Xiaoshan Pan

  • Ph.D., Computer Aided Engineering,
    Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept., Stanford University (2006)

  • M.S., Computer Science, Calpoly San Luis Obispo (2002)

  • M.S., Architecture, Calpoly San Luis Obispo (2000)

  • B.E., Architecture, Xiamen University (1993)

Email: xpan@stanfordalumni.org


I graduated from beautiful Xiamen University with a B.E. in Architecture in 1993, and worked as an architect in Shantou, a medium city but also an important commercial port in the eastern coastal area of China.

In 1998, I enrolled in the M.S. program in Architecture (and later on enrolled in the M.S. program in Computer Science as well) at Calpoly, San Luis Obispo, California. At the same time, I worked at Collaborative Agent Design Research Center (CADRC) and CDM Technologies, serving as an AI researcher, multi-agent system designer and developer.

Under the guidance of Dr. Jens G. Pohl, one of my research works, An Experimental Adaptive Expert System in Architecture Programming, was awarded the George Agron Research Scholarship and published at InterSymp-2000' Baden-Baden, Germany. Another computer system that I developed, A Context-Based Free Text Interpreter (CFTI), evolved as my M.S. thesis in Computer Science, and my advisor was Dr. Franz J. Kurfess.

In 2002 Fall, I came to Stanford University for studying a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. I worked under the direction of Professor Kincho H. Law, and received my PhD degree in June 2006. During my years at Stanford, I was a member of the Engineering Informatics Group and also a research assistant of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering.

Currently I am working for CDM Tech., San Luis Obispo, California, researching AI and agent-based systems.


Research Interests

  • Adaptive expert system, more...

  • Machine learning in a collaborative environment with human users, more...

  • Natural language processing and information retrieval from unstructured documents more...

  • Memory structure and collective intelligent behavior, more...

  • Self and identity theory, consciousness, reality, more...

  • Virtual design and construction, more...

  • Navigation in virtual environment, robotic motion planning and simulation, more...


Research Projects



  • Sept. 2002 - present:  Research Assistant, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, CA, USA.

  • Sept. 1999 - Aug. 2002:  Research Assistant and Software Developer, CADRC & CDM Technologies, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA.

  • Sept. 1993 - July. 1997:  Architect, Shantou Construction International Co., P. R. China.




Other Links


Last Updated: June 26, 2006