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,
  • Prof. Sanaz Mostaghim:
    Intelligent Systems Group, Faculty of Computer Science, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, 39106 Magdeburg, Germany,
  • Prof. Yew Soon Ong:
    School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Block N4, 2a-28, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798,

Prof. Kenneth De Jong

Title of talk: Co-evolutionary Algorithms: Theory and Practice
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

To be added.

Prof. Yew Soon Ong

Title of talk: “Why restrict to one task or problem? From Transfer to Multitask Optimization”
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.