Sarah Keren's dissertation Goal Recognition Design has received the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) 2020 Best Dissertation Award Honorable Mention. 

Goal recognition design (GRD) is a novel approach that enhances the ability to infer the goals of agents that are active in a system through the analysis and redesign of the environments in which they operate, thus offering solutions for assessing and minimizing the maximal progress of any agent in the model before goal recognition is guaranteed.  Goal recognition design is relevant to any domain where rapid goal recognition is essential and where the environment can be modified. Potential applications include intrusion detection, assisted cognition, computer games, and human-robot collaboration.

This research was advised by Prof. Avigdor Gal and Dr. Erez Karpas.