Bo An
Bo An
Associate Professor
Institute of Computing Technology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Phone: +86-10-62601343
Fax: +86-10-62601343
Address: No.6 Kexueyuan South Road, Institute of Computing Technology, Rm 1343
Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing, 100190
I am on long leave at Nanyang Technological University.


Bo An is an associate professor at the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences since June 2012. Before that, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern California, working with professor Milind Tambe. He received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he was advised by professor Victor Lesser. Prior to that, he received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from Chongqing University, China.

His research interests include artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, game theory, automated negotiation, resource allocation, and optimization. He has published over 30 referred papers at top conferences (e.g., AAMAS, IJCAI, and AAAI) and journals (e.g., JAAMAS, IEEE Transactions). He has served as program committee members for many top conferences (e.g., AAMAS, AAAI, IJCAI) and was co-chair for some key international conferences/symposia. He was invited into China's 1,000 Young Talents Program. He is the recipient of the 2010 IFAAMAS (International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems) Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award. He won an Operational Excellence Award from the Commander, First Coast Guard District of the United States. He also won the Best Innovative Application Paper award at the 11th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMASĄŻ2012). Recently, he won the 2012 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice.

Recent news:

  • May 2013: I'm organizing 2013 IFAAMAS Agents and Multiagent System Summer School. Beijing, August 9 - August 12, 2013.
  • Spring 2013: I'm looking for graduate students, postdocs, and visiting students.
  • May 2013: Professor Victor Lesser visited.
  • April 2013: Two papers were accepted by IJCAI'2013.
  • March 2013: I won the 2012 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice.
  • December 2012: Two papers (one full, one short) were accepted by AAMAS'2013.
  • December 2012: Professor LAU Hoong Chuin visited.
  • October 2012: Professor Peter Bro Miltersen visited.
  • September 2012: I was selected into China's 1,000 Young Talents Program.
  • 2012.8.4: I gave an invited talk (with Prof. Zhongzhi Shi) at the 4th Chinese Conference on Agent Theory and Application (Agent2012).
  • July 2012: Professors Craig Boutilier, Chris Ryan, Milind Tambe, and Michael Wooldridge visited.
  • June 2012: I joined the faculty of the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    Current conference service:

  • Innovative Applications Chair for AAMAS'2013.
  • Senior PC for IJCAI'2013.
  • PC for AAAI'2013.
  • Poster and Demonstration Chair for AGI'2013.