Starting from December 2022, I am a Research Fellow at King's College London funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering through the RAEng UK IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme. I am also an Associate Researcher at Inria, where I am a member of the Wimmics and Hyper-Agents groups.
Previously, I was a 3iA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Inria and 3iA Côte d’Azur, and a Postdoc in the HASP lab at King's. Before that, I finished my PhD in AI at King's, during the time which I was also a visiting PhD researcher at the MIT Media Lab in the Scalable Cooperation Group.
My background is multidisciplinary, built on a PhD in Computer Science from King's College London, a Master's in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor's in Philosophy from the West University of Timisoara. Broadly, my areas of specialisation in AI include multi-agent systems, agent based modelling, and knowledge representation and reasoning.
As an inherently curious individual and a highly interdisciplinary researcher, I aim to understand the complex reasoning and behaviour of intelligent agents (humans or machines) inside social environments like hybrid societies. where humans, machines, and everything in-between interact. In particular, I am interested in the topics of deception and deception detection, self-explainable AI agents with Theory-of-Mind, and the ability of AI agents to build stories and narratives.