The 11th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning
November 10-13, 2017, Shenzhen, China

SEAL2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Kenneth De Jong:
    Krasnow Institute, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030, USA, kdejong@gmu.edu
  • Prof. Sanaz Mostaghim:
    Intelligent Systems Group, Faculty of Computer Science, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, 39106 Magdeburg, Germany, sanaz.mostaghim@ovgu.de
  • Prof. Yew Soon Ong:
    School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4, 2a-28, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, ASYSOng@ntu.edu.sg
  • Prof. Philip C. L. Chen:
    Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau, China
  • Prof. Jun Wang:
    Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Prof. Hisao Ishibuchi:
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

Prof. Kenneth De Jong

Title of talk: Co-evolutionary Algorithms: Theory and Practice
Biography:
Kenneth A. De Jong received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan in 1975. He joined George Mason University in 1984 and is currently a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, head of the Evolutionary Computation Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Krasnow Institute. His research interests include genetic algorithms, evolutionary computation, machine learning, and complex adaptive systems. He is currently involved in research projects involving the development of new evolutionary algorithm (EA) theory, the use of EAs as high-performance optimization techniques, and the application of EAs to the problem of learning task programs in domains such as robot navigation and game playing. He is an active member of the Evolutionary Computation research community and has been involved in organizing many of the workshops and conferences in this area. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Evolutionary Computation (MIT Press), and a member of the board of ACM SIGEVO. He is the recipient of an IEEE Pioneer award in the field of Evolutionary Computation and a lifetime achievement award from the Evolutionary Programming Society.

Prof. Sanaz Mostaghim

Title of talk: Multi-Objective Optimiztaion and Decision Making in Dynamic Environments
Abstract:
This talk is about multi-objective optimization and decision making algorithms in industrial applications. The talk will give an overview about the design issues for multi-objective optimization algorithms and the challenges in real-time applications such as in robotics and computer games. In most of such applications, the decision maker must find and select one possible optimal solution in a very limited time frame. This is very challenging, when the environment dynamically changes as the decision maker needs to re-optimize and decide on the fly. Multi-objective decision making algorithms in dynamically changing environments will be addressed and applications in computer games and robotics using flying robots will be presented.
Biography:
Sanaz Mostaghim is a professor of computer science at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. She holds a PhD degree (2004) in electrical engineering from the University of Paderborn, Germany. Sanaz has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zurich in Switzerland (2004-2006) and as a lecturer at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (2006-2013), where she received her habilitation degree in applied computer science in 2012. Her research interests are in the area of evolutionary multi-objective optimization, swarm intelligence, and applications in robotics and science. Sanaz is an active member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and serves as a member of the CIS Administration Committee (AdCom). She is associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Systems) and member of the editorial board of springer Journal on Complex and Intelligent Systems.

Prof. Yew Soon Ong

Title of talk: “Why restrict to one task or problem? From Transfer to Multitask Optimization”
Biography:
Yew-Soon Ong is Professor and Chair of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is Director of the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center, Director of the A*Star SIMTECH-NTU Joint Lab on Complex Systems and Principal Investigator of the Data Analytics & Complex System Programme in the Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab. He received his PhD from University of Southampton, UK.
Dr. Ong is founding Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, founding Technical Editor-In-Chief of Memetic Computing Journal (Springer), Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Neural Network & Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, and others. His research interests in computational intelligence span across memetic computation, evolutionary optimization using approximation/surrogate/meta-models, intelligent agents, machine learning and Data Analytics. His research grant comprises of external funding from both national and international partners that exceed 15 Million USD. Dr. Ong’s research has advanced the academic standing of evolutionary computation, earning him the recognition of a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016) and a position among the World's Most-Influential-Scientific Minds. He received the 2015 IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award and the 2012 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award for his work pertaining to Memetic Computation.

Prof. Yew Soon Ong

To be added.

Prof. Jun Wang

To be added.

Prof. Hisao Ishibuchi

To be added.