Hang Ma (馬航)

Annenberg Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Southern California
Email: firstnamelastname at usc dot edu
Office: PHE 410

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See highlights of my research work here (with videos).



Recent Service

Organizing the 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Path Finding at IJCAI 2019. Mark your calendar and submit your work here!

PC member: IJCAI 2019, AAMAS 2019



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.



  • 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



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/.