Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León




Romeo graduated with a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering degree long ago. Then, He emigrated to the United States to pursue a Master of Computer Science Degree at Arizona State University. After completing his masters, and having enjoyed the pain of graduate studies, he enrolled into the Ph.D program under the advice of Prof. Subbarao Kambhampati. Romeo was a member of the Yochan Research Group, where he worked in heuristic approaches to automated planning and scheduling.


During his PhD, Romeo co-developed AltAlt, one of the most efficient state-space regression planners for classical planning problems. Later, he designed and developed AltAltP, a state space planner that considers online parallelization of sequential plans. Finally, as part of his Thesis work, he developed AltWlt (A Little of This and a Whole Lot of That), one of the first heuristic approaches for solving over-subscription planning problems. During his studies, Romeo was also a NASA Ames Research Intern in the Planning and Scheduling group under the supervision of Dr. Jeremy Frank.


After Ph.D graduation, he joined the Distributed Scalable Systems Division at the Information Sciences Institute at University of Southern California. There he worked in the Criticality-Sensitive Coordination (CSC) framework for the DARPA Coordinators program. CSC won two consecutive DARPA Champions recognitions for unmatched system performance, and a best demo award at the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS 2010). For his work in CSC, Romeo received two ISI Meritorious Service Awards.


In addition to Multi-agent coordination research, Romeo participated in the design and development of VizScript, a flexible visualization framework that simplifies the process of generating visualizations for understanding distributed and complex data. VizScript played a major role in the success of the CSC system. Furthermore, he also developed AJAX-based user interfaces for a mixed-initiative prototype system demonstrated at the 2007 DARPA Tech conference.


Romeo is now a Research Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Systems Engineering at the College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence techniques with emphasis in Automated Planning&Scheduling, Multi-agent Systems, Intelligent Visual Interfaces, and Decision Support Mixed-initiative Frameworks. More recently, he has been involved in the application of these areas to K-12 Education and Transportation using internet technology and cloud computing.  


You can see a copy of his CV in Spanish here, and an older copy in English here.

Romeo Sanchez