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.