Roni Stern became a faculty member in the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering in 2013. He currently serves as the president of the Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS), and prior to this has served as the program chair of several workshops including the International Symposium on the Principles of Diagnosis (DX) and the Workshop on Distributed Multi-Agent Planning (DMAP). His research interests include heuristic search, automated diagnosis, single and multi-agent automated planning, and automated debugging and testing. He is also interested in applications of AI to health care. He received his Ph.D. in 2013 from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and held a post-doctoral position at Harvard University.