Marco Valtorta was born in Milan, Italy. He is a Professor of computer science and engineering at the University of South Carolina. He obtained the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1980, the M.A. degree in computer science from Duke University in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Duke University in 1987. Between 1985 and 1988, he was a Project Officer for ESPRIT at the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels, where he supervised projects in the advanced information processing area. As a faculty member at the University of South Carolina since 1988, he has conducted research funded by IARPA, SPAWAR, ARDA, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (DOA), CISE (an Italian laboratory controlled by ENEL, the state electricity company), and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Valtorta was an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning from 1993 through 2008 and is a Member of the Editorial Board of Applied Intelligence. His research interests are in the area of normative reasoning under uncertainty (especially Bayesian networks, influence diagrams, and their use in stand-alone and multiagent systems) and in other subfields of artificial intelligence.
Biography Updated on 29 August 2011