Dunwei Gong School of Information and Control Engineering China University of Mining and Technology Xuzhou China Biography
Biography of Dunwei Gong
Dunwei Gong (M’14) received the B.Sc. degree in mathematics from China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China, in 1992, the M.Sc. degree in control theory and applications from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China, in 1999, respectively. He has published over 180 publications. He obtained two awards issued by Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Province, China, respectively, in recent three years. His interests include computation intelligence in multi-objective optimization, dynamic and uncertain optimization, as well as applications in software engineering, scheduling, path planning, big data processing and parsing.
Section: Genetic Algorithms
Amir H. Alavi Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
Department of Bioengineering University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA Biography
Biography of Amir H. Alavi
Dr. Amir H. Alavi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Also, he holds an Adjunct Professor position in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at Asia University, Taiwan. Dr. Alavi’s research interests include structural health monitoring, smart civil infrastructure systems, deployment of advanced sensors, energy harvesting, and civil engineering system informatics. Dr. Alavi has authored 5 books and over 170 publications in archival journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has received a number of award certificates for his journal articles. Recently, he has been selected among the Google Scholar 200 Most Cited Authors in Civil Engineering, as well as Web of Science ESI's World Top 1% Scientific Minds. He has served as the editor/guest editor of several journals such as Measurement, Sensors, Case Studies in Construction Material, Automation in Construction, Geoscience Frontiers, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and Advances in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Alavi received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.
Section: Artificial Intelligence
Wael A. Altabey Engineering mechanics department Southeast University Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Wael A. Altabey
Dr. Wael A. Altabey is an Associate professor since June 2020 in the
Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria
University, Alexandria, Egypt. He was awarded a postdoctoral research
certificate in 2018, from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, after
completing a postdoctoral research fellowship for two years, in Artificial
Intelligence (AI) based schemes for structural health monitoring (SHM) and
damage detection of composite structures, and he was awarded a Ph.D. in
2015, in the area of fatigue of composite structures, a Master certificate
in 2009, in dynamic systems, and B.Sc. in 2004, in Mechanical Engineering,
from Alexandria University. For the past 6 years, his research has focused
on the utilization of AI-based schemes for SHM in the research group at
Southeast University. He has published over 40 refereed papers, 15
conference papers, 8 chapters in books, more than 5 full books.
Section: Swarm Intelligence
Ragab A. El-Sehiemy Electrical engineering Department Kafrelsheikh University Kafrelshiekh Egypt Biography
Biography of Ragab A. El-Sehiemy
RAGAB A. EL-SEHIEMY, Senior Member IEEE, was born in Menoufia, Egypt, in 1973. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Menoufia University, Egypt, in 1996, 2005, and 2008, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, and Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt. He receipts Prof. Mahmoud Khalifia Award in Power System Engineering from Academy of research and technology in 2016. His research interests include smart grid and its applications, optimization and AI, and its application to power systems.
Section: Intelligent Optimization
Simon Fong Department of Computer and Information Science University of Macau Taipa Macau Biography
Biography of Simon Fong
Simon Fong graduated from La Trobe University, Australia, with a 1st Class Honours BEng. Computer Systems
degree and a PhD. Computer Science degree in 1993 and 1998 respectively. Simon is now working as an
Associate Professor at the Computer and Information Science Department of the University of Macau. He is a
co-founder of the Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Research Group in the Faculty of Science and
Technology. Prior to his academic career, Simon took up various managerial and technical posts, such as systems
engineer, IT consultant and e-commerce director in Australia and Asia. Dr. Fong has published over 432
international conference and peer-reviewed journal papers, mostly in the areas of data mining, data stream mining,
big data analytics, meta-heuristics optimization algorithms, and their applications. He serves on the editorial
boards of the Journal of Network and Computer Applications of Elsevier, IEEE IT Professional Magazine, and various special issues of SCIE-indexed journals. Simon is also an active researcher with leading positions such
as Vice-chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Task Force on "Business Intelligence &
Knowledge Management", and Vice-director of International Consortium for Optimization and Modelling in
Science and Industry (iCOMSI).
Section: Nature Inspired Computation
Xiao-Zhi Gao Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation University of Eastern Finland Kuopio Finland Biography
Biography of Xiao-Zhi Gao
Xiao-Zhi Gao received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He obtained his D.Sc. (Tech.) degree from the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University), Finland in 1999. He has been working as a professor at the University of Eastern Finland, Finland since 2018. He is also a Guest Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Beijing Normal University, and Shanghai Maritime University, China. Prof. Gao has published more than 400 technical papers in refereed journals and international conferences. His current Google Scholar H-index is 31. His research interests are nature-inspired computing methods with their applications in optimization, data mining, machine learning, control, signal processing, and industrial electronics.
Boyang Qu School of Electronic and Information Engineering Zhongyuan University of Technology Zhengzhou China Biography
Biography of Boyang Qu
Qu Boyang received the B. A degree and PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2007 and 2012 respectively. He is an associate editor of Swarm and evolutionary computation, an SCI indexed Elsevier Journal. His research interests include swarm and evolutionary algorithms, pattern recognition, and application of swarm, evolutionary & machine learning algorithms. He has published over 100 research papers and his publications have been well cited.
Section: Intelligent robotics
Ramabalan Sundaresan Faculty of CAD/CAM (P.G. Course) E.G.S. Pillay Engineering College Nagapattinam India Biography
Biography of Ramabalan Sundaresan
Professor S. Ramabalan is the Principal and Professor at the department of Mechanical Engineering at E.G.S Pillay Engineering College. He completed his Doctoral Studies in “Robotics” at Anna University, Chennai between 2005 and 2009. His expertise lies across various fields and sub fields of robotics including, Intelligent Robotics, Nanobots, Automation in Manufacturing and various artificial intelligence related optimization techniques. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in international and national journals and conferences, while the citations of his publications are approaching 700. He is also fulfilling his editorial duties at some national and international journals and conferences."
Section: Evolutionary computation
Yu Xue College of Computer and Software Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Yu Xue
Dr. Yu Xue received his Ph. D. degree from School of Computer Science and Technology,
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, in 2013. Currently, he is a professor at the
Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. He was a visiting scholar in
the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New
Zealand (08.2016-08.2017) and a research scholar in the Department of Computer
Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, the United States of America
(10.2017-11.2018). His research interests include Evolutionary Computation, Machine
Learning, and Data mining.
Editorial Board Members
J. Atkinson Department of Computer Sciences Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Santiago Chile Biography
Biography of J. Atkinson
Prof. John is a university professor, researcher and consultant over the last 20 years, with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI). He has national and international experience and leading research and technology development teams on several topics related to AI, producing unique innovations in technology and business areas, such as natural language processing (NLP), text analytics and machine learning (ML). He is mentoring people at undergraduate, graduate and professional levels and has been teaching for more than 25 years and has supervised more than 40 theses.
Nebojsa Bacanin Department of Informatics and Computing Singidunum University Belgrade Serbia Biography
Biography of Nebojsa Bacanin
Nebojsa Bacanin received his Ph.D. degrees from Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade in 2015 and from Faculty of Business Studies, Megatrend University in 2014. After completing his duties as a vice –dean, he joined the field of teaching at the faculty of Informatics and Computing at Singidunum University. During his 13-year career in teaching, he has supervised many PhD researches. He is involved in scientific research in the field of computer science and AI. He is a member of numerous editorial boards, scientific and advisory committees of international conferences and journals; and has published more than 100 papers in well-known journals.
Igor V. Bychkov Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Irkutsk Russian Federation Biography
Biography of Igor V. Bychkov
Dr. Igor Bychkov is a member of a number of scientific and expert councils, editorial boards of scientific journals. He is an expert for the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russian Scientific Foundation, Russian Academy of Sciences. He leads a number of national and international research projects. His main research interests include artificial intelligence, geoinformation systems, WEB-technologies, systems of intelligent data analysis, mathematical modelling, cloud computing, Big data, multiagent systems. Igor Bychkov is the author and co-author of more than 400 publications, including 13 collective monographs. Under his leadership 8 candidate dissertations and 1 doctor dissertation were completed and defended.
Leandro dos S. Coelho Deparment of Electrical Engineering Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) Curitiba Brazil Biography
Biography of Leandro dos S. Coelho
Leandro dos Santos Coelho received a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil, in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He earned his MS and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, in 1997 and 2000, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Automation and Systems, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) and Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Brazil. He is interested in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, nonlinear identification, optimization, forecasting and control systems.
Abdelaziz N. El-hoshoudy Department of Production British University in Egypt Cairo Egypt Biography
Biography of Abdelaziz N. El-hoshoudy
Prof. El-Houshoudy is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute at the Faculty of Engineering. His main research work revolves around petroleum, gas and polymer related studies. Prof. El-Houshoudy is also affiliated with other international journals like, Journal of Geographical Research, Journal of Petroleum & Petrochemical Engineering, Journal of Petroleum and Environmental Biotechnology Research and many others. He has published almost 40 articles in esteemed journals.
Liang Feng College of Computer Science Chongqing University Chongqing China Biography
Biography of Liang Feng
Dr. Feng is currently a Professor at the College of Computer Science, Chongqing University, China. His research interests include Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Memetic Computing, Big Data Optimization and Learning, as well as Transfer Learning. His research work on evolutionary multitasking won the 2019 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Memetic Computing, and Cognitive Computation. He is also the founding Chair of the IEEE CIS Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee Task Force on “Transfer Learning & Transfer Optimization” and the PC member of the IEEE Task Force on “Memetic Computing”. He had co-organized and chaired the Special Session on “Memetic Computing” held at IEEE CEC’16, CEC’17, CEC’18, CEC’19, and the Special Session on "Transfer Learning in Evolutionary Computation" held at CEC’18, CEC’19.
Kaizhou Gao Macau Institute of Systems Engineering Macau University of Science and Technology Macau China Biography
Biography of Kaizhou Gao
Kaizhou Gao received the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2016. From 2012 to 2013, he was a Research Associate with the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, NTU, where he has been a Research Fellow from 2015 to 2018. He is currently an assistant professor with the Macau Institute of Systems Engineering, Macau University of Science and Technology. His research interests include intelligent computation, optimization, scheduling, and intelligent transportation. He has published over 70 refereed papers. He is an associate editor of international journal Swarm and Evolutionary Computation.
Shangce Gao Department of Engineering University of Toyama Toyama Japan Biography
Biography of Shangce Gao
Shangce Gao received his Ph.D. degree in innovative life science from University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan in 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Toyama, Japan. His current research interests include nature-inspired technologies, mobile computing, machine learning, and neural networks for real-world applications. Dr. Gao was a recipient of a Best Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Progress in Informatics and Computing, the Shanghai Rising-Star Scientist award, the Chen-Guang Scholar of Shanghai award, the Outstanding Academic Performance Award of IEICE, and the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award of IPSJ.
Thomas Hanne School of Business University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Windisch Switzerland Biography
Biography of Thomas Hanne
Thomas Hanne received master's degrees in Economics and Computer Science, and a PhD
in Economics. From 1999 to 2007 he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial
Mathematics (ITWM) as senior scientist. Since then he is Professor for Information Systems
at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and Head of the
Competence Center Systems Engineering since 2012.
Thomas Hanne is author of more than 140 journal articles, conference papers, and other
publications and editor of several journals and special issues. His current research interests
include multicriteria decision analysis, evolutionary algorithms, metaheuristics, optimization,
simulation, systems engineering, software development, logistics, and supply chain
Xiongkui He College of Science China Agricultural University Beijing China Biography
Biography of Xiongkui He
Prof. He, obtained his PhD form the University of Hohenheim in Germany, ever since being a professor in China Agricultural University, China. He is the head of Centre for Chemicals Application Techniques in CAU, the member of International Standards Committee ISO/TC 23/SC 6, the deputy director of the National Plant Protection Machinery and Mechanical Cleaning, and the expert of agriculture planting group of MORA. His scientific research work has long been associated with the field of agricultural mechanization engineering and pesticide application technology. Prof. He is the author or co-author of 15 books, 185 international, and peer-reviewed publications. Until now, 32 PhD-theses have been completed under his supervision.
Wei-Chiang Hong School of Computer Science and Technology (School of Education Intelligent Technology) Jiangsu University Zhenjiang China Biography
Biography of Wei-Chiang Hong
WEI-CHIANG HONG (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in management from Dayeh University, Changhua, Taiwan, in 2008. He is currently a Professor with the School of Computer Science and Technology, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, China. His research interests mainly include computational intelligence (neural networks and evolutionary computation), and application of forecasting technology (ARIMA, support vector regression, and chaos theory) and machine learning algorithms. His articles have been published in Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Applied Mathematical Modelling, the International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Electric Power Systems Research, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS, among others. His research interest mainly includes computational intelligence and application of forecasting technology.
Sunil K. Jha School of computer and Software Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Sunil K. Jha
Dr. Sunil Kumar Jha received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics
from the VBS Purvanchal University, India, in 2003 and 2005,
respectively, and Ph.D. degree in Physics from Banaras Hindu
University, India, in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, he was a Postdoctoral
Researcher at the Kyushu University, Japan, and Hanyang University,
Korea. From 2015 to 2016, he worked as Assistant Professor at
University of Information Technology and Management, Poland. Since
2017, he has been an Associate Professor at the School of Computer and
Software, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology,
China. He has published 75 research papers in international journal of
repute. His research interests include chemo-informatics, health
informatics, artificial intelligence, data mining and pattern recognition
applications in renewable energy, nano‐informatics, agro-informatics,
Igor V. Kotenko St. Petersburg Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences Saint Petersburg Russian Federation Biography
Biography of Igor V. Kotenko
Dr. Igor Kotenko is a Chief Scientist at the St. Petersburg Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also a Professor at the Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics University and the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. He is the author of more than 600 refereed publications, including 14 books and monographs. Dr. Kotenko's main research results are in artificial intelligence, telecommunication, and cyber security. He was a project leader in the research projects from EU FP7 and FP6 Projects, HP, Intel, F-Secure, Huawei, etc.
Ge Li School of Electronics Engineering & Computer Science Peking University Beijing China Biography
Biography of Ge Li
Dr. LI Ge is an Associate Professor at Peking University. He obtained his Ph.D from Peking
University, and has been a visiting associate professor at Stanford University. He was
one of the earliest researchers engaged in the study of the computer program language
model based on deep neural networks, and the study of end-to-end program code generating
techniques. His current research mainly concerns applications of probabilistic methods
for machine learning, including program language process, natural language process, and
Junqing Li School of Information Science and Engineering Shandong Normal University Jinan China Biography
Biography of Junqing Li
Dr. Jun-qing Li received his Master's in computer science and technology from Shandong Economic University, Shandong, China in 2004, and a Ph.D. in 2016 from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China. Since 2004, he has been with the School of Computer, Liaocheng University. Since 2017, he has been with School of Information Science and Engineering, Shandong Normal University, where he became a Professor in 2017. His current research interests include intelligent optimization and scheduling. He has authored more than 50 refereed papers.
Zhiyun Lin School of Automation Hangzhou Dianzi University Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of Zhiyun Lin
Dr. Zhiyun Lin received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2005. He then worked in University of Toronto as a
Postdoctoral Researcher from 2005 to 2007. He joined Zhejiang University, China, in 2007, and worked at the College of Electrical Engineering as a professor from 2007 to 2017. In 2017, he moved to Hangzhou Dianzi University, China, as a director of Artificial Intelligence Institute. He held visiting professor positions at The Australian National University, University of Cagliari, University of Newcastle (Australia), University of Technology Sydney, and Yale University. His research interests lie mainly in multi-agent systems, distributed control and optimization, autonomous robots, etc. He was an associate editor for IEEE Control Systems Letters and Hybrid systems, nonlinear analysis.
James Llinas Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering University at Buffalo (North Campus) Buffalo, NY USA Biography
Biography of James Llinas
Doctor James Llinas is an Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Industrial and Systems Engineering and dual-appointed in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Multisource Information Fusion (CMIF), the only systems-oriented academic research center for Information Fusion in the United States; the Center has done extensive research for many clients.
Wenjian Luo School of Conmpuer Science and Technology Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen China Biography
Biography of Wenjian Luo
Luo Wenjian, PhD, professor, doctoral supervisor, senior member of IEEE/ACM/CCF . Respectively in 1998 Nian 7 months, 2003 Nian 7 Awarded bachelor's degree and a doctorate in the Department of Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China. Before joining Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), he worked as a postdoctoral (on-the-job), lecturer, and associate professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China.
Quan-Ke Pan School of Computer Science Shanghai University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Quan-Ke Pan
Quan-ke Pan received the B.Sc. degree and the Ph.D. degree from Nanjing university of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, in 1993 and 2003, respectively. Since 2003, he has been with School of Computer Science Department, Liaocheng University, where he became a Full Professor in 2006. He has been with School of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University since 2015. His current research interests include intelligent optimization and scheduling. He has authored one academic book and more than 150 refereed papers. Dr. Pan acts as the editorial board member for several journals, including Operations Research Perspective, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, American Journal of Management Studies, ISRN Artificial Intelligence, Progress in Intelligent Computing and Applications.
Bijaya K. Panigrahi Department of Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Delhi India Biography
Biography of Bijaya K. Panigrahi
Dr B K Panigrahi is working as a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi, India. Presently he is also acting as Head, Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART), IIT Delhi. Prior to joining IIT Delhi in 2005, he has served as a faculty in Electrical Engineering Department, UCE Burla , Odisha, India from 1992 to 2005. His research interest includes application of AI and ML tools and techniques topower system planning, operation, control and protection. Professor Panigrahi is presently also looking into the issues of EV charging infrastructures and the impact of fast charging infrastructure on the grid.He is servingas the editorial board member / associate editor/ special issue guest editor of differentinternational journalspublished by IEEE, IET, Elsevier, Springer etc. Dr Panigrahi has published more than 500 research papers in various international and national journals.He is a fellow of INAE and Senior member of IEEE.
Ali Sadollah School of Mechanical Engineering University of Science and Culture Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Ali Sadollah
Ali Sadollah received his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Azad University, Iran in 2007 and University of Semnan, in 2010, respectively. He obtained his PhD at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2013. He served as a research fellow for 2 years at Korea University and one year at NTU in Singapore. He has this honor to serve as a postdoc research fellow for one and half year at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Currently, he is assistant professor at University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran. Research interests: Soft Computing Applications in Engineering, Optimization and Metaheuristics, and so forth.
Mohamad Sawan School of Engineering Westlake University Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of Mohamad Sawan
Mohamad Sawan Received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of
Sherbrooke, Canada, in 1990. He is a Chair Professor Founder and Director of the Center for
Biomedical Research And INnovation (CenBRAIN) in Westlake University, Hangzhou, China. He
is also Emeritus Professor in Polytechnique Montréal. He is Vice-President Publications (2019-
Present) of the IEEE CAS Society. Dr. Sawan published more than 800 peer reviewed papers,
and 12 patents. He received several awards, among them the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee
Medal, and the medal of merit from the President of Lebanon. Dr. Sawan is Fellow of the IEEE,
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the Engineering Institutes of
Canada. He is also “Officer” of the National Order of Quebec.
Simon See Nvidia AI Technology Center | Nvidia Santa Clara, CA USA Biography
Biography of Simon See
Professor Simon See is the Senior Director & Chief Solution Architect for Nvidia AI
Technology Center, Professor and Chief Scientific Computing Officer at Shanghai Jiao
Tong University & Professor in Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and
Universitas Indonesia and committee member of more than 50 conferences. He involves
in smart city projects, especially in Singapore and China. His research interests are in
High-Performance Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning,
Computational Science, Applied Mathematics and Simulation Methodology. He leads
some of the AI initiatives in the Asia Pacific. He has published over 200 papers in these
areas and won various awards.
Siamak Talatahari Department of Civil Engineering University of Tabriz Tabriz Iran Biography
Biography of Siamak Talatahari
Siamak Talatahari received his Ph.D degree in Structural Engineering from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran. After graduation, he joined the University of Tabriz where he is presently professor of Structural Engineering. He is the author of more than 100 papers published in international journals, 30 papers presented at international conferences and 8 international book chapters. Dr. Talatahari was recognized as “Elite” by Iranian Elites Organization, “Distinguished Scientist” of Ministry of Science and Technology and as “Distinguished Professor” of the University of Tabriz. He was also selected as “Top One Present of the World’s Scientists and Academics” for 6 times from 2014 and “Distinguished Scientist of Iran Forefront of Science”. In addition, he has been selected to receive the “TWAS Young Affiliateship” from the Central & South Asia Region. He organized many international conferences and served as editor of several international journals. He also edited three books published by Elsevier.
Rui Wang College of Systems Engineering National University of Defense Technology Changsha China Biography
Biography of Rui Wang
Rui Wang is a professor at the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT). Educated in mathematics and management, he received a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering in 2014 from the University of Sheffield, U.K. under Peter Fleming. Before he joined the NUDT, he was a visiting researcher at IPN-cinvestav and IIT-Kanpur in 2013, and a research fellow at CityU HK in 2014. His main research interests include evolutionary computation, multi-objective optimization and the development of algorithms applicable in practice.
Gai-Ge Wang Department of Computer Science and Technology Ocean University of China Qingdao China Biography
Biography of Gai-Ge Wang
Gai-Ge Wang is an associate professor at Ocean University of China, China. He obtained his Ph.D degree on Computational Intelligence Techniques and Its Applications at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He served as Editors-in-Chief of OAJRC Computer and Communications, Editorial Advisory Board Member of Communications in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), Associate Editor of IJCISIM, an Editorial Board Member of IEEE Access, Mathematics, IJBIC, Karbala Int J of Modern Science, and Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Systems. His research interests are swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation, and big data optimization.
Xuesong Yan School of Computer Science China University of Geosciences Wuhan China Biography
Biography of Xuesong Yan
Xuesong Yan received the M.S. degree in Computer Application Technology from China University of Geosciences in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Software and Theory from the School of Computer Science, Wuhan University in 2006. He is currently an associate professor in China University of Geosciences and the Editorial Board member of International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation. His research interests are in the areas of intelligent optimization and applications, artificial intelligence and applications and computer applications
Zhihui Zhan School of Computer Science and Engineering South China University of Technology Guangdong China Biography
Biography of Zhihui Zhan
Dr. Zhan is currently the Changjiang Scholar Young Professor with the School of Computer Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. His current research interests include artificial intelligence and evolutionary computation. Dr. Zhan’s doctoral dissertation was awarded the IEEE CIS Outstanding Ph. D. Dissertation. He was a recipient of the Outstanding Youth Science Foundation in China and the Wu Wen-Jun Artificial Intelligence Excellent Youth in China. He is listed as one of the Most Cited Chinese Researchers in Computer Science. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and the Neurocomputing.
Yong Zhang School of Information and Electronic Engineering China University of Mining and Technology Xuzhou China Biography
Biography of Yong Zhang
Yong Zhang received the BSc and PhD degrees in Control Theory and Control Engineering from China University of Mining and Technology in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He is a professor with the School of Information and Control Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology. His research interests include intelligence optimization and data mining.
Qing Zheng Gordon & Jill Bourns College of Engineering Riverside, CA USA Biography
Biography of Qing Zheng
Qing Zheng, Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at California Baptist University, received the Doctor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University in 2009. Before joining California Baptist University, she worked at Gannon University for nine years and at Beijing Institute of Control Devices in China for five years. Her research interests include the following areas: active disturbance rejection control, multivariable control and optimization with emphasis on their applications in biomedical systems, power systems, MEMS, fuel cell, cargo ship steering, chemical processes, and other real industrial problems.
Associate Editorial Board Member
Quan Hu School of Aerospace Engineering Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing China Biography
Biography of Quan Hu
Quan Hu received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from Beihang
University, Beijing, China, in 2009 and 2014, respectively. From 2014 to 2016, he was a
Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Aerospace Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology,
Beijing, China, where he is currently an Assistant Professor from 2016. His research interests
include intelligent perception and control of space system, multibody dynamics, dynamics and
control of flexible spacecraft, space robot.
Vijaya K. Manupati Department of Mechanical Engineering National Institute of Technology Warangal India Biography
Biography of Vijaya K. Manupati
Dr. Vijay Kumar Manupati is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Warangal. His current research interests include intelligent manufacturing systems, Centralized and Decentralized manufacturing systems, integration of process planning and scheduling in manufacturing, agent/multi-agent/mobile-agent systems for distributed control, Simulation, Optimization, Soft computing techniques, Supply chain: Cross- docking, Humanitarian and Sustainable supply chain. He has published more than 75 publications which include Journals like International Journal of Production Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Engineering, Journal of Measurements, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, etc., book chapters, International conference papers and books. He is acting as an International reviewer for the most reputed peer-review Journals. Currently, he is acting as an Editorial Review Board member of International Journal of Web Portals (Scopus), IGI Global publications. He is a member of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE), Institute of Engineers (IEI) India, a Life Member of the International Association of Engineers, US and also acting as a technical committee member of various international conferences.
Janmenjoy Nayak Department of Mechanical Engineering Aditya Institute of Technology and Management (AITAM) Srikakulam India Biography
Biography of Janmenjoy Nayak
Janmenjoy Nayak is working as an Associate Professor, Aditya Institute of Technology and Management (AITAM),(An Autonomous Institution) Tekkali, K Kotturu, AP- 532201, India. He has published more than 90 research papers in various reputed peer reviewed Referred Journals, International Conferences and Book Chapters. He has been awarded INSPIRE Fellowship from DST, Govt. of India, Best researcher award from JNTU, Kakinada, AP, and many more to his credit. He has Edited 9 Books and 6 Special Issues in various topics including Data Science, Machine Learning, and Soft Computing with reputed International Publishers like SPringer, Elsevier, Inderscience etc. His area of interest includes data mining, nature inspired algorithms and soft computing.
Mariya Nazarkevych Lviv Polytechnic National University Lviv Ukraine Biography
Biography of Mariya Nazarkevych
Prof. Nazarkevych Mariya is a lecturer at the Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine. She received the Bachelor and Master degree in automation engineering at the Ukrainian Academy of Printing. She received a Ph.D in mathematical modeling in 2000. She received a Dr. degree in Security systems in 2013. Mariya is an author of more than 200 publications, including 3 patents for inventions and 2 book. Among them are the monograph "Methods of improving the effectiveness of printing protection by means of Ateb-functions" and the textbook "Development and design of advertising publications. In 2015 she won the Grant of the President of Ukraine to the Doctors of Sciences for her scientific research.
Shahrel A. Suandi School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Universiti Sains Malaysia George Town Malaysia Biography
Biography of Shahrel A. Suandi
Shahrel Azmin Suandi received his B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering,
M.Eng., and D.Eng. degrees in Information Science from Kyushu
Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1995, 2003, and 2006,
respectively. He is currently a Professor and the Deputy Dean of
Research, Innovation and Industry-Community Engagement at School of
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Penang, Malaysia. Before joining academia, he
was with the industries for almost six years as an engineer. His current
research interests are face-based biometrics, real-time object detection
and tracking, and pattern classification using deep learning. He has
served as a reviewer for several international conferences and journals,
including IET Biometrics, IET Computer Vision, Multimedia Tools and
Applications, Neural Computing and Applications, Journal of Electronic
Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security,
IEEE Access, and others.
Executive Guest Editor(s)
Fakhar Abbas Institute of Mobile Communication Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu China