Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Southern California,
M.S. 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
Distributed AI, biologically-inspired multi-robot systems, coordinated system, analysis of multi-agent systems, crowd modeling
NSF 1100579: "Collaborative Research: A Complementarity-Free Contact Model for Robotics Applications," DARPA LANDroids: ARTeMUS Team, 2011 - 2014
L. Liu and D. A. Shell, "A Distributable and Computation-flexible Assignment Algorithm: From Local Task Swapping to Global Optimality" 2012 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS), Sydney, Australia, July 2012.
L. Liu and D. A. Shell, "Large-Scale Multi-Robot Task Allocation via Dynamic Partitioning and Distribution" Autonomous Robots, vol. 33, no. 3, pp 291-307, June 2012.
L. Liu and D. A. Shell, "Assessing Optimal Assignment under Uncertainty: An Interval-based Algorithm," International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 936-953, June 2011.
L. Liu, B. Fine, D. Shell, A. Klappenecker. "Approximate Characterization of Multi-Robot Swarm 'Shapes' in Sublinear-Time," Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Shanghai, China, May 2011.
E. Drumwright and D. Shell, "Modeling Contact Friction and Joint Friction in Dynamic Robotic Simulation Using the Principle of Maximum Dissipation," Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics: Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics IX: Selected Contributions of the Ninth International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, 2010.
D. A. Shell and M. J. Matarić, "Ergodic Dynamics for Large-Scale Distributed Robot Systems," In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Unconventional Computation (UC) Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4135, pp. 254-266, York, United Kingdom, Sep 2006.
D. A. Shell and M. J. Matarić, "Insights Toward Robot-Assisted Evacuation," Advanced Robotics, The International Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, 19(8), pp. 797-818, 2005.