Raz Lin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Computer Science Department
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel
linraz@cs.biu.ac.il

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Short CV:
Date of Birth: October 15, 1981.
I am a Postdoctoral fellow, working with Prof. Sarit Kraus in the Multi-Agent Systems lab (MAS).
I submitted my Ph.D. in Aug. 2007. My Ph.D. focused on cooperation in multi-agents environments. Click here to download my dissertation.
I graduated 2002 magna cum laude from Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, with MSc. in Computer Science. My thesis advisor was Prof. Sarit Kraus. My thesis title: "Attaining Fast and Successful Search in E-Commerce Environments".
I graduated 2001 summa cum laude from Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, with BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Detailed CV

Publications:

    2015

  1. Eliahu Khalastchi, Meir Kalech, Gal A. Kaminka and Raz Lin. Online Data Driven Anomaly Detection in Autonomous Robots. Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), 43(3):657-688, 2015.
  2. 2014

  3. Raz Lin, Ya'akov (Kobi) Gal, Sarit Kraus and Yaniv Mazliah. Training with Automated Agent Improves People's Behavior in Negotiation and Coordination Tasks. Decision Support Systems journal, 60:1-9, April 2014.
  4. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus, Tim Baarslag, Dmytro Tykhonov, Koen Hindriks and Catholijn Jonker. GENIUS: An Integrated Environment for Supporting the Design of Generic Automated Negotiators. Computational Intelligence, 30(1):48-70, February 2014.
  5. Moshe Mash, Raz Lin and David Sarne. Peer-Design Agents for Reliably Evaluating Distribution of Outcomes in Environments Involving People. Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), p. 949-956. May 2014. Paris, France. (acceptance rate = 169/709 = 24%). (to appear)
  6. Efrat Manistersky, Raz Lin and Sarit Kraus. The Development of the Strategic Behavior of Peer Designed Agents. In Language, Culture, Computation. Computing - Theory and Technology: Choueka Festschrift, Part I. Volume 8001 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Edited by N. Dershowitz and E. Nissan. Springer-Verlag. pp. 180-196. 2014.

    2013

  7. Tim Baarslag, Katsuhide Fujita, Enrico H. Gerding, Koen Hindriks, Takayuki Ito, Nicholas R. Jennings, Catholijn Jonker, Sarit Kraus, Raz Lin, Valentin Robu and Colin R. Williams. Evaluating Practical Negotiating Agents: Results and Analysis of the 2011 International Competition. Artificial Intelligence journal, 198:73-103, May 2013.
  8. Noam Hazon, Raz Lin and Sarit Kraus. How to Change a Group's Collective Decision? In Proceedings of the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013), p. 198-205. Beijing, China, August 2013. (acceptance rate = 413/1473 = 28%). to appear.
  9. Michal Chalamish, David Sarne and Raz Lin. Enhancing Parking Simulations using Peer Designed Agents. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 14(1):492-498, 2013.
  10. Katsuhide Fujita, Takayuki Ito, Tim Baarslag, Koen Hindriks, Catholijn Jonker, Sarit Kraus and Raz Lin. The Second Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC 2011). In Complex Automated Negotiations: Theories, Models, and Software Competitions. Edited by T. Ito, M. Zhang, V. Robu and T. Matsuo, Volume 435 of Series on Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer-Verlag. pp. 183-197. 2013.
  11. 2012

  12. Raz Lin and Sarit Kraus. From Research to Practice: Automated Negotiations with People. In Ubiquitous Display Environments. Edited by Antonio Krüger and Tsvi Kuflik. Volume 7 of Series on Series on Cognitive Technologies, Springer-Verlag. pp. 195-212. 2012.
  13. Michal Chalamish, David Sarne and Raz Lin. The Effectiveness of Peer-Designed Agents in Agent-Based Simulations. Multiagent and Grid Systems, 8(4):349-372, 2012.
  14. Asaf Frieder, Raz Lin and Sarit Kraus. Agent-human Coordination with Communication Costs under Uncertainty. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12), p. 1557-1563. Toronto, Canada, July 2012. (acceptance rate = 294/1129 = 26%).
  15. Asaf Frieder, Raz Lin and Sarit Kraus. Agent-human Coordination with Communication Costs under Uncertainty. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2012), p. 1281-1282. Valencia, Spain, June 2012. (short paper).
  16. Tim Baarslag, Koen Hindriks, Catholijn Jonker, Sarit Kraus and Raz Lin. The First Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC 2010). In New Trends in Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations. Edited by T. Ito, M. Zhang, V. Robu, S. Fatima and T. Matsuo, Volume 383 of Series on Studies of Computational Intelligence. Springer-Verlag. pp. 113-135. 2012.
  17. Raz Lin, Yinon Oshrat and Sarit Kraus. Automated Agents that Proficiently Negotiate with People: Can We Keep People out of the Evaluation Loop? In New Trends in Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations. Edited by T. Ito, M. Zhang, V. Robu, S. Fatima and T. Matsuo, Volume 383 of Series on Studies of Computational Intelligence. Springer-Verlag. pp. 57-80. 2012.

    2011

  18. Raz Lin, Yehoshua Gev and Sarit Kraus. AniMed*: An Automated Animated Mediator for Facilitating Negotiation with People. Demo Session. The Ninth European Workshop on Multi-agent Systems (EUMAS'11). Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 2011.
  19. Raz Lin, Yehoshua Gev and Sarit Kraus. Bridging the Gap: Face-to-Face Negotiations with Automated Mediator. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 26(6):40-47, 2011.
  20. Raz Lin, Noa Agmon, Sarit Kraus, Samuel Barrett and Peter Stone. Comparing Agents' Success against People in Security Domains. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-11), p. 809-814. San Francisco USA, August 2011. (acceptance rate = 242/975 = 24.8%).
  21. Raz Lin, Yehoshua Gev and Sarit Kraus. Facilitating Better Negotiation Solutions using AniMed. The Fourth International Workshop on Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations (ACAN'11). Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011.
  22. Eliyahu Khalastchi, Gal Kaminka, Meir Kalech and Raz Lin. Online Anomaly Detection in Unmanned Vehicles. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2011), p. 115-122, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011. (acceptance rate = 127/575 = 22%).
  23. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus, Dmytro Tykhonov, Koen Hindriks and Catholijn M. Jonker. Supporting the Design of General Automated Negotiators. In Innovations in Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations. Edited by T. Ito, M. Zhang, V. Robu, S. Fatima, T. Matsuo and H. Yamaki, Volume 319 of Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 69-87. 2011.

    2010

  24. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus, Yinon Oshrat and Ya'akov (Kobi) Gal. Facilitating the Evaluation of Automated Negotiators using Peer Designed Agents. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-10), p. 817-822. Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 2010. (acceptance rate = 264/982 = 26.9%).
  25. Raz Lin, Eliyahu Khalastchi and Gal Kaminka. Detecting Anomalies in Unmanned Vehicles Using the Mahalanobis Distance. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Agents and Data Mining Interaction (ADMI'10), p. 1-14. Toronto, Canada, May 2010.
  26. Raz Lin, Yinon Oshrat and Sarit Kraus. Automated Agents that Proficiently Negotiate with People: Can We Keep People out of the Evaluation Loop? In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations (ACAN'10), p. 47-53. Toronto, Canada, May 2010.
  27. Raz Lin, Eliyahu Khalastchi and Gal Kaminka. Detecting Anomalies in Unmanned Vehicles Using the Mahalanobis Distance. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2010), p. 3038-3044. Anchorage, Alaska, May 2010.
  28. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus. Can Automated Agents Proficiently Negotiate with Humans? Communications of the ACM, 53(1):78-88, January 2010.

    2009

  29. Raz Lin and Sarit Kraus. Designing Automated Agents Capable of Efficiently Negotiating with People - Overcoming the Challenge. In Proceedings of the 7th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS'09). Ayia Napa, Cyprus, December 2009.
  30. Raz Lin, Eliyahu Khalastchi and Gal Kaminka. Detecting Anomalies in Unmanned Vehicles Using the Mahalanobis Distance. In Proceedings of the 7th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS'09). Ayia Napa, Cyprus, December 2009.
  31. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus, Dmytro Tykhonov, Koen Hindriks and Catholijn M. Jonker. Supporting the Design of General Automated Negotiators. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations (ACAN'09). Budapest, Hungary, May 2009.
  32. Raz Lin, Yinon Oshrat and Sarit Kraus. Investigating the Benefits of Automated Negotiations in Enhancing People's Negotiation Skills. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2009), p. 345-352, Budapet, Hungary, May 2009. (acceptance rate = 132/591 = 22%).
  33. Yinon Oshrat, Raz Lin and Sarit Kraus. Facing the Challenge of Human-Agent Negotiations via Effective General Opponent Modeling. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2009), p. 377-384, Budapet, Hungary, May 2009. (acceptance rate = 132/591 = 22%).
  34. Koen Hindriks, Catholijn M. Jonker, Sarit Kraus, Raz Lin and Dmytro Tykhonov. GENIUS - Negotiation Environment for Heterogeneous Agents. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2009). Budapet, Hungary, May 2009. (Demo Session).

    2008

  35. Sarit Kraus, Raz Lin and Yuval Shavitt. On Self-Interested Agents in Vehicular Networks with Car-to-Car Gossiping. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 57(6):3319-3332, 2008.
  36. Shay Raz, Raz Lin and Onn Shehory. Collaborative Load-Balancing in Storage Networks Using Agent Negotiation. In Matthias Klusch, Michal Pechoucek and Axel Polleres (Eds.), Cooperative Information Agents XII (CIA'08), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 5180, pp. 306-320, September 2008, Prague, Czech Republic. (acceptance rate = 19/38 = 50%)
  37. Efrat Manistersky, Raz Lin and Sarit Kraus. Understanding How People Design Trading Agents over Time. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2008). Estoril, Portugal, May 2008. (short paper).
  38. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus, Jonathan Wilkenfeld and James Barry. Negotiating with Bounded Rational Agents in Environments with Incomplete Information Using an Automated Agent. Artificial Intelligence journal, 172(6-7):823-851, 2008. The article's official web page is at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.artint.2007.09.007.

    2007

  39. Raz Lin. On Cooperation in Multi-Agent Environments. Ph.D. Dissertation. Submitted August 2007.
  40. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus and Jonathan Wilkenfeld. GPNeg: General Purpose Negotiation Training Tool. The First International Conference on Computational Cultural Dynamics (ICCCD 2007), August 2007, College Park, Maryland.
  41. Raz Lin, Daphna Dor-Shifer, Saar Rosenberg, Sarit Kraus and David Sarne. Using Distributed Negotiation in Fourth Generation Cellular Networks: An Innovative Approach. The Second Israel Innovation Summit, International Convention Center, Haifa, Israel. 2007. (poster).
  42. Raz Lin. Cooperation and Competitiveness of Intelligent Agents in Multi-Agent Systems (Student Abstract). In the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2007), May 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  43. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus and Yuval Shavitt. On the Benefits of Cheating by Self-Interested Agents in Vehicular Networks. Proc. of the 6th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), p. 315-322. May 2007. Honolulu, Hawaii. (acceptance rate = 119/531 = 22%).

    2006

  44. Raz Lin, Daphna Dor-Shifer, Saar Rosenberg, Sarit Kraus and David Sarne. Towards the Fourth Generation of Cellular Networks: Improving Performance Using Distributed Negotiation. Proceedings of 9th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Modeling Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2006), p. 347-356. 2006. Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain, October 2006 (acceptance rate = 39/160 = 24%).
  45. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus, Jonathan Wilkenfeld and James Barry. An Automated Agent for Bilateral Negotiation with Bounded Rational Agents with Incomplete Information,. Proc. of the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), p. 270-274. 2006. Riva del Garda, Italy, August 2006 (acceptance rate = 131/501 = 26%)
  46. Raz Lin, Daphna Dor-Shifer, Sarit Kraus and David Sarne. Local Negotiation in Cellular Networks: From Theory to Practice. Proc. of the Eighteenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (IAAI). 2006. Boston, Massachusetts, USA, July 2006 (acceptance rate = 46%)
    Also appeared in the Workshop on Networks and Complexity, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. June 2006.

    2005

  47. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus and Jeffrey Tew. GMSIM - Implementing System for Guided Search in an E-Commerce Environment. Recommender Systems Workshop - Demo Session. BISFAI-05 (2005).

    2003

  48. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus and Jeffrey Tew. OSGS - A Personalized Online Store for E-commerce Environments. Information Retrieval Journal, 7(3-4):369-394 (2004).
  49. Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus, Jeffrey Tew. Attaining Fast and Successful Searches in E-commerce Environments. Proc. of the 25th European Conference on Information Retrieval Research (ECIR) 2003: 120-134. Pisa, Italy, April 2003 (acceptance rate = 32/101 = 32%)
    Also appeared in the International Workshop on IT-Enabled Manufacturing, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management, December 15-16, 2003; and the GM India Science Lab Workshop on Frontiers of E-Business, December 8-9, 2005 (titled: "Developing an Effective Web-site Environment for Customer Interfacing in Service Parts").
  50. Meirav Hadad, Sarit Kraus, Yakov Gal, Raz Lin. Temporal Reasoning for a Collaborative Planning Agent in a Dynamic Environment. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence 37(4): 331-379 (2003)

    2002

  51. Raz Lin: Attaining Fast and Successful Search in E-Commerce Environments. Master's Thesis (2002)
The paper was selected as one of the 10 best papers in the conference and was invited for a special issue of the Information Retrieval Journal, published by Kluwer Academic.
The paper was selected as one of the 10 best papers in the conference and was invited for a special fast track of the Artificial Intelligence Journal.
Finalist for Best Paper award.

Reviewing Activities:

Journals: JAAMAS, AI Communications, Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS).
Conferences: IJCAI (2015), AAMAS (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006), ECAI (2014), HuCom (2010), EC (2007), ICCCD (2007), IAT (2007), AAAI (2015, 2008), ACAN (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012), CIA (2008), CogSci (2009), GTSSH (2012), AARM (2011)

Past Teaching:

  1. 88-287: File Organization
  2. 88-288: Operating Systems
  3. 88-388: Advanced Programming