Dr. Jie Zhang

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering
Adjunct Fellow, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, A*STAR
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Email: zhangj AT ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (65) 6790-6245
Office: N4-02C-100

Jie Zhang is an Associate Professor of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also an Adjunct Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), A*STAR. He obtained Ph.D. in Cheriton School of Computer Science from University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2009. During PhD study, he held the prestigious NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship rewarded for top PhD students across Canada. He was also the recipient of the Alumni Gold Medal at the 2009 Convocation Ceremony. The Gold Medal is awarded once a year to honour the top PhD graduate from the University of Waterloo. His papers have been published by top journals and conferences and won several best paper awards. Jie Zhang is also active in serving research communities.

Research Interests

Jie Zhang's research is in the general area of Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems, and has been focused on trust modeling in open, large, dynamic and uncertain environments where users represented by software agents are self-interested and may be deceptive. In particular, he has been addressing the challenging robustness issue in trust management where trust systems become the target of attacks. He has also focused on designing tailored trust systems for emerging application domains (e.g. e-commerce, VANET, IoT, collaborative systems, etc.) to meet specific requirements imposed by the special characteristics of those different application domains. Another major direction of his research is in the design of multi-agent systems and mechanisms that create incentives for self-interested agents (users) to behave honestly. He has also been working on the modeling of user preferences for providing personalized recommendation.

+ Artificial Intelligence
+ Multi-Agent System
+ User Modeling
+ Trust, Preference and Incentive

Selected Awards

2018 ACM Recognition of Service Award
2016 Best Paper Award at 10th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management (IFIPTM)
2016 Recognition of Editors' Choice Articles by Electronic Commerce Research and Applications journal, Elsevier
2016 Most Visionary Paper at Workshops of 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)
2015 Outstanding Reviewer, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications journal, Elsevier
2013 Best Student Paper Nomination at 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)
2010 Best Student Paper Award at 6th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM)
2010 Best Paper Award at International Conference on Information Technology Convergence and Services
2009 University of Waterloo Alumni Gold Medal
2009 Best Paper Award at 11th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
2007 NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral
2007 Distinguished Teaching Assistantship Award
2006 Best Paper Award at Canadian Semantic Web Working Symposium