Professional Activities

ACTIVITIES IN ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS

 

JOURNAL EDITORSHIP/EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

  • Founding Technical Editor-in-Chief, Memetic Computing Journal, Springer-Verlag

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Network & Learning Systems

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (Formerly Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B : Cybernetics)

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Big Data

  • Associate Editor (2010 - 2016), IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine

  • Associate Editor (2012 - 2014), Information Sciences

  • Associate Editor (2006 - 2017), Soft Computing

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Systems Science

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation

  • Member of Editorial Board, Int'l Journal of Computational Intelligence

  • Guest Co-Editor, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Special Issue on Advances in Memetic Computation, 2010.

  • Guest Co-Editor, Soft Computing Journal, Special Issue on 'Emerging Trends in Soft Computing - Memetic Computing', 2008.

  • Guest Co-Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B : Cybernetics, Special Issue on Memetic Algorithms, Vol. 37, No. 1, Feb 2007.

  • Guest Co-editor, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, Special Issue on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments, Vol. 7, No. 4, December 2006.

 

BOOK EDITORSHIP

  • Chief Editor, Springer-Verlag Book Series: 'STUDIES IN PROCEEDINGS IN ADAPTATION, LEARNING, AND OPTIMIZATION', 2014.

  • Chief Editor, Springer-Verlag Book Series: ADAPTATION, LEARNING, AND OPTIMIZATION', 2008.

  • Co-editor, Book on Multi-Objective Memetic Algorithms, Springer Series on Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer Series on Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Vol. 171, ISBN: 978-3-540-88050-9, Feb 2009.

  • Co-editor, Book on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments, Springer Series on Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Vol. 51, ISSN: 1860-949X, ISBN-10: 3-540-49772-2, ISBN-13: 978-3-540-49772-1, March 2007. Co-edited with ShengXiang Yang and Yaochu Jin.

  • Co-editor, Advances in Natural Computation Part I, II & III, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, LNCS 3610, LNCS 3611, LNCS 3612, Springer Verlag, August 2005.

 

GENERAL & PROGRAM CHAIR

  • 2018 IEEE Smart World Congress (IEEE SWC 2018), General co-chairs Guojun Wang and Ong Yew Soon, Guangzhou, China, October 8-12, 2018.

  • Co-organizer of WCCI 2018/CEC 2018 Special Session on "Memetic Computing", with Feng Liang, July 8-13 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Co-organizer of WCCI 2018/CEC 2018 Special Session on "Data-Driven Evolutionary Optimization of Computationally Expensive Problems", with Chaoli Sun and Jonathan Fieldsend, July 8-13 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Co-organizer of WCCI 2018/CEC 2018 Special Session on "Transfer Learning in Evolutionary Computation", with Bing Xue, Feng Liang and Mengjie Zhang, July 8-13 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Co-organizer of 2017 IEEE Symposium on Model Based Evolutionary Algorithms (IEEE MBEA'17) in Hawaii, USA, Special Session on Data-Driven Evolutionary Optimization of Computationally Expensive Problems, with Chaoli Sun and Jonathan Fieldsend

  • Program Committee Chair, 21st Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, IES 2017, 15-17 November, 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • IEEE CEC Conference Chair, World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2016, 25 - 29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada.

  • General Co-Chair, 11th International Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications , BIC-TA 2016, October 28th -30th, 2016, Xi’an, China.

  • General Co-Chair, 18th Asia Pacific Symposium of Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, IES 2014, 10 - 12 Nov 2014, Singapore.

  • Program Committee Co-Chair, Ninth International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL'2012), 16-19 December 2012, Ha Noi, Vietnam

  • Local Advisor, Asian Conference on Machine Learning, ACML2012, 7-9 Nov 2012, Singapore.

  • General Co-Chair, International Conference on Systems-Biology and Bioinformatics, CSBio 2011, Singapore.

  • Track Chair: ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 GECCO 2014, 12-16 Vancouver, Canada.

  • General Co-Chair: International Conference on Computational Systems-Biology and Bioinformatics, CSBio 2010, 3-5 November 2010, BangKok, Thailand.

  • Program Co-Chair: Joint International Conference on Natural Computation and International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, ICNC'05-FSKD'05, 27 - 29 August 2005, Changsha, China.

 

EXTERNAL EXAMINER OF DISSERTATIONS AND RESEARCH PROPOSALS

  • Examiner of PhD Dissertation, School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2012.

  • Examiner of PhD Dissertation, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2012.

  • Examiner of PhD Dissertation, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India, 2012.

  • Examiner of PhD Dissertation, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia, 2010.

  • Examiner of PhD Dissertation, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 2009

  • Examiner of Masters Dissertation, Melbourne school of Engineering, The University of Melbourne Victoria 3010 Australia, 2008

  • Examiner of PhD Dissertation, Monash University, 2008.

  • Examiner of Research Proposals, Research Grants and Contracts Office, Hong Kong, 2011.

 

 

KEYNOTE/PLENARY/INVITED SPEECH

  • Invited Speaker, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2018 in IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2018), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 08-13 July 2018.

  • Guest-of-Honors & Keynote Speaker, 4th International Conference on Soft Computing & Machine Intelligence (ISCMI 2017), Mauritius, 22-24 November, 2017.

  • Keynote Speaker, The 11th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL 2017), ShenZhen, China, 10-13 November, 2017.

  • Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Visualization, Graphics and Image Processing (CVGIP 2017), Taiwan, August 21-23, 2017.

  • Keynote Speaker, Joint AI Conferences: ICCSE-ICA-ICAA, Beijing, China, 6 -9 July, 2017.

  • Invited Speaker, China Computer Federation, Xi An, 24 - 25 June, 2017.

  • Invited Speaker, Workshop on Complex System Optimization, Hefei, Anhui, China, 29-30 April, 2017.

  • Keynote Speaker, FASLIP, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligent, Athens, Greece, 6 -9 December 2016.

  • Keynote Speaker, Applied Informatics and Technology Innovation Conference, Newcastle, Australia, 22 -24 November 2016.

  • Keynote Speaker, Computational Intelligence Forum (CIF'2016), Shenzhen, China, October 27-28, 2016.

  • Keynote Speaker, 8th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE 2016), Ha Noi, Vietnam, 6-8 October 2016.

  • Keynote Speaker, 8th Search Based Software Engineering Symposium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 8-10 October 2016.

  • Invited Speaker, 2016 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Summer School ('Advanced Topics in Computational Intelligence - Theory and Applications'), PES University, Bangalore, India, 8 - 12 August 2016.

  • Keynote Speaker, International Workshop on Computational Intelligence and Applications, 23-25th May, 2016, New Delhi, India.

  • Keynote Speaker, Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI 2016), Canberra, Australia, 2-5 February 2016.

  • Invited Speaker, “Course Topic: Evolutionary Multi-tasking”, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Winter School ('Emerging Research Trends in Computational Intelligence - Theory and Applications') at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Ahmedabad, INDIA, March 1-4, 2016.

  • Keynote Speaker, The Sixth International Symposium on Information and Communication Technology (SoICT 2015), Hue Royal city, Vietnam, 3 - 4 Dec 2015.

  • Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Cyber Security and Computational Models, 17-19 Dec 2015, Jaipur, India.

  • Keynote Speaker, 4th International Conference on Frontiers in Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications, FICTA 2015, Durgapur, 16-18 November, 2015.

    >> Slides: Towards Evolutionary Multitasking: A new paradigm in Evolutionary Computation

  • Invited Talk: Computer Science & Information Technology, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

    >> Slides: Emerging Big Dimensionality

  • Keynote Speech: The Seventh IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (IEEE CISDA 2014), Hanoi, Vietnam, 14-17 December 2014.

    >> Slides: Heterogeneous Memetic Multi-Agent System with Transfer Reinforcement Learning

  • Keynote Speech: 4th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT 2014), Melaka, Malaysia, 8 - 10 December 2014.

  • Plenary Speech: 3rd Complex Adaptive Systems Conference 2014 (CAS 2014), Conquering Complexity: Challenges and Opportunities, November 3-5, 2014, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

  • Invited Speeches: The 2014 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (IWNICA 2014), IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, April 2013, Hefei, China.

    >> Slides 1: The Emerging "Big Dimensionality"

    >> Slides 2: Meme as Building Block for Evolutionary Optimization - A Machine & Transfer Learning Paradigm for Search

  • Keynote Speech: Artificial Intelligence & Swarm Intelligence in Interactive Digital Media and Entertainment Game, The Fifth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2014). October 17-20, 2014, Hefei, Anhui Province, China.

  • Keynote Speaker: Advancements in Memetic Computation, 17th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Seoul, Korea, (IES 2013), November 7-9, 2013.

  • Keynote Speech: Towards Human-Inspired Memetic Computational Search Paradigm, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (CIHLI 2013), IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, April 2013.

  • Keynote Speech: Advances in Memetic Computation: The Ninth International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL'2012), 16 - 19 December 2012.

  • Keynote Speech: Advances in Memetic Computation: Seventh International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Application, 2012 (BIC-TA 2012) ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior, Gwalior, India, December 14 - 16,2012.

  • Keynote Speech: Optimization Made Smarter with Memetic Computation: Sixth International Symposium on Intelligence Computation & Applications, October 2012, Wuhan, China.

  • "Topic: Advances in Memetic Computation": Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, 168, University Road, Min-Hsiung, Chiayi, Taiwan, May 2012.

  • "Topic: Advances in Memetic Computation": AI Forum 2012, E-Da World, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 11 - 12 May 2012.

  • "Topic: Memetic Computation: National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, May 2012.

  • "Topic: Memetic Computation": Foreign Scholars Workshop for Graduate Students in Yonsei University, Korea, Feb 2-5, 2012.

  • Invited Speaker: “Course Topic: Advances in Memetic Computing”, IEEE Sun Yat-sen University Computational Intelligence Winter School, Jan. 24 to Jan. 28, 2011 in the south campus of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China.

  • "Keynote Speech: Towards Memetic Computing": International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing (SEMCCO), December 2010.

  • “Topic: Towards Memetic Computing”, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, Host: Professor Hisao Ishibuchi, August 2010.“Topic: Towards Memetic Computing”, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Host: Professor Hitoshi Iba, July 2010.

  • “Topic : Towards Memetic Computing”, Department of Computer Science Seminar 2010 Series, Faculty of Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, Jun 2010.

  • “Topic: Towards Memetic Computing”, ShenZhen University, ShenZhen, China, Host: Professor Ji Zhen, Jun 2010.“Topic 1: Memetic Computing”,

  • “Topic 2: Computational Expensive Problems”, National Academic Conference for PhD candidates, Key Lab of Intelligent Perception and Image Understanding of Ministry of Education of China, Institute of Intelligent Information Processing, Xidian University, Xi'an, China, Oct 2009.

  • “Topic: A Development Platform for Memetic Algorithm Design”, Joint 3rd International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 7th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, SCIS&ISIS 2006, 20-24 September , 2006, O-okayama Campus West Bldg. 9, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

  • Judge, Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award (TKKYIA), Computer & IT Category, 2005, 2006, Singapore.

  • “Plenary Topic: “Open Problems and Challenges in Natural Computation and Knowledge Discovery” in International Conference on Natural Computing and Fuzzy System & Knowledge Discovery, ICNC and FSKD'05, Changsha, China, 2005.

  • “Topic: Research on Memetic Algorithms”, School of Computer and Communication, Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan 410082, China, August 2005. 

  • “Topic: Inverse Multi-Objective Robust Evolutionary Design”, Honda Research Institute Europe, Frankfurt, Germany, May 2005.

  • “Topic: Grid-enabled Optimization Environment for Complex Engineering Problems”, Honda Research Institute Europe, Frankfurt, Germany, December 2003.

  • “Topic: Evolutionary Design of Computationally Expensive Problem”, Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA), School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK, December 2003.

 

INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR/INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 

REVIEWER

  • IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computation

  • IEEE Transaction on System, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B and C

  • Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems

  • European Journal of Operational Research

  • International Journal of Systems Science

  • International Journal of Computational Intelligence

  • International Journal of Information Technology

  • Parallel Computing Journal

  • IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation

  • IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics

  • International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • International Conference on Neural Information Processing

  • Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

  • Others