• Associate Professor
Dylan Shell

Educational Background

  • PostDoc. Robotics, University of Southern California, 2009
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2008
  • MSc. Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2006
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science, University of the Witwatersrand, 2001
  • B.Sc. Computational & Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, University of the Witwatersrand, 2000

Research Interests

    • Distributed AI
    • Biologically-inspired multi-robot systems
    • Coordinated system
    • Analysis of multi-agent systems
    • Crowd Modeling

Awards & Honors

  • Montague-CTE (Center for Teaching Excellence) Scholar for excellence in undergraduate teaching, 2013-2014
  • Faculty Service Excellence Award, Spring 2010

Selected Publications

  • L. Liu, N. Michael, and D. A. Shell. "Fully Decentralized Task Swaps with Optimized Local Searching." In Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS), Berkeley California, July 2014.
  • L. Liu and D. A. Shell. "An Anytime Assignment Algorithm: From Local Task Swapping to Global Optimality." Autonomous Robots 35(4): 271–286, November 2013.
  • J. O’Kane and D. A. Shell. "Automatic Reduction of Combinatorial Filters." In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013.
  • J. O’Kane and D. A. Shell. "Finding Concise Plans: Hardness and Algorithms." In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, November 2013.
  • B. Fine and D. A. Shell. "Unifying Microscopic Flocking Motion Models for Virtual, Robotic, and Biological Flock Members." Autonomous Robots, 35(2–3): 195–219, October 2013.