News

2019-05 Paper accepted to IJCAI 2019!
2019-05 An introductory SoCS-19 paper on Multi-Agent Path Finding available here!
2019-03 Received a Technology Commercialization Award from the USC Stevens Center for Innovation!
2019-02 Paper accepted to ICAPS 2019!
2019-01 Two papers accepted to AAMAS 2019!
2018-11 Four papers accepted to AAAI 2019!
2018-04 Two papers accepted to IJCAI 2018!
2018-01 Papers accepted to AAMAS and ICAPS 2018!
2018-01 Talk at Sun Yat-Sen University!
2017-12 Talk at Cainiao, Alibaba!
2017-11 IEEE paper available!
2017-01 Paper accepted to AAMAS 2017!


Research Opportunities

photo by TourismVancouver News: I will be joining the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University as an Assistant Professor in December 2019.

The AI and robotics research at the SFU School of Computing Science is ranked No. 3 in Canada and No. 21 in North America by CSRankings in 2019. I am looking for self-motivated students at all levels starting in Spring or Fall 2020. See my research highlights here. If you are interested in working with me on AI, robotics, and multi-agent/robot systems, please send me an email, including a copy of your CV and a brief statement of your research interests. Graduate applicants should also refer to the SFU CS graduate program page for more information on the admission requirements and application deadlines.

The SFU main campus is located on the Burnaby Mountain, 12 miles from downtown Vancouver.

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About

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student advised by Professor Sven Koenig. I also work with Dr. Satish Kumar. Before joining USC, I finished my M.Sc. degree in Reasoning and Learning Lab, McGill University, advised by Professor Joelle Pineau.

My interests are mainly in artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning. Specifically, I am interested in topics on automated planning, multi-agent/robot systems, spatio-temporal and constraint reasoning, and applications of probabilistic methods and other topics related to graphs, combinatorial optimization, and algorithms.

Short Bio:

Hang Ma is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California. He holds a B.Sc. (First Class with Distinction) in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University, a B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology from Zhejiang University, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from McGill University. His research interests lie in artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning, with a focus on decision making for multi-agent systems. He is a winner of the Outstanding Paper Award in the Robotics Track of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling 2016, a Technology Commercialization Award from the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, and a USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship. More information can be found on his webpage: http://www-scf.usc.edu/~hangma.

Miscellaneous

Education

  • 2014 to present, Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Southern California
  • 2012 to 2014, M.Sc. Computer Science, McGill University
  • 2010 to 2012, B.Sc. (First Class with Distinction) Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
  • 2008 to 2010, B.Eng. Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University

Recent Publications

@inproceedings{MaAAAI19a,
 author = {Hang Ma and Daniel Harabor and Peter J. Stuckey and Jiaoyang Li and Sven Koenig},
 booktitle = {{AAAI} Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
 pages = {7643--7650},
 title = {Searching with Consistent Prioritization for Multi-Agent Path Finding},
 year = {2019}
}

@inproceedings{MaAAAI19b,
 author = {Hang Ma and Wolfgang H\"{o}nig and T. K. Satish Kumar and Nora Ayanian and Sven Koenig},
 booktitle = {{AAAI} Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
 pages = {7651--7658},
 title = {Lifelong Path Planning with Kinematic Constraints for Multi-Agent Pickup and Delivery},
 year = {2019}
}

@inproceedings{LiAAAI19a,
 author = {Jiaoyang Li and Pavel Surynek and Ariel Felner and Hang Ma and T. K. Satish Kumar and Sven Koenig},
 booktitle = {{AAAI} Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
 pages = {7627--7634},
 title = {Multi-Agent Path Finding for Large Agents},
 year = {2019}
}

@inproceedings{LiAAAI19b,
 author = {Jiaoyang Li and Daniel Harabor and Peter J. Stuckey and Hang Ma and Sven Koenig},
 booktitle = {{AAAI} Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
 pages = {6087--6095},
 title = {Symmetry-Breaking Constraints for Grid-Based Multi-Agent Path Finding},
 year = {2019}
}

@inproceedings{LiIJCAI19,
 author = {Jiaoyang Li and Eli Boyarski and Ariel Felner and Hang Ma and Sven Koenig},
 booktitle = {International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
 pages = {442--449},
 title = {Improved Heuristics for Multi-Agent Path Finding with Conflict-Based Search},
 year = {2019}
}

@inproceedings{LiuAAMAS19,
 author = {Minghua Liu and Hang Ma and Jiaoyang Li and Sven Koenig},
 booktitle = {International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems},
 pages = {2253--2255},
 title = {Task and Path Planning for Multi-Agent Pickup and Delivery},
 year = {2019}
}

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