Professional Activities

Editorship

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. [2009–present]

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. [2006–present]

  • Editorial Board Member, Memetic Computing [2007–present]

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research, [2009–present]

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing. 2009

  • Guest Editor, Neurocomputing, Special Issue on Bridging Machine Learning and Evolutionary Computation, 2013/2014

  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Special Issue on Probabilistic Model Based EA, 2007/2008

  • Guest Editor, Neural Computing, 2007/2008.

  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Automation and Computing, Special Issue on Theory and Applications of Computational Intelligence, 2007.

PhD External Advisor

  • Dr. Alexander Brownlee, the School of Computing, Robert Gordon University, UK, 2005–2009

Guest Professorship

  • Jiangsu University, [2003–present]

  • Xian Jiaotong University, [2007–present]

  • Xidian University, [2009–present]

  • Xiangtan University, [2010–present]

  • Central South University, [2010–present]

Industrial Visiting Fellowship

2007/2008, BT Short-Term Visiting Fellow

Foreign Investigator/Consultant

  • DAMADSO, Italy, 2011

  • Mining Data with Probabilistic Graphic Models, Spain, [2011–present]

Scientific Advisory Board Member

External Examiner for MSc Computing Programme

  • The Robert Gordon University, UK, 2007–2010

External Examiner/Reviewer of PhD/Mphil Theses

  • University of Extremadura, Spain

  • The Robert Gordon University, UK

  • University of Leicester, UK

  • Birkbeck, University of London, UK

  • Malaga University, Spain

  • Technical University of Denmark, Demark

  • Liverpool University, UK

  • Birmingham University, UK.

  • Nottingham University, UK,

  • Manchester University, UK (Three PhDs and one Mphil)

  • Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics (ICIMAF), Cuba

  • University of the Basque Country, Spain (Two PhDs)

  • University of Cranfield, UK (Two PhDs and one Mphil)

  • University of Mauritius, Mauritius.

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Keynote Speaker

  • International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, China, 2013

  • 2013 Digital Life Technology Conference, Yunlin, Taiwan, 2013

  • Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference, LION 7, Catania, Italy, Jan 7-11, 2013

  • 2008 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security, 12/2008, Suzhou, China.

Invited Speaker

  • Cheng Shiu University, 2014

  • Yuan Ze University, 2014

  • Shanghai Jiaotong University 2014.

  • TW-UK 2013 Forum at NUTN, Taiwan, 2013.

  • National Chung Cheng University, 2013

  • Graduate Student Summer School, Zhongshan University, China 2012.

  • Graduate Student Summer School, National University of Defense Tech., China 2012.

  • Xidian University, 2012.

  • Trento University, Italy, 2011

  • Workshop on Optimization and Scheduling in Healthcare, Portsmouth, 2011.

  • National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, 2011

  • Malaga University, 2011

  • Greenwich University, 2010

  • Aberystwyth University, 2010

  • University of Bradford, 2009

  • Wuhan University, 2009.

  • Liverpool University, UK, 2009

  • University of Cranfield, UK, 2009

  • The University of Basque Country, Spain, 2008.

  • Guangdong University of Technology, 2008.

  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, 2008.

  • Institute of Intelligent Machines Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. 2008

  • The 2008 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications, Hefei, China

  • Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan, 2008

  • Tunghai University, Taiwan, 2008

  • University of Bredfordshire, UK, 2008

  • University of Trento, Italy, 2008.

  • Central South University, China, 2007

  • Xiamen University, China, 2007

  • National University of Defence Science and Technology, China, 2007

  • Nottingham University, UK, 2007

  • Aberdeen University, UK, 2006

  • Robert Gordon University, UK, 2005

  • Leicester University, UK, 2005

  • Xidian University, China, 2003, 2005, 2007

  • Shanxi University, China, 2005.

  • Xian Jiantong University, China, 2003, 2007

  • Jiangsu University, China, 2003.

Chair, Organiser/Co-Chair, Co-Organiser

  • Special Session on MOEA Competition, 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC’09).

  • Special Session on Probabilistic Model Based EA, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

  • 2007 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS’07), 15-19/Dec./2007, Harbin, China.

  • The 3nd International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC’07), Haikou, China, August 2007.

  • Special Session on Theoretical Foundations of Evolutionary Computation. Program Committee Member. 2004 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC’04), Portland, USA.

  • Special Session on Time Complexity of Evolutionary Algorithms. Program Committee Member. 2003 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC’03), Canberra, Australia.

Reviewer/Referee/External Assessor

  • A number of international journals and conferences in my research areas.

  • New book proposals for Wiley Publisher and IEEE Publisher.

  • EPSRC grant proposals, UK.

  • Research Proposals, Royal Society, UK.

  • China National Science Awards, China

  • Research Proposals, Academy of Finland.

  • Research Proposals, NWO, Netherlands.

  • Application for promotion to readership, UK

  • Applications for full, associate and assistant professorships, Singapore, USA.

Membership

  • IEEE senior Member [2006-present]

  • Founding member of IEEE CIS Working Group in Evolutionary Algorithm Based on Probabilistic Models.

  • Member of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence

  • Member of The IEEE Computational Intelligence, Subcommittee for Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award [20010-present]

Program Committee

  • A number of international conferences in my research areas