Professor Yaochu Jin has been given the honour of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Fellow in recognition of his achievements in the field of evolutionary optimisation.
Professor Jin, who is Head of the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) group, Co-Coordinator of the Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology (CMCB) and Professor in Computational Intelligence in Surrey’s Department of Computer Science, will become an IEEE Fellow on 1 January 2016.
A highly prestigious honour, the Fellowship is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors on academics with an outstanding record of achievement in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. It is given to less than one in a thousand of the IEEE’s total voting membership every year.
Professor Jin has pioneered research in evolutionary optimisation techniques, which can efficiently solve complex and computationally expensive optimisation problems in the presence of uncertainties. Throughout his career to date he has led numerous high profile research projects and received a number of honours including Finland Distinguished Professor and Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Professor Jin commented, “I am deeply honoured to be named IEEE Fellow. The field of data-driven optimisation and decision-making using artificial computational intelligence techniques, such as evolutionary computation and machine learning, are expected to create increasing academic, economic and societal impact. I hope that Surrey will become a centre of excellence in evolutionary optimisation and its applications, which could potentially solve problems in engineering, biology and healthcare.
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