ICoIAS' 2024 Keynote Speakers (Listed by alphabetical order of family name)

Prof. Hisao Ishibuchi

IEEE Fellow 

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 南方科技大学


Biography: Hisao Ishibuchi received his BS and MS degrees from Kyoto University, and his PhD degree from Osaka Prefecture University. Since 2017, he has been 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, and an Associate Editor of several journals such as IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Evolutionary Computation Journal, and ACM Computing Surveys. He was General Chair of IEEE WCCI 2024, EMO 2021 and IEEE CIFEr 2019, and Program Chair of IEEE SSCI 2023 and IEEE CEC 2010. He received a Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award from IEEE CIS in 2019, an Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation in 2020, an Enrique Ruspini Award for Meritorious Service from IEEE CIS in 2023, 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.



Prof. Caihua Xiong (熊蔡华 教授)

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China | 华中科技大学


Biography: Caihua Xiong received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1998. He is a professor (2003-present) of School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, HUST. From 1999 to 2003, he worked in the City University of Hong Kong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), Ford Motor Company (USA) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Robotics, and the member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering. Dr. Xiong was the Program Chair of the International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications in 2008, China and 2009, Singapore, and served as a guest editor on Intelligent Robotics and Automation for the International Journal-Advanced Robotics. He is the Changjiang Professor appointed by the Ministry of Education of China, and he is the owner of the best Ph.D. Dissertation awards, and the owner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China.