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Computer Science Department Colloquium

Decision Making for Many Mobile Objects


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Thursday, September 10, 2020, 10:30am - 12:00pm



Speaker: Dr. Jingjin Yu


Jingjin Yu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University. He received his B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1998. He obtained his M.S. in Computer Science (2010) and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2013), both from the University of Illinois, where he briefly stayed as a postdoctoral researcher. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2013 to 2015. He is broadly interested in the area of algorithmic robotics, control, and optimization, focusing on issues related to optimality, complexity, and the design of efficient decision-making methods for single- and multi-robot systems. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award.

Location : Via Zoom

Event Type: Computer Science Department Colloquium

Abstract: Systems composed of many mobile bodies (e.g., robots or movable objects) are often highly complex, due to interactions between the bodies. For example, in a multi-robot motion planning scenario, applicable to warehouse automation, port automation, and autonomous driving settings, as the density of robots increases, it becomes increasingly difficult to coordinate robots’ collision-free motion while simultaneously seeking to optimize the overall system throughput. In this talk, I will discuss several practical decision-making problems for systems containing many mobile objects, examine the involved computational challenges, and highlight state-of-the-art algorithmic solutions for dealing with the challenges.

Contact  Host: Dr. Matthew Stone