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Rong Zhou

Rong Zhou is a senior researcher and Manager of the High-Performance Analytics (HPA) area of the Interaction and Analytics Laboratory at PARC. His research interests include large-scale graph algorithms, GPU-accelerated machine learning, heuristic search, automated planning and parallel model checking.
Rong has published extensively in top journals and conferences in the field of artificial intelligence, and his work received two Best Paper Awards from the International Conferences on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) in 2004 and 2005. He is the co-chair of the First International Symposium on Search Techniques in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (STAIR) 2008, the co-chair of the International Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS) 2009, and the tutorial co-chair of ICAPS 2011.  He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.
Dr. Zhou earned his Ph.D. from the Computer Science and Engineering Dept. of Mississippi State University, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence. He holds 21 US and 14 international patents in the areas of parallel algorithms, planning and scheduling, disk-based search, and diagnosis, and is the recipient of two Golden Acorn Awards from PARC.


PARC publications

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Leveraging Multiple GPUs and CPUs for Graphlet Counting in Large Networks

ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)

24 October 2016

Relational Similarity Machines

12th International Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs (MLG SIGKDD)

14 August 2016

Toward Interactive Relational Learning

Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16)

12 February 2016


Scalable Relational Learning for Large Heterogeneous Networks

IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics

19 October 2015


Online reconfigurable machines

AI Magazine

Fall 2013


Parallel model checking using abstraction

To be presented at the 19th International SPIN Workshop on Model Checking of Software

23 July 2012


Online planning to control a packaging infeed system

IAAI Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence

10 August 2011

Succinct set-encoding for state-space search

Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-11)

7 August 2011

On-line planning and scheduling: an application to controlling modular printers

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research

February 2011

Integrated parallel printing systems with hypermodular architecture

IS&T-SPIE Electronic Imaging

24 January 2011


Pervasive diagnosis

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - A

September 2010



A unified information criterion for evaluating probe and test selection

International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management

6 October 2008

Heuristic search for target-value path problem

AAAI 2008 Search Workshop

13 July 2008

Combining breadth-first and depth-first strategies in searching for optimal treewidth

The First International Symposium on Search Techniques in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

13 July 2008


Leveraging graph locality via abstraction

7th International Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation, and Approximation (SARA 2007)

18 July 2007

Edge partitioning in external-memory graph search

Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007)

6 January 2007

Anytime heuristic search

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research

January 2007


A breadth-first approach to memory-efficient graph search

Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06)

16 July 2006

Domain-independent structured duplicate detection

Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2006)

16 July 2006

Memory-efficient symbolic heuristic search

The Sixteenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-06)

6 June 2006





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