Keynote Talks

Prof. Matthew Taylor

Assistant Professor, Allred Distinguished Professorship in Artificial Intelligence, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, USA

Matthew E. Taylor received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, supervised by Peter Stone. Matt then completed a two-year postdoctoral research position at the University of Southern California with Milind Tambe and spent 2.5 years as an assistant professor at Lafayette College in the computer science department. He currently holds the Allred Professorship in Artificial Intelligence as an assistant professor at Washington State University in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He and his group have published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and funding support includes a National Science Foundation CAREER award. Current research interests include intelligent agents, multi-agent systems, reinforcement learning, transfer learning, and robotics.

Prof. Yang Yu

Associate Professor, LAMDA Group, Department of Computer Science, National Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University, China

Yang Yu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Nanjing University, China. His research interest is in artificial intelligence, mainly on derivative-free reinforcement learning, theoretical-grounded evolutionary algorithms, and ensemble learning. His work has been published in Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI, AAAI, NIPS, KDD, etc. He has been granted several awards such as the best paper award of IDEAL'16, GECCO'11, PAKDD'08. He is/was a Senior PC member of IJCAI'15/17, a Publicity Chair of IJCAI'16/17 and IEEE ICDM'16, a Workshop Chair of ACML'16.

Prof. Pingzhong Tang

Assistant professor, IIIS, Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Pingzhong Tang is a National-Youth-1000 assistant professor and head of the Computational economics group at Institute of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (aka. Yao class), Tsinghua University. Before joining Tsinghua, he spent two years as postdoc at computer science department of CMU. He obtained PhD degree at department of computer science and engineering at HKUST. He has been visiting scientist at Stanford University, Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley and Microsoft research Asia.