Biography: Hisao Ishibuchi is a Chair Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology, China. He was the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Vice-President for Technical Activities in 2010-2013 and the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine in 2014-2019. Currently he is an IEEE CIS Administrative Committee Member (2014-2019, 2021-2023), an IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2017, 2021-2023), and an Associate Editor of several journals such as IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics, IEEE Access, and ACM Computing Surveys. He is also Program Chair of IEEE SSCI 2022, and General Chair of IEEE WCCI 2014. He received a Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award from IEEE CIS in 2019, an Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation in 2020, and Best Paper Awards from FUZZ-IEEE 2009, 2011, EMO 2019, and GECCO 2004, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021. He also received a JSPS prize in 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow.
Speech Title: Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization and Fair Performance Comparison
Biography: Robert Kozma (M’98–SM’02–F’13) received the M.S. degree in power engineering from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow, Russia, in 1982, the M.S. degree in mathematics from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in applied physics from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1992.,He became an Assistant Professor/Lecturer with the Department of Information Sciences, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1996. In 1998, he held a joint appointment with the Division of Neurobiology and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA. In 2009, he was appointed as a Professor of Computer Science with The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA. He has been an Associate Professor with the Department of Quantum Science and Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, since 1993. Since 2009, he has been a Professor of Mathematical Sciences with The University of Memphis. Since 2001, he has been the Director of the Computational Neurodynamics Laboratory (currently CLION), FedEx Institute of Technology, The University of Memphis.,Dr. Kozma served on AdCom of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) from 2009 to 2012, and on the Governing Board of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) from 2004 to 2012. He is the Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program of the IEEE CIS. He has been a Technical Committee Member of the IEEE CIS since 1996. He also served in leading positions at over 20 international conferences, including the General Chair of the IEEE/INNS International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) in Atlanta, GA, USA, in 2009, the Program Co-Chair of the IJCNN/World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) in Hong Kong in 2008, the Program Co-Chair of IJCNN in Budapest, Hungary, in 2004, and the Chair for Finances of the IEEE WCCI in Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 2006. He is an Associate Editor of Neural Networks, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Neurocomputing, and the Journal of Cognitive Neurodynamics
Chin-Teng Lin received the B.S. degree from the National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan in 1986, and the Master and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A. in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He is currently a Distinguished Professor, Co-Director of Australian AI Institute, and Director of CIBCI Lab, FEIT, UTS. He is also invited as the International Faculty of the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) from 2012 and Honorary Professorship of University of Nottingham from 2014.
Prof. Lin’s research focuses on machine-intelligent systems and brain computer interface, including algorithm development and system design. He has published over 390 journal papers (H-Index 79 based on Google Scholar), and is the co-author of Neural Fuzzy Systems (Prentice-Hall) and author of Neural Fuzzy Control Systems with Structure and Parameter Learning (World Scientific). Dr. Lin served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems from 2011 to 2016, and has served on the Board of Governors of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is the Chair of the 2022 CIS Awards Committee. Dr. Lin is an IEEE Fellow, and received the IEEE Fuzzy Pioneer Award in 2017.
Speech Title: AI-Human Teaming via Brain Computer Interfacing
Biography: Derong Liu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1994. He was a Staff Fellow with General Motors Research and Development Center, from 1993 to 1995. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, from 1995 to 1999. He joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999, and became a Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Computer Science in 2006. He was selected for the “100 Talents Program” by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008, and he served as the Associate Director of The State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems at the Institute of Automation, from 2010 to 2016. He has published 19 books. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Artificial Intelligence Review (Springer). He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems from 2010 to 2015. He received the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation in 1999, the University Scholar Award from University of Illinois from 2006 to 2009, the Overseas Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2008, the Outstanding Achievement Award from Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly in 2014, the INNS Gabor Award in 2018, the IEEE TNNLS Outstanding Paper Award in 2018, the IEEE SMC Society Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award in 2018, and the IEEE/CCA J. Automatica Sinica Hsue-Shen Tsien Paper Award in 2019. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the International Neural Network Society, a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition, and a Member of Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe).
Biography: Marios Polycarpou is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus. He is also a Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts, and an Honorary Professor of Imperial College London. He received the B.A degree in Computer Science and the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, both from Rice University, USA in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. His teaching and research interests are in intelligent systems and networks, adaptive and learning control systems, fault diagnosis, machine learning, and critical infrastructure systems. Dr. Polycarpou has published more than 400 articles in refereed journals, edited books and refereed conference proceedings, and co-authored 7 books. He is also the holder of 6 patents. Prof. Polycarpou received the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC and the recipient of the 2014 Best Paper Award for the journal Building and Environment (Elsevier). He served as the President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2012-2013), as the President of the European Control Association (2017-2019), and as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2004-2010). Prof. Polycarpou currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the Annual Reviews in Control, and the Foundations and Trends in Systems and Control. His research work has been funded by several agencies and industry in Europe and the United States, including the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, the ERC Synergy Grant and the EU Teaming program.
Speech Title: Intelligent Monitoring and Control of Interconnected Cyber-Physical Systems
ALICE E. SMITH is the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Auburn University, where she served as Department Chair from 1999-2011. She also has a joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Previously, she was on the faculty of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh from 1991-99, which she joined after industrial experience with Southwestern Bell Corporation. Dr. Smith has degrees from Rice University, Saint Louis University, and Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Smith’s research focus is analysis, modeling, and optimization of complex systems with emphasis on computation inspired by natural systems. She holds one U.S. patent and several international patents and has authored more than 200 publications which have garnered over 14,500 citations and an H Index of 47 (Google Scholar). She is the editor of the recent book Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Key Advances and Perspectives on Emerging Topics (https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030118655#aboutBook). Several of her papers are among the most highly cited in their respective journals including the most cited paper of Reliability Engineering & System Safety and the 3rd most cited paper of IEEE Transactions on Reliability. She won the E. L. Grant Best Paper Awards in 1999 and in 2006, and the William A. J. Golomski Best Paper Award in 2002. Dr. Smith is the Editor in Chief of INFORMS Journal on Computing and an Area Editor of Computers & Operations Research.
Speech Title: Innovative Uses of Drones for Last Mile Delivery with a Focus on Healthcare