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Liviu Panait
Curriculum Vitae

Department of Computer Science
George Mason University
4400 University Drive MSN 4A5
Fairfax, VA 22030

http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~lpanait
lpanait at cs.gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-3919
Fax: 703-993-1710



 Education      
   in progress    PhD in Computer Science
George Mason University. 4.0 GPA
Area of Interest: Artificial Intelligence
   2000-2002    MS in Computer Science
George Mason University. 3.97 GPA
   1995-1999    BS in Computer Science
University of Bucharest. 3.94 GPA

 


 Experience      
 Research    2000-now    Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
George Mason University
   1999-2000    Visiting Scholar
Department of Computer Science
George Mason University
 Consulting    2000    School of Computational Sciences @ George Mason University
Co-developed web site
   1998    S.C. INSEI S.R.L.
Software development in Borland Paradox and Visual C++
   1995-1999    S.C. PANACOM S.R.L.
Software development and IT support
   1993-1995    S.C. ASCOPROD S.R.L.
Software development and IT support

 


 Professional Service      
   2003-now    Member
IEEE NNS Task Force on Coevolution
   2003    Program Committee
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO)
   2003    Co-Organizer and Lecturer
2003 Summer Lecture Series
Evolutionary Computation Laboratory
George Mason University

 


 Awards and Scholarships      
   2003-2004    PhD Research Fellowship
School of IT&E, George Mason University
   2002    Best Paper Award in Genetic Programming Track
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO)
   1999    Certificate of Excellence
Romanian National Association of Software Companies
   1999    Fourth Place
World Finals of ACM Programming Contest
   1998    First Place
South-Eastern European Regional of ACM Programming Contest
   1998-1999    Performance Scholarship
University of Bucharest (awarded to approx top 0.1%)
   1996-1998    High Potential Scholarship
University of Bucharest (awarded to approx top 10%)
   1995-1996    Regular Scholarship
University of Bucharest (awarded to approx top 10%)
   1988    Second Place
Regional Phase of Mathematics Olympiad
   1987    First Place
Final Phase of Mathematics Olympiad

 


 Extra Curricular Activities      
   2001-now    President
Computer Science Graduate Student Association
George Mason University
   2003-now    Member
Computer Science Undergraduate Advisory Group
George Mason University
   1998-1999    Member
Student Council
University of Bucharest

 


 Languages      
     
English    (fluent)
Romanian    (native)
French    (intermediate)
Italian    (intermediate)

 



  Publications

Sean Luke, Gabriel Catalin Balan, Liviu Panait, Claudio Cioffi-Revilla and Sean Paus (2003). MASON: A Java Multi-agent Simulation Library. In Proceedings of Agent 2003 Conference on Challenges in Social Simulation

Sean Luke, Gabriel Catalin Balan and Liviu Panait (2003). Population Implosion in Genetic Programming. In GECCO-2003: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. E. Cantu-Paz et al editor(s), pages 1729-1739. Springer-Verlag. This paper was Nominated for Best Paper Award in the Genetic Programming Track at GECCO-2003

Liviu Panait and Sean Luke (2003). Methods for Evolving Robust Programs. In GECCO-2003: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. E. Cantu-Paz et al editor(s), pages 1740-1751. Springer-Verlag. This paper was Nominated for Best Paper Award in the Genetic Programming Track at GECCO-2003

Liviu Panait, R. P. Wiegand and Sean Luke (2003). Improving Coevolutionary Search for Optimal Multiagent Behaviors . In Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-03). Georg Gottlob and Toby Walsh editor(s), pages 653658

Liviu Panait and Sean Luke (2003). Collaborative Multi-Agent Learning: A Survey . Technical Report GMU-CS-TR-2003-01. Department of Computer Science, George Mason University

Sean Luke, Gabriel Catalin Balan, Liviu Panait, Claudio Cioffi-Revilla and Sean Paus (2003). MASON: A Java Multi-agent Simulation Library. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on the Mathematics and Algorithms of Social Insects

Liviu Panait and Sean Luke (2003). Ant Foraging Revisited. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on the Mathematics and Algorithms of Social Insects

Liviu Panait and Sean Luke (2003). Evolving Foraging Behaviors. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on the Mathematics and Algorithms of Social Insects

Sean Luke and Liviu Panait (2002). Fighting Bloat With Nonparametric Parsimony Pressure. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN VII (LNCS 2439). Juan Julian Merelo Guervos et al editor(s), pages 411-421

Sean Luke and Liviu Panait (2002). Lexicographic Parsimony Pressure. In GECCO 2002: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. W. B. Langdon et al editor(s), pages 829-836, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.

Sean Luke and Liviu Panait (2002). Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?. In GECCO-2002: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. W. B. Langdon et al editor(s), pages 820-828, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. This paper was Awarded the Best Paper Award in the Genetic Programming Track at GECCO-2002

Sean Luke and Liviu Panait (2002). A Comparison of Two Competitive Fitness Functions. In GECCO-2002: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. W. B. Langdon et al editor(s), pages 503-511, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. This paper was Nominated for Best Paper Award in the Genetic Algorithms Track at GECCO-2002

Sean Luke and Liviu Panait (2001). A Survey and Comparison of Tree Generation Algorithms. In GECCO-2001: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. Springer-Verlag

Guido Cervone, Liviu Panait and Ryszard Michalski (2001). The Development of the AQ20 Learning System and Initial Experiments. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems, IIS-2001

Mihai Boicu, Gheorghe Tecuci, Bogdan Stanescu, Liviu Panait and Cristina Cascaval (2000). Learnable Representation for Real World Planning. In Proceedings of the AAAI-2000 Workshop on Representational Issues for Real-World Planning Systems

Guido Cervone, Kenneth Kaufman., Ryszard Michalski and Liviu Panait (2000). LEM: A New Multistrategy Approach that Speeds up Evolutionary Computation. In Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Multistrategy Learning (MSL-2000)