General
Wenji Mao
Professor
Institute of Automation
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Email: wenji.mao@ia.ac.cn 
Phone: 86-10-82544789

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Agents, Social Computing and Security Informatics, as well as their applications in intelligent systems

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2006
M.Sc., Insittute of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1993
B.Sc., Computer Science Department, Jilin University, China, 1990

Work Experience

Oct. 2012--Present
Professor, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Sept. 2006--2012
Associate Professor, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Sept. 2001--2006
Research Assistant, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California 
Jan.--July 2001
Research Scientist, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) 
Sept. 1999--2000
Visiting Scholar, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) 
Aug. 1996--1999
Lecturer, Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
July 1993--1996
Assistant Lecturer, Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Honors & Distinctions

Science and Technology Progress Award (First Class), Chinese Automation Association, 2013
AI Science and Technology Innovation Award (Second Class), Chinese Association on Artificial Intelligence, 2012
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, University of Southern California, 2006
National Science and Technology Progress Award (Second Class), Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 1993

Selected Publications

Books/Chapters 

[1] W. Mao and F. Wang. Advances in Intelligence and Security Informatics. Academic Press, April, 2012.
[2] C. Yang, W. Mao, X. Zheng and H. Wang (Eds.). Intelligent Systems for Security Informatics. Elsevier, February, 2013.
[3] M. Chau, A. Wang, X. Zheng, H. Chen, D. Zeng and W. Mao (Eds.). Intelligence and Security Informatics. Springer, 2011.
[4] C. Yang, H. Chen, M. Chau, K. Chang, S. Lang, P. Chen, R. Hsieh, D. Zeng, F. Wang, K. Carley, W. Mao and J. Zhan (Eds.). Intelligence and Security Informatics: PAISI, PACCF and SOCO Workshops. Springer, 2008.
[5] J. Gratch, W. Mao and S. Marsella. Modeling Social Emotions and Social Attributions. In: R. Sun (Ed.), Cognition and Multi-Agent Interaction: Extending Cognitive Modeling to Social Simulation, pp.219-251. Cambridge University Press, January, 2006. 

Journal Papers

[1] W. Mao, J. Gratch and X. Li. Probabilistic Plan Inference for Group Behavior Prediction. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 27(4):27-36, July/August, 2012.
[2] W. Mao and J. Gratch. Modeling Social Causality and Responsibility Judgment in Multi-Agent Interactions. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 44:223-273, May, 2012.
[3] W. Mao, A. Ge and X. Li. From Causal Scenario to Social Causality: An Attributional Approach. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 26(6):48-57, November/December, 2011.
[4] W. Mao and J. Gratch. Modeling Social Inference in Virtual Agents. AI & Society, 24(1):5-11, 2009.
[5] P. Su, W. Mao*, D. Zeng and H. Zhao. Mining Actionable Behavioral Rules. Decision Support Systems, 54(1):142-152, December, 2012.
[6] P. Su, W. Mao* and D. Zeng. An Empirical Study of Cost-Sensitive Learning in Cultural Modeling. Information Systems and e-Business Management, 11(3):437-455, 2013.
[7] X. Li, W. Mao* and D. Zeng. Forecasting Complex Group Behavior via Multiple Plan Recognition. Frontiers of Computer Science, 6(1):102-110, 2012. 
[8] Y. Wang, W. Mao*, D. Zeng and F. Xia. Listwise Approaches Based on Feature’s Ranking Discovery. Frontiers of Computer Science, 6(6): 647-659, 2012.
[9] X. Li, W. Mao*, D. Zeng, P. Su and F. Wang. Performance Evaluation of Machine Learning Methods in Cultural Modeling. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 24(6):1010-1017, November, 2009.
[10] B. Martinovski and W. Mao. Emotion as an Argumentation Engine: Modeling the Role of Emotion in Negotiation. Group Decision and Negotiation, 18(3):235-259, 2009.
[11] F. Wang, D. Zeng, K. Carley and W. Mao. Social Computing: From Social Informatics to Social Intelligence. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 22(2):79-83, March/April, 2007.
[12] R. Lu, C. Cao, Y. Chen, W. Mao, W. Chen and Z. Han. A PNLU Approach to Automatic Generation of ICAI Systems. Science in China (Series A), 38(suppl.):1-11, September, 1995. 

Conference Papers 

[1] W. Mao and J. Gratch. Modeling Social Causality and Responsibility Judgment in Multi-Agent Interactions: Extended Abstract. Proceedings of the Twenty-Third International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’13), 2013. (Oral Talk)
[2] L. Huangfu, W. Mao*, D. Zeng and L. Wang. OCC Model-Based Emotion Extraction from Online Reviews. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. IEEE Press, 2013.
[3] Q. Kong, W. Mao* and D. Zeng. Predicting User Participation in Social Networking Sites. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. IEEE Press, 2013.
[4] A. Ge, W. Mao*, D. Zeng, Q. Kong and H. Zhu. Extracting Action Knowledge in Security Informatics. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. IEEE Press, 2012.
[5] Z. Tan, W. Mao*, D. Zeng, X. Li and X. Bao. Acquiring Netizen Group’s Opinions for Modeling Food Safety Events. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. IEEE Press, 2012.
[6] X. Li, W. Mao*, D. Zeng and H. Zhu. Forecasting Group Behavior via Multiple Plan Recognition. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. IEEE Press, 2011.
[7] P. Su, W. Mao*, D. Zeng and H. Zhao. Mining Actionable Behavioral Rules from Group Data. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. IEEE Press, 2011.
[8] X. Li, W. Mao*, D. Zeng and F. Wang. Automatic Construction of Domain Theory for Attack Planning. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, pp.65-70. IEEE Press, 2010.
[9] P. Su, W. Mao*, D. Zeng, X. Li and F. Wang. Handling Class Imbalance Problem in Cultural Modeling. Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, pp.251-256. IEEE Press, 2009.
[10] X. Li, W. Mao*, D. Zeng, P. Su and F. Wang. Performance Evaluation of Classification Methods in Cultural Modeling. Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, pp.248-250. IEEE Press, 2009.
[11] W. Mao, D. Zeng, L. Zhang, D. Wei and F. Wang. Social Modeling and Reasoning for Security Informatics. Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics. Springer Verlag, 2007.
[12] W. Mao and J. Gratch. Evaluating a Computational Model of Social Causality and Responsibility. Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS’06), pp.985-992. ACM Press, 2006.
[13] J. Gratch, S. Marsella and W. Mao. Towards a Validated Model of Emotional Intelligence. Proceedings of the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI’06), pp.1613-1616. AAAI Press, 2006.
[14] W. Mao and J. Gratch. Social Causality and Responsibility: Modeling and Evaluation. Proceedings of the Fifth International Working Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA’05), pp.191-204. Springer, 2005.
[15] B. Martinovski, W. Mao, J. Gratch and S. Marsella. Mitigation Theory: An Integrated Approach. Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp.1407-1412. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005.
[16] W. Mao and J. Gratch. Social Judgment in Multiagent Interactions. Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS’04), pp.210-217. IEEE Press, 2004.
[17] W. Mao and J. Gratch. A Utility-Based Approach to Intention Recognition. AAMAS 2004 Workshop on Agent Tracking: Modeling Other Agents from Observations (MOO’04), 2004.
[18] W. Mao and J. Gratch. The Social Credit Assignment Problem. Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA’03), pp.39-47. Springer, 2003.

Professional Activities

Journal Services

IEEE Intelligent Systems, Associate Editor (2011.3-)
Journal of Software, Executive Editor (2011-2014)
IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on “Social Intelligence and Technologies”, Guest Co-Editor (2014)
Journal of Software, Special Issue on “Social Computing: Theory and Methods”, Lead Guest Editor (2014)
Information Systems & e-Business Management, Special Issue on “Social Computing and e-Business”, Guest Co-Editor (2012)
IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on “Social and Economic Computing”, Lead Guest Editor (2011)
IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on “Social Learning”, Guest Co-Editor (2010)
Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Special Issue on “Security Informatics and Social Computing”, Guest Co-Editor (2009) 

Conference/Workshop Services

Co-Chair: ISI-KDD 2012, PAISI 2011, SOCO 2011, GAMEON-ASIA 2010
PC Co-Chair: SOCO 2008-2009, SOCO 2013
Poster Co-Chair: IEEE ISI 2011
PC Member/Session Chair: AAMAS08, AAMAS11, Agent08-10, AMT09-12, ASTEC07-13, CCDM11, EUROMEDIA08-12, FOSINT-SI12-13, GAMEON07-12, GAMEON-NA08-12, IEEE-ISI12-13, ISC08-13, IVA06-11, NCSC11-12, PAISI12, PRIMA09, SID10, SISCO11, etc 

Refereeing

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, Frontiers of Computer Science, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Journal of Software, etc
AAMAS06, AAMAS08, AAMAS11, Agent10, AMT09-12, ASTEC07-12, BRIMS07-08, CIADA’07, CogSci06-13, EUROMEDIA08-12, FOSINT-SI12, GAMEON08-12, GAMEON-NA08-12, ICCS06-07, ICONIP12, IEEE-ISI12, IVA06-11, PAISI12, PRIMA09, SID10, etc 

Society Services

ACM Beijing Chapter, Chair (2012-2014)
ACM Social and Economic Computing Chapter, Treasurer (2010-2012)
CAAI (Chinese Association on Artificial Intelligence), Council (2010-2012) 

Membership

AAAI (2003-)、ACM (2006-)、COGSCI (2006-)、INFORMS (2009-), Member
CCF (Chinese Computer Federation), Senior Member (2007-)
IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society, Technical Committee on Homeland Security, Member (2008-)
IFAC Technical Committee 9.1 on Economic, Business and Financial Systems, Member (2010-)

Students