University of Southern California
Research Group

PhD completed in 2015!


Eric Shieh
PhD student in the Department of Computer Science.
I joined the PhD program in Fall 2010.
Curriculum vitae [pdf]

University of Southern California
Powell Hall of Engineering 516
3737 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781

E-mail: eshieh [at] usc [dot] edu
Phone: 213.740.9569

Education:
Master's degree (2005) in Computer Science from University of Southern California.
Bachelor's degree (2003) in Computer Science (minor in Robotics) from Carnegie Mellon University.


Honors/Awards

  • Meritorious Team Commendation from Commandant of the US Coast Guard, 2013.
    Received for creating “an innovative approach to optimize patrol schedules and actions for the Coast Guard Ports, Waterways and Coast Security missions” while serving the Coast Guard Port Resilience for Operational/Tactical Enforcement to Combat Terrorism (PROTECT) Team.

  • CREATE DHS Fellowship, 2013-2015.

  • Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, INFORMS, 2012.
    Awarded at the annual meeting of the INFORMS Operations Research society, the Wagner Prize recognizes excellence in Operations Research practice. Our paper entitled "A Deployed Quantal Response Based Patrol Planning System for the US Coast Guard" won this competition for 2012.

  • Best Paper Award, AAMAS-12, Innovative Applications Track, June 2012.
    The paper entitled "PROTECT: A Deployed Game Theoretic System to Protect the Ports of the United States" won the innovative applications best paper award at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2012).

  • Commander, First Coast Guard Districts Operational Excellence Award, 2011.
    As a lead member of the team of researchers that developed PROTECT. This award was presented to the team for work on the PROTECT scheduling software to intelligently randomize boat patrols of critical infrastructure around Boston Harbor.

Coast Guard lapel pin given for the Meritorious Team Commendation from Commandant (2013).

Plaque from Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, INFORMS, 2012.

Medals from Commander, First Coast Guard Districts Operational Excellence Award, 2011.