Xiaoming Zheng                                                      Curriculum Vitae

 

Computer Science Department, University of Southern California (USC)

Henry Salvatori Computer Center (SAL) 237, 941 W. 37th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781, USA

Phone: (213)422-8498

xiaominz@usc.edu

teamcore.usc.edu/xiaoming

CURRENT POSITION

 

Graduate Research Assistant, Computer Science Department, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Task Allocation and Scheduling, Operation Research and Optimization.

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Southern California, Computer Science Department, Los Angeles (California)                  2004 -          

Doctor of Philosophy (in progress) in Computer Science,

Advisor: Prof. Sven Koenig

 

University of Science and Technology of China, Computer Science Department, Hefei (China)            1999 - 2004

Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science, 2004, Thesis Topic: "Commitment-Based Agent in Distributed Computing Environment"

Advisor: Prof. Xiaoping Chen

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

2004 -                    University of Southern California, Computer Science Department (California)

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 China, Computer Science Department (China)

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 China, School of Software Engineering (China)

Research Intern with Prof. Yu Zhang in the Global Computing Laboratory

·       We 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 Anhui (China) province.

 

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

 

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

 

SELECTED AWARDS

 

2007                       IJCAI 2007 Conference Travel Grant (University of Southern California)

2003                       Paper Award in Huawei-Cup Scientific Paper Contests (University of Science and Technology of China, Huawei Information Technology Institute)

Fall 2003               Excellent Undergraduate Research Award, on Project "Key problems in Agent-Based Computing" (University of Science and Technology of China)

Spring 2003          Excellent Undergraduate Research Award, on Project "Deliberative Adaptation" (University of Science and Technology of China)

2001-2003            Outstanding Student Award for 3 years in a row (University of Science and Technology of China)

2000                       Freshman Scholarship (University of Science and Technology of China)

1998                       National Award in China Olympiad Contest in Physics (China)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

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)

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

 

2006 -                    Maintainer of the ICAPS conference repository (www.icaps-conference.org)

2004 -                    Member of Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) in University of Southern California

2000 - 2001          Head of Advertisement Department, Student Association in University of Science and Technology of China

2001                       Member of Organizing Committee for "Lenovo-Cup Software Development National-wide Invitation Competition"  

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

Programming Languages and Tools

 

Java, C/C++, Lisp, Prolog, SQL, HTML, XML, RDF, Matlab, JBuilder, .Net

 

Operating Systems

 

UNIX, Linux, MS Windows, MS-DOS

 

LANGUAGE

 

Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese (native)

 

NATIONALITY AND VISA STATUS

 

P. R. CHINA. Currently on F-1 Student VISA

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

PUBLICATIONS

 

Journal Papers

 

Xiaoming Zheng, Sven Koenig, David Kempe and Sonal Jain. Multi-Robot Coverage of Weighted and Unweighted Terrain. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS (submitted), 2008.

 

Conference Papers

 

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 of the China National Software and Application Conference (NSAC), 2003 (ORAL PRESENTATION).

 

Xiaoming Zheng and Xiaoping Chen, An Analysis of Commitment in Agent-Based Computing, In Proceedings of the 10th China National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CAAI), 2003 (ORAL PRESENTATION).

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Available upon Request