Y. (Yingqian) Zhang

Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2011

Yingqian Zhang is an assistant professor at the Deparment of Econometrics. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in 2005. Before coming to the Erasmus University, she worked in the Algorithmics group at TU Delft, the Computational Intelligence group at TU Clausthal, and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland. Her research interests lie in the areas of Game Theory and Artificial Intelligence. In particular, she is interested in auctions, algorithmic mechanism design, machine learning/data mining, and multi-agent optimization and coordination.

She serves on the program committee for several international conferences such as IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence), AAMAS (International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems), MATES (German Conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies). She is a reviewer for several journals including Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on TKDE, Journal of Parallel Computing, Journal Distributed Computing.

  • Verwer, S., Zhang, Y. & Ye, Q.C. (2015). Learning optimization models in the presence of unknown relations. Artificial Intelligence.
  • Zhang, Y., Verwer, S. & Ye, Q. C. (2014). Learning optimization models in the presence of unknown relations. arXiv:1401.1061: .
  • Verwer, S. & Zhang, Y. (2011). Learning Revenue-Maximizing Orderings in Sequential Auctions. (ERIM Report Series ERS-2011-020-LIS). : ERIM.
  • Gaast, J.P. van der, Rietveld, C.A., Gabor, A.F. & Zhang, Y. (2014). A Tabu Search Algorithm for Application Placement in Computer Clustering. Computers and Operations Research, 50, 38-46.[go to publisher's site]
  • de Keijzer, B., Klos, T. & Zhang, Y. (2014). Finding Optimal Solutions for Voting Game Design Problems. Journal of Artificial Intelligence, 50, 105-140.
  • de Weerdt, M. M., Zhang, Y. & Klos, T.B. (2012). Multiagent task allocation in social networks. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 25(1), 46-86.
  • Zhang, Y. & Verwer, S. (2012). Mechanism for Robust Procurements. In Proceedings of the 24th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC-2012) (pp. 335-336). BNVKI.
  • Verwer, S. & Zhang, Y. (2012). Revenue prediction in budget-constrained sequential auctions with complementarities. In Conitzer, Winikoff, Padgham & van der Hoek (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) (pp. 1399-1400). IFAAMAS.
  • Wu, M., de Weerdt, M. M., La Poutre, H., Yadati, C., Zhang, Y. & Witteveen, C. (2011). Multi-player Multi-issue Negotiation with Complete Information. In Innovations in Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations Vol. 319. Studies in Computational Intelligence (pp. 147-159). Springer.
  • Verwer, S. & Zhang, Y. (2011). Learning revenue-maximizing orderings in sequential auctions. In Proceedings of the 23rd Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
  • ter Mors, A., Yadati, C., Witteveen, C. & Zhang, Y. (2010). Coordination by design and the price of autonomy. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 20(3), 308-341.
  • de Keijzer, B., Klos, T. & Zhang, Y. (2010). Enumeration and exact design of weighted voting games. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) (pp. 391-398). IFAAMAS.
  • Yadati, C., Witteveen, C. & Zhang, Y. (2010). Coordinating Agents - An Analysis of Coordination in Supply-chain Management Tasks. In ICAART (2) (pp. 218-223). INSTICC Press.
  • Yadati, C., Witteveen, C. & Zhang, Y. (2010). Improving Task-based Plan Coordination. In C. Guttman, F. Dignum & M. Georgeff (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Workshop on Collaborative Agents – REsearch and development Vol. 6066. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Springer Verlag.
  • de Weerdt, M. M. & Zhang, Y. (2010). Preventing Under-Reporting in Social Task Allocation. In W. Ketter, H. La PoutrĂ©, N..M. Sadeh, O. Shehory & W. Walsh (Eds.), Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis Vol. 44. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (pp. 1-14). Springer.
  • Zhang, Y., Manisterski, E., Kraus, S., Subrahmanian, V.S. & Peleg, D. (2009). Computing the Fault Tolerance of Multi-agent Deployment. Artificial Intelligence, 173(3-4), 437-465.
  • de Keijzer, B., Bouveret, S., Klos, T. & Zhang, Y. (2009). On the Complexity of Efficiency and Envy-Freeness in Fair Division of Indivisible Goods with Additive Preferences. In F. Rossi & A. Tsoukias (Eds.), Algorithmic Decision Theory Vol. 5783. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 98-110). Springer.
  • Zhang, Y. & de Weerdt, M. M. (2009). Creating Incentives to Prevent Intentional Execution Failures. In IAT (pp. 431-434). IEEE.
  • Steenhuisen, J. R., Witteveen, C. & Zhang, Y. (2008). Plan-Coordination Mechanisms and the Price of Autonomy. In F. Sadri & K. Satoh (Eds.), Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems Vol. 5056. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 1-21). Springer.
  • Yadati, C., Witteveen, C., Zhang, Y., Wu, M. & La Poutre, H. (2008). Autonomous Scheduling. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Foundations (pp. 73-81). CSREA Press.
  • Yadati, C., Witteveen, C., Zhang, Y., Wu, M. & La Poutre, H. (2008). Autonomous Scheduling with Unbounded and Bounded Agents. In Multiagent System Technologies Vol. 5244. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 195-206). Springer.
  • van der Krogt, R., de Weerdt, M. M. & Zhang, Y. (2008). Of Mechanism Design Multiagent Planning. In Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (pp. 423-427). IOS Press.
  • Yadati, C., Witteveen, C., Zhang, Y. & Wu, M. (2008). Autonomous Scheduling. In H.R. Arabnia, Y. Mun, P.L. Zhou & P.L. Zhou (Eds.), Proceedings of the Foundations of Computer Science (pp. 73-79). CSREA Press.
  • Zhang, Y. & de Weerdt, M. M. (2007). VCG-based Truthful Mechanisms for Social Task Allocation. In M. Dastani & R. Bordini (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (pp. 378-394). SOIE.
  • de Weerdt, M. M., Zhang, Y. & Klos, T. (2007). Distributed task allocation in social networks. In E..H. Durfee, M. Yokoo, M..N. Huhns & O. Shehory (Eds.), 6th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents (pp. 488-395). IFAAMAS.
  • Zhang, Y., Manister, E., Kraus, S. & Subrahmanian, V. S. (2005). Approximation results for probabilistic survivability. In Proc. of the Second IEEE Symposium on Multi-Agent Security and Survivability (pp. 1-10). IEEE.
  • Subrahmanian, V. S., Kraus, S. & Zhang, Y. (2004). Distributed Algorithms for Dynamic Survivability of Multiagent Systems. In J. Dix & J. Leite (Eds.), CLIMA IV Vol. 3259. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 1-15). Springer.
  • Dix, J., Eiter, T., Fink, M., Polleres, A. & Zhang, Y. (2003). Monitoring Agents using Declarative Planning. In A. Gunther, R. Kruse & B. Neumann (Eds.), Advances in AI Vol. 2821. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 646-660). Springer.
  • Dix, J., Eiter, T., Fink, M., Polleres, A. & Zhang, Y. (2003). Monitoring Agents using Declarative Planning. Fundamenta Informaticae, 57(2-4), 345-370.
  • Zhang, Y. & Chan, L.W. (2000). ForeNet: Fourier Recurrent Networks for Time Series Prediction. In Proceedings of International Conference on Neural Information Processing (pp. 576-582).
  • Zhang, Y., Feng, J. & Li, H. (1999). Application of Neural Network in the Prediction of China Stock Market. In Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Intelligent Data Engineering and Learning: Perspectives on Financial Engineering and Data Ming (pp. 179-185). Springer-Verlag.
  • Zhang, Y. & Verwer, S. (2012). Mechanism for Robust Procurements. In I. Rahwan, W. Wobcke, S. Sen & T. Sugawara (Eds.), PRIMA 2012: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (pp. 77-91). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Dix, J. & Zhang, Y. (2005). IMPACT: A multi-agent framework with declarative semantics. In R..H. Bordini, M. Dastani, J. Dix & A. El Fallah Seghrouchni (Eds.), Multi-Agent Programming (pp. 69-94). Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Qing Chuan Ye

Multi-agent systems for container transportation

Editorial positions

  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

    Referee

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Referee

  • Distributed Computing

    Ad Hoc Reviewer


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Visiting address

Office: Tinbergen Building H10-17
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
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Postbus 1738
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Netherlands

Work in progress

Verwer, S., Zhang, Y. & Ye, Q.C. (2015). Learning optimization models in the presence of unknown relations. Artificial Intelligence.
Zhang, Y., Verwer, S. & Ye, Q. C. (2014). Learning optimization models in the presence of unknown relations. arXiv:1401.1061: .

Latest publication

Verwer, S., Zhang, Y. & Ye, Q.C. (2015). Learning optimization models in the presence of unknown relations. Artificial Intelligence.