Talks

Here is a list of some of my talks and presentations.

  • Coordinating Teams of Agents for High-Level Tasks. Joint USC/ISI/CERDEC Meeting, Information Sciences Institute, USC, California, 2017.

  • Message Passing for Large Scale Combinatorial Optimization. Computational Condensed Matter Theory Group, Physics Department, USC, California, 2017.

  • Inaugural Talk: Collaboratory for Algorithmic Techniques and Artificial Intelligence (CATAI). Information Sciences Institute, USC, California, 2017.

  • New Methods for the Weighted Constraint Satisfaction Problem. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2016.

  • Some Recent Advances in Optimization and Robotics. Northrop Grumman, California, 2016.

  • Case Studies in Algorithmic Techniques for AI and Robotics. Zoox Inc., California, 2016.

  • A New Solver for the Minimum Weighted Vertex Cover Problem. The Thirteenth International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint Programming (CPAIOR-2016).

  • Notes on the Constraint Composite Graph. Natural Language Group, Information Sciences Institute, USC, California, 2015.

  • Flow-Based Techniques for Temporal Reasoning. Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, USC, California, 2015.

  • Topics in Constraint Satisfaction and Weighted Constraint Satisfaction. Information Sciences Institute, USC, California, 2014.

  • On Some Combinatorial Problems with Multiple Agents. Teamcore Research Group, USC, California, 2014.

  • A Case Study in Automating Collective Construction. Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, USC, California, 2014.

  • A Simple Polynomial-Time Randomized Distributed Algorithm for Connected Row Convex Constraints. The Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2014).

  • Identifying Hierarchies for Fast Optimal Search. Presented for Tansel Uras and Sven Koenig at: The Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2014).

  • A Tree-Based Algorithm for Construction Robots. The Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-2014). Also: The AAAI-2014 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIRob-2014).

  • Smoothness and Tractability in Constraint Satisfaction and Temporal Reasoning. NASA Ames Research Center, California, 2014.

  • Collective Construction and Spatio-Temporal Reasoning. ANTIDOTE, ONR Principal Investigators’ Meeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014.

  • Simple Temporal Problems with Taboo Regions. Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2013).

  • On the Traveling Salesman Problem with Simple Temporal Constraints. Tenth International Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation and Approximation (SARA-2013).

  • Submodular Constraints and Planar Constraint Networks: New Results. Tenth International Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation and Approximation (SARA-2013).

  • A Framework for Hybrid Tractability Results in Boolean Weighted Constraint Satisfaction Problems. Fourteenth International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP-2008).

  • Algorithmic Techniques for Constraint Satisfaction and Weighted Constraint Satisfaction Problems. Computer Science Department, University of West Florida, Florida, 2008.

  • Lifting Techniques for Weighted Constraint Satisfaction Problems. Tenth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM-2008).

  • Algorithmic Techniques in (Soft) Constraint Satisfaction and Temporal Reasoning. Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Florida, 2007. Also: NASA Ames Research Center, California, 2007.

  • Contributions to Algorithmic Techniques in Constraint Satisfaction, Temporal Reasoning and Probabilistic Reasoning. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2006.

  • Simple Randomized Algorithms for Tractable Row and Tree Convex Constraints. Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2006).

  • Tractable Classes of Metric Temporal Problems with Domain Rules. Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2006).

  • On the Tractability of Restricted Disjunctive Temporal Problems. Fifteenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-2005). Also: Stanford Theory Lunch group meeting.

  • A Polynomial-Time Algorithm for Simple Temporal Problems with Piecewise Constant Domain Preference Functions. Nineteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2004).

  • On Disjunctive Representations of Distributions and Randomization. Twenty-Fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI-2004).

  • Incremental Computation of Resource-Envelopes in Producer-Consumer Models. Ninth International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP-2003).

  • SAT-Based Algorithms for Bayesian Network Inference. Twenty Second SGAI International Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence (ES-2002). Also: Stanford Theory Lunch group meeting.

  • An Information-Theoretic Characterization of Abstraction in Diagnosis and Hypothesis Selection. Fifth International Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation and Approximation (SARA-2002).

  • HCBFS: Combining Structure-Based and TMS-Based Approaches in Model-Based Diagnosis. Thirteenth International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis (DX-2002).