Dr. David Speck


Postdoctoral Researcher

E-Huset, Room 2G:464

Mäster Mattias väg

58183 Linköping, Sweden

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Linköping University, Sweden. My primary research interest is in the field of artificial intelligence, with a focus on automated planning, i.e., the problem of finding a course of action that allows an intelligent agent to move from any situation it finds itself in to one that satisfies its goals.

Short Bio

I completed my bachelor’s degree in 2015 and my master’s degree in 2018 in computer science at the University of Freiburg. From April 2018 to May 2022, I was a scientific employee at the University of Freiburg, Germany, at the Chair of Foundations of Artificial Intelligence of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nebel and received my PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in February 2022. Since June 2022, I have been part of the RLPLAB team at Linköping University, Sweden.


Oct 19, 2022 I received the Wolfgang-Gentner-Award for Young Researchers for my dissertation Symbolic Search for Optimal Planning with Expressive Extensions!
Jul 10, 2022 I was involved in the PARIS team that won several tracks of the 1st Combinatorial Reconfiguration Challenge!
Jun 1, 2022 I have joined the RLPLAB team at Linköping University (Sweden) as a postdoc!