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I am extremely honoured to be given the 2020 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award, an IEEE technical field award. It is a real privilege to be listed with the leading researchers in computational intelligence.

I am a Chair Professor and Founding Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department at Southern University of Science and Technology, a part-time Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham and the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA). I'm also a Fellow of IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer, and a Past (2014-15) President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. I was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Nature Inspired Computation and Applications Laboratory (NICAL), USTC-Birmingham Joint Research Institute in Intelligent Computation and Its Applications, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.

My research interests include evolutionary computation (evolutionary optimization, evolutionary learning, evolutionary design), neural network ensembles and multiple classifiers (especially on the diversity issue), meta-heuristic algorithms, data mining, computational complexity of evolutionary algorithms, and various real-world applications. According to Thomson Reuters, I'm one of the Highly Cited Researchers 2016 (http://hcr.stateofinnovation.thomsonreuters.com/), one of the seven from the University of Birmingham.

I received a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2012, and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award in 2013.

Prof. Xin Yao, FIEEE
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology
Tel: +86 755 88015130
Email: xiny@sustech.edu.cn


I have multiple vacant positions available at the levels of Research Assistant Professors, Postdoctoral Fellows, PhD and MSc students, and visiting scholars (for a period of more than 12 months). These positions remain open until filled. If you are interested, please send me your CV.