Shiqi Zhang


      • 03/2018, I am co-organizing the AAAI 2018 Spring Symposium on Goal Directed Autonomy in Stanford University CA.
      • 12/2017, Invited talk on service robots to researchers at Uru Videos -- a NYC-based Startup doing very interesting work on AI and computer vision.
      • 11/2017, Invited talk at the AAAI Fall Symposium on Human-Agent Groups on integrated reasoning and planning (IRP).
      • 09/2017, Panelist in the NEOACM embedded folder icon discussion on AI, We Come in Peace.
      • 10/2016, Visited Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and gave a talk on ``Integrating Commonsense Reasoning and Probabilistic Planning in Robotics''.


Iterative Multirobot Task Planning

Task planning for a team of robots requires modeling limited domain resources (e.g., corridors that allow at most one robot at a time) and the possibility of action synergy (e.g., multiple robots going through a door after a single door-opening action). We introduce the iterative inter-dependent planning (IIDP) algorithm for planning for a team of robots, while avoiding searching in joint state or action spaces. [Paper, 2017]

Robot Scavenger Hunt Game

The main goal of the Robot Scavenger Hunt is to provide a standardized framework that includes a set of standardized tasks for evaluating the AI and robotic capabilities of medium-sized intelligent mobile robots. [Paper, 2016]

Mixed Logical Inference and Probabilistic Planning

Deployment of robots in practical domains poses key knowledge representation and reasoning challenges. This paper presents an architecture that exploits the complementary strengths of declarative programming and probabilistic graphical models as a step toward addressing these challenges. [Paper, 2015]

Robot Language Learning through Dialog

Intelligent robots frequently need to understand requests from naive users through natural language. We introduce a dialog agent for mobile robots that understands human instructions through semantic parsing, actively resolves ambiguities using a dialog manager, and incrementally learns from human-robot conversations by inducing training data from user paraphrases. [Paper, 2015]


      • Spring 2018: CIS 693, EEC 693, EEC 793 Autonomous Intelligent Robotics [web]
          • Meeting time and location: Mon, Wed, Fri 12:15 PM - 1:20 PM, MC 418
          • Office hours: Wed, Fri 10 AM - 12 PM, FH 223 (please email me before you come), or by appointment
      • Fall 2017: CIS 490/590 Foundations of Computing
      • Spring 2017: CIS 493, EEC 492, EEC 592 Autonomous Intelligent Robotics [web]
      • Fall 2016: CIS 490/590 Foundations of Computing


      • Saeid Amiri, Ph.D. student (2017 Fall)
        • Master's in Mechanical Engineering (2015), University of Houston
        • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2013), Sharif University of Technology
      • Zhan Wang, Ph.D. student (2018 Spring)
        • Master's in Electrical Engineering (2017), Southern Methodist University
        • B.S. in Electronic Science and Technology (2015), Shanghai Jiao Tong University
      • Azin Shamshirgaran, Ph.D. student (2018 Spring)
        • Master's in Electrical Engineering (2014), Amirkabir University of Technology
        • B.S. in Electrical Engineering (2010), University of Guilan
      • Keting Lu, Master's student in USTC (co-advised with Xiaoping Chen)
      • Danye Luo, Master's student (co-advised with Mohammad Shirazi)
      • James Doherty, Undergraduate
      • Sujay Bajracharya, Undergraduate


    Professional Services

      Organizing Committee
        • The AAAI Spring Symposium on Integrating Representation, Reasoning, Learning, and Execution for Goal Directed Autonomy, 2018
      Program Committee Member (Conferences)
        • The AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI): 2014, 2015, 2018
        • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI): 2015, 2016, 2017
        • The Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS): 2017
        • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML): 2016, 2018
        • International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS): 2016
      Program Committee Member (Symposiums and Workshops)
        • Workshop on Machine Learning in Planning and Control of Robot Motion (MLPC), collocated with ICRA, 2018
        • Workshop on Combining AI Reasoning and Cognitive Science with Robotics (AI-CogSci-Robo), 2015
        • Workshop on Knowledge, Skill, and Behavior Transfer in Autonomous Robots (KSBT), 2015
        • AAAI Fall Symposium on Knowledge, Skill, and Behavior Transfer in Autonomous Robots (KSBT), 2014
        • AAAI Spring Symposium on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics, 2014
        • Workshop on Computer Vision and Ontology Applied Cross-disciplinary Technologies, 2014, 2016
        • Workshop on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics, collocated with ICLP, 2013
      Reviewer (Conferences)
        • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
        • International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2015, 2016, 2017
        • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2011, 2016
        • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI): 2013
        • The AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2016
        • International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), 2014
        • European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), 2014
      Reviewer (Symposiums and Workshops)
        • AAAI Fall Symposium on Human Agent Groups: Studies, Algorithms and Challenges, 2017
        • Workshop on Mathematical Models, Algorithms, and Human-Robot Interaction, collocated with RSS, 2017
        • Workshop on Autonomous Mobile Service Robots, 2016
      Reviewer (Journals)
        • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
        • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2017
        • Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Elsevier, 2017
        • Cognitive Systems Research, Elsevier, 2016
        • Advanced Robotics, Taylor & Francis Online, 2015
        • Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (JETAI), Taylor & Francis Online, 2014
        • Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Hindawi, 2016
        • IEEE Access, 2014
        • IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2013
      Reviewer (Proposals)
        • National Science Foundation (NSF), Panelist, 2017, 2018
        • Office of Naval Research (ONR), External Reviewer, 2017

    Robot Outreach

      To be added


      Professor Shiqi Zhang

      Office: FH 223 (Campus Map)
      Phone: (216) 687-3869

      Research Lab: FH 133E

      Email: shiqi.zhang6 at (preferred); s.zhang9 at

      Mailing address:

      Cleveland State University
      Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
      2121 Euclid Ave., FH 332
      Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214