UM-SJTU JI
News:
  • Openings for master, PhDs, postdocs, research associates or interns: If you're interested in my research, please send me your CV.
  • Prospective students: here are for some previous projects I advised.
  • Aug. 2019: one paper accepted at DAI 2019
  • Aug. 2019: We got funded by Yahoo Research.
  • Jul. 2019: I will serve as a PC member for AAAI 2020
  • Jul. 2019: I will serve as a reviewer for ICLR 2020
  • Jun. 2019: one paper accepted at the AI for social good workshop
  • May 2019: one paper accepted at IJCAI 2019
  • May 2019: Our team got funded by Shanghai NSF.
  • Apr. 2019: one paper accepted at KDD 2019
  • Apr. 2019: Viet Nguyen visited us at JI.
  • Feb. 2019: I will serve as a PC member for UAI 2019
  • Feb. 2019: I will serve as a PC member for PRICAI 2019
  • Feb. 2019: I will serve as a PC member for JFPDA 2019
  • Feb. 2019: I will serve as a reviewer for NeurIPS 2019
  • Jan. 2019: one paper accepted at WWW 2019
  • Jan 2019: I will serve as a senior PC member for IJCAI 2019
  • Dec. 2018: I will serve as a reviewer for ICML 2019
  • June 2018: I will serve as a senior PC member for AAAI 2019
  • May 2018: I will serve as a PC member for ACML 2018
  • Apr. 2018: I will serve as a reviewer for DA2PL 2018
  • Apr. 2018: I will serve as a reviewer for NIPS 2018
  • Mar. 2018: I will serve as a PC member for PRICAI 2018, special track on RL
  • Jan. 2018: I will serve as a chair of the demonstration track for IJCAI-ECAI 2018

Current Professional Situation
  • Assistant professor at University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
Education
Ph.D in computer science at Sorbonne Universités, UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
Defended on December, 12th 2006 (with distinction "très honorable")
Title: "Qualitative models and algebraic approaches for decision under uncertainty: axiomatic foundations and application to sequential decision making"
Professional Experience
  • From 2018 Assistant professor at University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiaotong University Joint Institute
  • 2016-2017 Associate professor at School of Electronics and Information Technology, SYSU
  • 2015-2017 Assistant professor at SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering
  • 2015-2017 Assistant professor at SYSU-CMU Shunde International Joint Research Institute
  • 2015-2016: Associate professor at School of Mobile Information Engineering, SYSU
  • 2015: Visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2007-2014: Associate professor in computer science at LIP6, UPMC
  • 2006-2007: Temporary teaching/research position (ATER) in computer science at LIP6, UPMC
  • 2003-2005: Teaching assistant in computer science at UPMC
  • 2003-2006: Beneficiary of a research allowance at LIP6, UPMC
  • April 2000 to June 2002: Junior quantitative analyst at SG Securities (Société Générale) in London
  • July 1998 to August 1999: Software developer (one-year internship) at WYNIWYG, IT consulting company
Research/Industrial Projects
  • 2019-2022: Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program (Large-scale multi-objective sequential decision making) coordinated by Wojciech Kotłowski and Paul Weng
  • 2019-2022: Shanghai NSF project (Fair optimization in sequential decision-making under uncertainty) coordinated by Paul Weng
  • 2019-2022: NSFC project (Task allocation and optimization in complex scenarios of mobile crowdsourcing) coordinated by Xiaofeng Gao
  • 2017-2020: DFG project (Online Preference Learning with Bandit Algorithms) coordinated by Eyke Hüllermeier (Paderborn University) and Robert Busa-Fekete (Paderborn University)
  • 2016-2017: PGMO project (Exact and approximate algorithms for fair assignment/matching problems) coordinated by Viet Hung Nguyen (UPMC)
  • 2015-2016: CIRC project (Robust energy-efficient data center control) coordinated by Bruno Sinopoli (CMU) and Paul Weng
  • 2014-2015: Sorbonne Universités project ELICIT (preference elicitation) coordinated by Enrico Diecidue (INSEAD) and Paolo Viappiani (CNRS)
  • 2011-2012: LIP6 project CLOE (Critères Linéarisés pour l'Optimisation Equitable) coordinated by Pierre Fouilhoux (UPMC)
  • 2010-2014: ANR project LARDONS (Learning And Reasoning for Deciding Optimally using Numerical and Symbolic information) coordinated by Bruno Zanuttini (University of Caen)
  • 2009-2013: ANR project GUEPARD (GUaranteed Efficiency for PAReto optimal solutions Determination in multiobjective combinatorial optimization problems) coordinated by Patrice Perny (UPMC)
  • 2008-2009: LIP6 project DMDC (Décision Multi-agent sur des Domaines Combinatoires) coordinated by Olivier Spanjaard (UPMC)
  • 2008: Industrial project with Looneo
  • 2006-2009: ANR project PHAC (Preference Handling and Aggregation in Combinatorial domains) coordinated by Jérôme Lang (CNRS)
Research/Academic Activities
  • Editor of AI Resources
  • Reviewer for the Polish National Science Centre in 2018
  • Referee for Research Foundation - Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, FWO) since 2016
  • 2020:
    • PC member of AAAI
    • Reviewer for ICLR
  • 2019:
    • Senior PC member of AAAI, IJCAI
    • Special editor for AI Communications
    • PC member of UAI, PRICAI, JFPDA, IJCAI Demos Track
    • Reviewer for NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • 2018:
    • Chair of the demonstration track at IJCAI-ECAI
    • Senior PC member of IJCAI
    • PC member of AAAI, ICML, UAI, MPREF, PRICAI 2018 special track on RL, DA2PL, ACML
    • Reviewer for NIPS, ICLR, AISTATS
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Frontiers of Computer Science
  • 2017:
    • Senior PC member of IJCAI
    • Co-chair of AWRL (Asian Workshop on Reinforcement Learning)
    • PC member of ACML, AISTATS, UAI
    • PC member of MODEM at AAMAS, JFPDA, MIWAI
    • Reviewer for NIPS (Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems)
    • Reviewer for Neurocomputing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
  • 2016:
    • Senior PC member of IJCAI
    • Co-chair of AWRL (Asian Workshop on Reinforcement Learning)
    • PC member of UAI, ECAI, Workshop DA2PL, JFPDA, M-PREF, MIWAI
    • Reviewer for NIPS (Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems)
    • Reviewer for Expert Systems With Applications
    • Reviewer for Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research
  • 2015:
    • Co-chair of Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (M-PREF)
    • PC member of IJCAI, UAI, SUM, MIWAI, ADT-LPNMR Doctoral Consortium
    • Reviewer of MCO
  • 2014:
    • Co-chair of M-PREF
    • Program co-chair of Multidisciplinary International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence
    • PC member of UAI, ECAI, JFPDA
    • Reviewer of IPMUi, TAAI
    • Reviewer of Journal of Machine Learning Research
  • 2013:
    • PC member of IJCAI, ECML workshop RL with generalized feedback: beyond numeric rewards, M-PREF, MIWAI, JFPDA
    • Reviewer of Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
  • 2012:
    • PC member of MIWAI, JFPDA
    • Reviewer of IWAISE
  • 2011:
    • PC member of IJCAI, UAI, MIWAI, JFPDA
  • 2010:
    • PC member of MIWAI
    • Reviewer of IPMU
  • 2009:
    • PC member of JFPDA, MIWAI
    • Reviewer of ADT (Algorithmic Decision Theory)
    • Reviewer of Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle
  • 2008:
    • PC member of MIWAI
    • Reviewer of RFIA
    • Reviewer of Journal of Financial Decision Making
  • 2007:
    • PC member of MIWAI
    • Reviewer of ICML
    • Reviewer of Fuzzy Sets and Systems