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Marcello Balduccini

Assistant Research Professor, Computer Science

Phone: 215.571.3603
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PhD in Computer Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Laurea in Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Research Interests

Knowledge representation, logic programming, constraint programming, planning, diagnosis, agent architectures, cognitive robotics, natural language processing, information retrieval, question answering, malware detection and mitigation, cyber-physical systems


Dr. Balduccini's fundamental research interests are focused on knowledge representation & reasoning, including ontologies, agent architectures, commonsense, natural language understanding, and constraint satisfaction. Application domains of interest include decision-making/decision-support systems, cyber-security and cyber-physical systems, cognitive robotics, intelligent unmanned vehicles, behavior modeling, and model-based user interfaces. He is affiliated with the AJ Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment and the Isaac L. Auerbach Cybersecurity Institute. Prior to joining Drexel, Dr. Balduccini served as principal research scientist at Kodak Research Labs, Eastman Kodak Company for six years. Dr. Balduccini has authored or co-authored more than 50 refereed technical publications, including three book chapters, and has edited two volumes.