Computer Science Department,
Science Department, Viterbi
Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Task Allocation and Scheduling, Operation Research and Optimization.
Doctor of Philosophy (in progress) in Computer Science,
Advisor: Prof. Sven Koenig
Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science, 2004, Thesis Topic: "Commitment-Based Agent in Distributed Computing Environment"
Advisor: Prof. Xiaoping Chen
Graduate Research Assistant with Prof. Sven Koenig in the Single-Agent and Multi-Agent Systems Laboratory
· Distributed Task Allocation Mechanism for Cooperative Agents
· Multi-Robot Coordination on Terrain Coverage
· Self-Enforcing Cooperation among Self-Interested Agents
2002 - 2004 University of Science and Technology of
Undergraduate Research Assistant with Prof. Xiaoping Chen in the Multi-Agent Systems Laboratory
· We proposed the concept of Commitment-Based Agent and developed the operational specification for it, which can treat the speech acts and regular actions of agents in a unified fashion.
also affiliate with: Logic Group
2003 - 2004 University of Science and Technology of
Research Intern with Prof. Yu Zhang in the Global Computing Laboratory
developed a new kind of web From structure
Teleform, which was based on W3C XForms, to meet the need of automatic
process of telecom services in
Graduate Level Courses in Computer Science
2007 Advanced Operating Systems
2006 Robotics, Machine Learning
2005 Software Architecture, Advanced Database Systems, Software Multi-agent Systems
2004 Analysis of Algorithm, Advanced Artificial Intelligence
Graduate Level Courses in Economics and Mathematics
2007 Econometric Methods, Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
2006 Probability and Statistics, Macroeconomic Theory I
2005 Microeconomic Theory I, Microeconomic Theory II
2004 Game Theory
2007 Conference Travel Grant (
Award in Huawei-Cup Scientific Paper
Fall 2003 Excellent
Undergraduate Research Award, on Project "Key problems in Agent-Based
Spring 2003 Excellent
Undergraduate Research Award, on Project "Deliberative Adaptation" (
Student Award for 3 years in a row (
Fall 2003 Organizer of the seminar course "Reason about Action and Change"(with Xiaoping Chen, Yi Zhu)
Lecturer for the section "Least Commitment Planning" (two weeks)
Spring 2003 Organizer of the seminar course "BDI-modeling Theory for Intelligent Agent" (with Xiaoping Chen, Yi Zhu)
Lecturer for the section "Intention Theory and Its Formalization" (four weeks)
2006 - Maintainer of the ICAPS conference repository (www.icaps-conference.org)
2004 - Member
of Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) in
2000 - 2001 Head
of Advertisement Department, Student Association in
2001 Member of Organizing Committee for "Lenovo-Cup Software Development National-wide Invitation Competition"
Programming Languages and Tools
Java, C/C++, Lisp, Prolog, SQL, HTML, XML, RDF, Matlab, JBuilder, .Net
UNIX, Linux, MS Windows, MS-DOS
Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese (native)
NATIONALITY AND VISA STATUS
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Xiaoming Zheng, Sven Koenig, David Kempe and Sonal Jain. Multi-Robot Coverage of Weighted and Unweighted Terrain. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS (submitted), 2008.
Xiaoming Zheng and Sven Koenig. Greedy Approaches for Solving Task-Allocation Problems with Coalitions. In Proceedings of the AAMAS-08 Workshop on Formal Models and Methods for Multi-Robot Systems, 2008 (ORAL PRESENTATION).
Sven Koenig, Xiaoming Zheng, Craig Tovey, Richard Borie, Philip Kilby, Vangelis Markakis and Pinar Keskinocak. Agent Coordination with Regret Clearing. In Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2008 (ORAL PRESENTATION).
Xiaoming Zheng and Sven Koenig. Reaction Functions for Task Allocation to Cooperative Agents. In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2008 (ORAL PRESENTATION).
Xiaoming Zheng and Sven Koenig. Robot Coverage of Terrain with Non-Uniform Traversability. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pages 3757-3764, 2007 (ORAL PRESENTATION).
Sven Koenig, Craig Tovey, Xiaoming Zheng and Ilgaz Sungur. Sequential Bundle-Bid Single-Sale Auction Algorithms for Decentralized Control, In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), pages 1359-1365, 2007 (ORAL PRESENTATION).
Xiaoming Zheng, Sven Koenig and Craig Tovey. Improving Sequential Single-Item Auctions, In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pages 2238-2244, 2006 (ORAL PRESENTATION). Also in: Proceedings of the AAAI 2006 Workshop on Auction Mechanisms for Robot Coordination (ORAL PRESENTATION).
Xiaoming Zheng, Sonal Jain, Sven Koenig and David Kempe. Forest-Based Multirobot Coverage, In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), pages 2318-2323, 2005 (ORAL PRESENTATION).
Xiaoming Zheng. An Abstract of Software System:
Commitment-Based System, In Proceedings
Xiaoming Zheng and Xiaoping Chen, An Analysis of
Commitment in Agent-Based Computing, In Proceedings
of the 10th
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