Journal Publications

  1. "From Selfish Auctioning to Incentivized Marketing"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell, Nathan Michael
    Autonomous Robots. (To appear)
    (Manuscript)

  2. "Physically Routing Robots in a Multi-robot Network: Flexibility through a Three Dimensional Matching Graph"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR). vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 1475-1494, 2013.
    (Manuscript)(Download from Sage)

  3. "Application of an Improved Proteomics Method for Abundant Protein Cleanup: Molecular and Genomic Mechanisms Study in Plant Defense"
    Yixiang Zhang, Peng Gao, Zhuo Xing, Shumei Jin, Zhide Chen, Lantao Liu, Nasie Constantino, Xinwang Wang, Weibing Shi, Susie Y. Dai, Joshua S. Yuan.
    Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 3431-3442. 2013.
    (PDF)

  4. "An Anytime Assignment Algorithm: From Local Task Swapping to Global Optimality"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    Autonomous Robots. vol. 35, no. 4, pp 271-286. 2013.
    (Manuscript)(Download from Springer)

  5. "Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Endosymbionts of Herbivorous Insects Reveals Eco-environmental Adaptations: Biotechnology Applications"
    Weibing Shi, Shangxian Xie, Su Sun, Xueyan Chen, Xin Zhou, Lantao Liu, Peng Gao, Nikos C. Kyprides, En-Gyu No, Joshua S. Yuan.
    PLoS Genetics. vol. 9, no. 1. 2012.
    (Text PDF)

  6. "Large-Scale Multi-Robot Task Allocation via Dynamic Partitioning and Distribution"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    Autonomous Robots. vol. 33, no. 3, pp 291-307. 2012.
    (Manuscript)(Download from Springer)

  7. "Assessing Optimal Assignment under Uncertainty: An Interval-based Algorithm"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR). vol. 30, no. 7, pp 936-953. 2011.
    (Manuscript)(Download from Sage)(Download code)

  8. "HDX-Analyzer: A Novel Package for Statistical Analysis of Protein Structure Dynamics"
    Lantao Liu, Sanmin Liu (co-first), Ugur Uzunner, Xin Zhou, Manxi Gu, Weibing Shi, Yixiang Zhang, Susie Y. Dai, and Joshua S. Yuan.
    Journal of BMC Bioinformatics. 2011, 12(S1):S43
    (Text PDF)(Download code)

  9. "Enzyme Structure Dynamics of Xylanase I from Trichoderma longibrachiatum"
    Ugur Uzuner, Weibing Shi, Lantao Liu, Sanmin Liu, Susie Y. Dai, Joshua S. Yuan.
    Journal of BMC Bioinformatics. 2010, 11(S6):S12
    (Text PDF)


Conference Publications

  1. "Fully Decentralized Task Swaps with Optimized Local Searching"
    Lantao Liu, Nathan Michael, Dylan Shell
    2014 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS). Berkeley, California. July 2014.
    (PDF)

  2. "Multi-Vehicle Adaptive Planning with Online Estimated Cost due to Disturbances"
    Vishnu R. Desaraju, Lantao Liu, Nathan Michael
    International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS). Padova, Italy. July 2014.
    (PDF)

  3. "Mitigating Energy Constraints in the Cooperative Air-Ground Exploration"
    Lantao Liu, Nathan Michael
    International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). Orlando, Florida. May 2014.
    (PDF)

  4. "Toward the Desired Performance for Multi-robot Task Allocation"
    Lantao Liu
    IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR). Sweden. 2013.
    (PDF)

  5. "Optimal Market-based Multi-Robot Task Allocation via Strategic Pricing"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    2013 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS). Berlin, Germany. June 2013.
    (PDF)(Download code)

  6. "Multi-robot Formation Morphing through a Graph Matching Problem"
    Best Student Paper Runner-up Award
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS). Baltimore, MD. Nov 2012.
    (PDF)

  7. "Tackling Task Allocation Uncertainty via a Combinatorial Method"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR). College Station, TX. Nov 2012.
    (PDF)

  8. "An Efficient Distributed Topo-Geometric Spatial Density Estimation Method for Multi-Robot Systems"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Algarve, Portugal. Oct 2012.
    (PDF)

  9. "A Distributable and Computation-flexible Assignment Algorithm: From Local Task Swapping to Global Optimality"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    2012 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS). Sydney, Australia. July 2012.
    (PDF)(Download code)

  10. "Tunable Routing Solutions for Multi-Robot Navigation via the Assignment Problem: A 3D Representation of the Matching Graph"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell.
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Saint Paul, Minnesota. May 2012.
    (PDF)

  11. "Multi-level Partitioning and Distribution of the Assignment Problem for Large-scale Multi-robot Task Allocation"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    2011 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS). Los Angeles, California. Jun 2011.
    (PDF)

  12. "Approximate Characterization of Multi-Robot Swarm 'Shapes' in Sublinear-Time"
    Lantao Liu, Benjamin Fine, Dylan Shell, Andreas Klappenecker
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Shanghai, China. May 2011.
    (PDF)

  13. "HDX-Analyzer: A Novel Package for Statistical Analysis of Protein Structure Dynamics
    Lantao Liu, Sanmin Liu (co-first), Ugur Uzunner, Xin Zhou, Manxi Gu, Weibing Shi, Yixiang Zhang, Susie Dai, Joshua Yuan
    The 9th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC). Incheon, Korea. Jan 2011.
    (PDF)

  14. "Task Insertion and Reassignment in Networked Robots for Topological Morphing"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation--Workshop of Network Science and Systems. Anchorage, Alaska. May 2010.
    (PDF)

  15. "Assessing Optimal Assignment under Uncertainty: An Interval-based Algorithm"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    2010 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS). Zaragoza, Spain. Jun 2010.
    (PDF)(Download code)


Ph.D. Dissertation


    "Linear Sum Assignment Algorithms for Distributed Multi-robot Systems"
    Lantao Liu
    Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University. College Station, TX. May 2013.
    (PDF)

Referred Worshop/Short Papers

  1. Distribute the Task Swapping Assignment Method under Communication Constraints
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    The 2012 Symposium on Emerging Topics in Control and Modeling: Networked Systems (CMNS). Urbana-Champaign, IL. Oct 2012.

  2. Novel Software Package for HDX Mass Spectrometry Analysis
    Lantao Liu, Xin Zhou, Ugur Uzuner, Susie Dai, Joshua Yuan
    The 7th Annual MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) Conference. Jonesboro, AR. Feb 2010.

  3. Structure Dynamics Analysis of Xylanases
    Ugur Uzuner, Weibing Shi, Lantao Liu, Susie Dai, Joshua Yuan
    The 7th Annual MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) Conference. Jones-boro, AR. Feb 2010.

  4. Structure Dynamics Analysis of Cellulase Enzymes
    Weibing Shi, Yingxiang Zhang, Lantao Liu, Susie Dai, Joshua Yuan
    The 7th Annual MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) Conference. Jonesboro, AR. Feb 2010.