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I am a Senior Research Computer Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center interested in applications of automated planning techniques for real-world situations. In particular, my focus is in planning with resource and temporal constraints, over-subscription and preference planning, multi-objective planning, planning with incomplete models (i.e., "model lite" planning) and the interleaving of planning and execution. My work looks toward developing heuristics and methodologies for expanding state-of-the-art planning technologies to these ends.

Selected Recent Publications

CHAP-E: A Plan Execution Assistant for Pilots
J. Benton, David Smith, John Kaneshige, Leslie Keely, Thomas Stucky
In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Planning (ICAPS), 2018.

Maintaining Evolving Domain Models
Daniel Bryce, J. Benton, Michael Boldt
In the Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI), 2016.

HACKAR: Helpful Advice for Code Knowledge and Attack Resilience
Ugur Kuter, Mark H. Burstein, J. Benton, Daniel Bryce, Jordan Thayer, Steve McCoy
In the Proceedings of the Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI), 2015.

FuzzBOMB: Autonomous Cyber Vulnerability Detection and Repair.
David J. Musliner, Scott E. Friedman, Michael Boldt, J. Benton, Max Schuchard, Peter Keller, Stephen McCamant.
INNOV: The Fourth International Conference on Communications, Computation, Networks, and Technologies, 2015.

Social Maintenance and Psychological Support Using Virtual Worlds
Peggy Wu, Jacquelyn Ford Morie, J. Benton, Kip Haynes, Eric Chance, Tammy Ott, Sonja SchmerGalunder
In the Proceedings of the International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction Conference (SBP), 2014.

Multi-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Control via Flexible Levels of Interaction: An Adaptable Operator-Automation Interface Concept Demonstration
Mark Draper, Christopher A. Miller, J. Benton, Gloria L. Calhoun, Heath Ruff, Joshua Hamell, Timothy Barry
AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (I@A) Conference (AIAA), 2013.

Temporal Planning with Preferences and Time-Dependent Continuous Costs
J. Benton, Amanda Coles, Andrew Coles
In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Planning (ICAPS), 2012.
Winner of Best Student Paper Award

Better Parameter-free Anytime Search by Minimizing Time Between Solutions
Jordan Thayer, J. Benton, Malte Helmert
Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS), 2012.
Winner of Best Student Paper Award

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