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I am an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science of Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile. Before that, I was a Ph.D student at the Department of Computer Science of University of Toronto under Sheila McIlraith's supervision. My research interests have to do with the field of knowledge representation and planning. Lately I have been interested adapting heuristic search techniques for planning for more expressive goals (e.g. temporally extended goals) and preferences. Awards • Best Student Paper Award. 6th Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS), 2013. • Honorable mention for ICAPS Best Dissertation Award. International Conference on Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS). June, 2011. • Distinguished Performance Award (2nd place) for the planner HPlan-P, at the 5th International Planning Competition (qualitative preferences track). ICAPS 2006. • Excellence in Teaching. School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. August 2004. • Marcos Orrego Puelma award of the Institute of Engineers of Chile to the best engineer student graduated in Chile during 2000. November, 2001. • Escuela de Ingeniería award given by the School of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to the best student of engineering of the promotion. November, 2000. • Departamento de Ciencia de la Computación award given by the Department of Computer Science of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to the best student of computer science of the promotion. November, 2000. • First place (national level) in the International Collegiate Programming Contest organized by the ACM, as a member of the team of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. November, 1998. • Third place (national level) in the National Physics Olimpiad. August, 1993. • First place in the Metropolitan Physics Olimpiad. November, 1993.