Robot Systems via Optimization Modulo Theories. Proceedings of the Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, February 2-7, 2018, , 2018.
DOIFrancesco Leofante. Optimal Multi-robot Task Planning: from Synthesis to Execution (and Back). Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018, July 13-19, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden., pages 5771–5772, , 2018.
LinkFrancesco Leofante, Erika Abraham, Armando Tacchella. Task Planning with OMT: An Application to Production Logistics. Integrated Formal Methods - 14th International Conference, IFM 2018, Maynooth, Ireland, September 5-7, 2018, Proceedings, pages 316–325, , 2018.
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Selected Talks

2018
DownloadErika Abraham, Francesco Leofante. SMT Solving for AI Planning: Theory, Tools and Applications, Tutorial at the 28th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-18), Delft, the Netherlands, 25 Jun, 2018.
DownloadFrancesco Leofante. Guaranteed Plans for Multi-Robot Systems via Optimization Modulo Theories, 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18) at New Orleans, USA, 2018.
DownloadFrancesco Leofante. Optimal Multi-robot Task Planning with SMT, Invited Talk at Photogrammetry and Robotics Lab, University of Bonn, Germany, 2018.
DownloadFrancesco Leofante. Optimal Multi-robot Task Planning: from Synthesis to Execution (and Back), 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-18) at Stockholm, Sweden, 2018.
DownloadFrancesco Leofante. Task Planning with OMT: an Application to Production Logistics, International Conference on integrated Formal Methods (IFM-18) at Maynooth, Ireland, 2018.
2017
DownloadFrancesco Leofante. Robust AI via Verification, Monitoring and Repair, Invited talk at PUMA research training group at Chair for Foundations of Software Reliability and Theoretical Computer Science, Technical University of Munich, Germany, 2017.
DownloadFrancesco Leofante. Optimizing the Performance of Robot Fleets in Production Logistics Scenarios Using SMT Solving, ICT Foundations of Digitized Industry, Economy, and Society Workshop at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, 2017.
DownloadFrancesco Leofante. On the Synthesis of Guaranteed-Quality Plans for Robot Fleets in Logistics Scenarios via Optimization Modulo Theories, Talk at 18th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, San Diego, USA, 2017.
DownloadFrancesco Leofante. Are You Doing What I Think You Are Doing? Optimal Controllers and Beyond, Talk at Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Jerusalem, 2017.
2016
DownloadErika Abraham, Francesco Leofante. Combining Static and Runtime Methods to Achieve Safe Standing-Up for Humanoid Robots, Invited talk at the 7th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods (ISoLA'16), Verification and Validation, Corfu, Greece, 10-14 Oct, 2016.