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Y. (Yingqian) Zhang

Assistant Professor

Yingqian Zhang
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Programme:
Logistics & Information Systems
ERIM Membership:
Member ERIM, affiliated since 2011
Profile

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.

Work in progress (2)
  • 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.
Publications (30)
  • Articles (28)
    • de Keijzer, B., Klos, T. & Zhang, Y. (2014). Finding Optimal Solutions for Voting Game Design Problems. Journal of Artificial Intelligence, 49.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. (2011). Learning revenue-maximizing orderings in sequential auctions. In Proceedings of the 23rd Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • de Weerdt, M. M. & Zhang, Y. (2010). Preventing Under-Reporting in Social Task Allocation. In W. Ketter, H. La Poutré, 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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., 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. & 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.
    • 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. (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.
    • 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. & 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.
    • 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. Fundamenta Informaticae, 57(2-4), 345-370.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Book contributions (2)
    • 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.
Recognitions (3)
  • Editorial position (3)
    Journal IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
    Role Referee

    Journal Artificial Intelligence
    Role Referee

    Journal Distributed Computing
    Role Ad Hoc Reviewer

PhD Projects (1)

Multi-agent systems for container transportation

Qing Chuan Ye
PhD Candidate: Qing Chuan Ye Role: Daily Supervisor Timeframe: 2012 -
 
Events (2)
Apr 13, 2012 Revenue Prediction in Budget-constrained Sequential Auctions with Complementarities
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Feb 24, 2011 Multiagent Task Allocation in Social Networks
  ERIM Research Seminar | Information Management

Visiting address
Office: H10-17
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Netherlands
Postal address
Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam
Netherlands
 

Work in progress

  • 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.

Latest publication

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.

Latest book

Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis

This volume contains 13 thoroughly refereed and revised papers detailing recent advances in research on trading…

Latest news

Yingqian Zhang Appointed as Assistant Professor in Business Intelligence

On June 16, Yingqian Zhang joined the Econometric Institute as assistant professor in the field of Business Intelligence.

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