Tao Mao
Software engineer at Oracle America, USA
Biography:

EDUCATION
-Ph.D., Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, USA, 2008-2012
dissertation: State Representation for Agent-Based Reinforcement Learning
-B.E., Electrical Engineering, Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University, China, 2004-2008

CERTIFICATIONS
-Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate (2011)
-Engineer in Training
passed Fundamental of Engineering Examination (NCEES, 2010)

WORK EXPERIENCE
-Software engineer at Oracle America, Inc., Santa Clara, California (July 2012-)
Java Virtual Machine Platform: implement garbage collections
-R&D engineer intern in Baidu, Beijing (June 2011-Sept. 2011)
designed algorithms to detect sentences containing desired information in large-size XML files; evaluated word similarities for over 150k Chinese words through the framework of HowNet (similar to WordNet)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
-Multi-robot systems & machine learning techniques (2008-2012)
applied machine learning techniques and reinforcement learning to coordinate multiple robots in order to achieve a certain global and/or long-term goal
-Modeling incubation and state restructuring in insightful problem solving (2011-2012)
-Categorization of brain cortical data on Python platform (Sept. 2008-Dec. 2008)
-Netlab DSP system (2007-2008)
designed and implemented internet-based remote DSP experiment system

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
-Paper review for “IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2013”: 1 paper
-Editorial board member of “International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems”
-International committee member and meta-reviewer for “The 5th International Conference on  Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA, 2012)”
 supervised 30-paper review processes, as well as individually reviewed 6 papers
- Paper review for “Journal of Intelligent Learning Systems and Applications (JILSA, 2012)”: 2 papers
-Committee member of Oracle College Hires Program (July 2012-): Oracle Santa Clara Campus leader
-Student Judge for “Harvard Entrepreneur Pitch Competition” (Nov. 2011)
-Paper review for “The Journal of Supercomputing” (August 2011): 1 paper
-Session chair of “IEEE ‘2011 International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering” (Jan. 2011)
-Organizer of “Joint Meeting of NFSI & ICFBI” (Oct. 2007)


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