I have recently left UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, aka Paris 6 University) where I was a member of the decision team in the DESIR department of LIP6. Since January 2015, I am an assistant professor at SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering and an associate professor at School of Mobile Information Engineering, SYSU. In 2015, I am a visiting assistant professor of the ECE department at Carnegie Mellon University.
My research interests lie at the intersection of artificial intelligence and decision theory. My high-level goals are to help build decision-support systems (recommendation systems, decision aid, search...) and automatic decision systems (autonomous agents, robots, traders...). I am particularly interested in decision making under uncertainty (study of non expected utility models) and in exploiting those sophisticated models in optimization and sequential decision making problems (study of new algorithms). As a Ph.D student, I did some work (mainly axiomatizations) in qualitative decision making and unified many decision models in an algebraic framework. Besides, I proposed (joint work with Patrice Perny and Olivier Spanjaard) the general model of algebraic Markov decision processes and gave some sufficient conditions for the application of the backward induction. My research work now mainly focuses on sequential decision-making in contexts where not all preferential information is available (how a human can "teach" an agent to do a certain task?) and/or when the environment may evolve.
Keywords: Artificial intelligence; Algorithmic Decision theory; Markov decision processes/reinforcement learning; Qualitative/ordinal decision-making; Multiobjective/multicriteria decision-making; Preference learning/elicitation.
Fully-funded PhD openings for Fall 2015
Two programs are proposed:
- single-degree program: whole PhD study in JIE (Guangzhou, China)
- double-degree program: 2 years in CMU, rest of the time in JIE (Guangzhou, China)
If you are interested in my research, please contact me with a CV.
SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Roberts Engineering Hall 248
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tel: +1 412 268 7750
Fax: +1 412 268 3497