Prof. Yaochu Jin | University of Surrey, UK

Yaochu Jin is a Distinguished Chair and Professor in Computational Intelligence, Co-Coordinator of the Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology (CMCB), Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey. He was a Finland Distinguished Professor (2015-17) with the Multi-objective Optimization GroupFaculty of Information TechnologyUniversity of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and a Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor (2015-17), State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation of Process IndustryNortheastern University, China.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Complex & Intelligent Systems (Springer). I was an elected AdCom member (2012-2013), Vice President for Technical Activities (2014-2015), and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (2013-2015, 2017-2019) of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He was elevated to an IEEE Fellow for contributions to evolutionary optimization.
He obtained the BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and the Dr.-Ing. from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Before joining Surrey in 2010, He was a Principal Scientist with Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany. He did postdoctoral research with the Industrial Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA from 1998 to 1999. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China from 1992 to 1996.
He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, Soft Computing (Springer), and BioSystems (Elsevier). He is also an Editorial Board Member of the Evolutionary Computation Journal (MIT Press) and Natural Computing (Springer). He is a past Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, and the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, and IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine.
He is a Member of EPSRC Peer Review College and EPSRC ICT Responsive Mode Panel, a Panel Member of EC FP7 FET/HBP grants, a Panel Review Member of Academy of Finland and a Reviewer of VQR (Research Assessment), Italy.
He is the General Co-Chair of the 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2016), Founding General Co-Chair of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Big Data, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multi-Criterion Decision-Making (IEEE MCDM), IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (IEEE CIDUE). He was General Chair of 2012IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012) and Program Chair of 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation.

Prof. Min Liu | Hunan University, China

Min Liu is a Professor at Hunan University. He received his bachelor degree from Beijing University and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Riverside in 2012. He was a research intern in HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus and a research scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning. He is currently on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Journal of Command and Control, and on the editorial board of Acta Automatica Sinica (SCI IF. 6.17): 6.17). He is a member of the Pattern Recognition Committee of the Chinese Society of Artificial Intelligence, a member of the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Committee of the Chinese Society of Automation, a member of the Visual Cognition and Computing Committee of the Chinese Society of Graphics, and a Science and Technology Commissioner of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Industry Chain in Changsha. In the past 5 years, 12 students have been awarded the national scholarship for postgraduate students, 3 students have been awarded the excellent graduate of Hunan Province, and 2 students have been awarded the excellent master's thesis of Hunan Province.

Prof. Yong Wang | Central South University, China

Yong Wang works as a professor and doctoral supervisor at Central South University, the director of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Intelligent Control, and the head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence. Meantime, he was selected as a Young Changjiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education, a Highly Cited Scholar in Global Computer Science, an Intra-European Marie Curie fellowship, a Hong Kong Scholar, and a Rotating Chairman of the System Simulation Society of Hunan Province. What's more, he is mainly engaged in research on artificial intelligence and its applications. He presided over 4 projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), more than 20 provincial and corporate projects, and published 50 papers on international journals as the first author or corresponding author (37 papers in IEEE Transactions). The published papers were cited more than 3000 times by SCI and more than 6000 times by Google Scholar. Additionally, he received the Second Prize of Natural Science of Hunan Province and IEEE Institute of Computational Intelligence Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award. Now he is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (Impact Factor 11.169) and Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (Impact Factor 6.912). He has been concentrating on Research of Intelligent Optimization, Automobile Lightweight Design, Medical Big Data, Military Small Sample,  Intelligent Robot, Intelligent Dispatching, Intelligent System Research and Development recently.