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Prof. Dengji Zhao / 赵登吉 助理教授、研究员

Tel:  (021) 20685387
Office: Room 1A-304E, SIST Building, No.393 Huaxia Middle Road, Pudong Area Shanghai
Major: CS
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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Auction/Mechanism Design
  • Sharing & Digital Economy
  • Smart Cities


Dengji Zhao is an Assistant Professor at ShanghaiTech University (since January 2017). He received double Ph.D. (2012) degrees in Computer Science from University of Western Sydney and University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, and received double M.Sc. (2009) degrees in Computational Logic from Technische Universit?t Dresden and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He got a B.Sc. (2006) degree in Computer Science from Macau University of Science and Technology. Before joining ShanghaiTech, he has worked as a postdoc (2013-2014) with Prof. Makoto Yokoo (the first AAAI Fellow in Asia) and a research fellow (2014-2016) with Prof. Nick Jennings (the first Regius Professor of Computer Science, UK). 

Most of Zhao’s research is on artificial intelligence (especially multi-agent systems) and algorithmic game theory (especially mechanism design and its applications in the sharing economy). He has received 上海青年东方学者 (2017), the Best Ph.D. Thesis award (2012) from University of Toulouse, two champions of The International Trading Agent Competition Market Design Tournament (2009, 2011), and the Best Paper award from The Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2010).  Most of his research outcomes have been published at the most prestigious international conferences on artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems such as AAAI, AAMAS, ECAI and IJCAI. He has also continuously served as a program committee member for these conferences since 2012.


1. Dengji Zhao, Bin Li, Junping Xu, Dong Hao, Nicholas R. Jennings: Selling Multiple Items via Social Networks. AAMAS 2018.

2. Bin Li, Dong Hao, Dengji Zhao, Tao Zhou: Customer Sharing in Economic Networks with Costs. JICAI-ECAI 2018.

3. Bin Li, Dong Hao, Dengji Zhao, Tao Zhou: Mechanism Design in Social Networks. AAAI 2017: 586-592.

4. Dengji Zhao, Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, Nicholas R. Jennings: Fault Tolerant Mechanism Design for General Task Allocation. AAMAS 2016: 323-331

5. Dengji Zhao, Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, Enrico H. Gerding, Nicholas R. Jennings: Balanced Trade Reduction for Dual-Role Exchange Markets. AAAI 2015: 1064-1070

6. Dengji Zhao, Dongmo Zhang, Enrico H. Gerding, Yuko Sakurai, Makoto Yokoo: Incentives in Ridesharing with Deficit Control. AAMAS 2014: 1021-1028

7. Dengji Zhao, Siqi Luo, Taiki Todo, Makoto Yokoo: False-name-proof Combinatorial Auction Design via Single-minded Decomposition. ECAI 2014: 945-950

8. Enrico H. Gerding, Sebastian Stein, Valentin Robu, Dengji Zhao, Nicholas R. Jennings: Two-sided Online Markets for Electric Vehicle Charging. AAMAS 2013: 989-996