Dengji Zhao, Assistant Professor

Dengji Zhao, Assistant Professor

Tel:  (021) 20685387
Email: zhaodj@@shanghaitech.edu.cn
Office: Room 1A-304E, SIST Building
Major: CS
Website: http://dengji-zhao.net
Education: Ph.D., University of Western Sydney, Austrilia and Université de Toulouse, France
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Multi-Agent Systems

  • Algorithmic Game Theory

  • Auction/Mechanism Design

  • Sharing & Digital Economy

  • Smart Cities


BIOGRAPHY

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.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Dengji Zhao, Bin Li, Junping Xu, Dong Hao, Nick Jennings, “Selling Multiple Items via Social Networks”, in the Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-18, acceptance rate 25%, 760 submissions), 2018.

  2. Bin Li, Dong Hao, Dengji Zhao, Tao Zhou, “Customer Sharing in Economic Networks with Costs”, in the Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI-18, acceptance rate 20%, 3470 submissions), 2018.

  3. Yao Zhang, He Wang, Jingxian Huang, Dengji Zhao, “Simulations vs. Human Playing in Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma”, in the Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA-18, acceptance rate 26%), 2018.

  4. Bin Li, Dong Hao, Dengji Zhao, Tao Zhou, “Mechanism Design in Social Networks”, in the Proceedings of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-17, acceptance rate 25%, 2590 submissions), 2017.

  5. Dengji Zhao, Sarvapali Ramchurn, Nick Jennings, “Fault Tolerant Mechanism Design for General Task Allocation”, in the Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-16, acceptance rate 24%, 550 submissions), 2016.

  6. Shaofei Chen, Tim Baarslag, Dengji Zhao, Jing Chen, Lincheng Shen, “A Polynomial Time Optimal Algorithm for Robot-Human Search under Uncertainty”, in the Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-16, acceptance rate 25%, 2294 submissions), 2016.

  7. Dengji Zhao, Sarvapali Ramchurn, Enrico Gerding, Nick Jennings, “Balanced Trade Reduction for Dual-Role Exchange Markets”, in the Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15, acceptance rate 26%, 1991 submissions), 2015.

  8. Dengji Zhao, Dongmo Zhang, Enrico Gerding, Yuko Sakurai, Makoto Yokoo, “Incentives in Ridesharing with Deficit Control”, in the Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-14, acceptance rate 24%, 709 submissions), 2014.

  9. Dengji Zhao, Siqi Luo, Taiki Todo, Makoto Yokoo, “False-name-proof Combinatorial Auction Design via Single- minded Decomposition”, in the Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-14, acceptance rate 28%, 611 submissions), 2014.

  10. Enrico Gerding, Sebastian Stein, Valentin Robu, Dengji Zhao, Nick Jennings, “Two-Sided Online Markets for Electric Vehicle Charging”, in the Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-13, acceptance rate 23%, 612 submissions), 2013.