Notice About Holding An Academic Report by Ran Cheng, An Assistant Professor of Southern University of Science and Technology


Headline:When Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization Meets Large-scale Decision Variables: Challenges and Solutions

Lecturer:Dr.Ran Cheng

Host:Xiang Yi

Time: 2:30-4:30pm, October 22, 2019,

Venue: B7-403,Southern Campus of SCUT


      Since the emergence of the first evolutionary multi-objective algorithm in 1985, the field of evolutionary multi-objective optimization has experienced a boom in the past 30 years. In the past, the study of evolutionary multi-objective optimization focused on small and medium-scale problems (e.g., the number of method variables was less than 100); however, with the rapid development of modern information science and industry, the scale of optimization problems have been growing rapidly, thus posing stiff challenges to conventional evolutionary multi-objective optimization. Focused on such as topic, this talk consists of two parts: first, the basic formulations of large-scale multi-objective optimization problems will be discussed on top of a real application problem; second, some recent advances in solving large-scale multi-objective problems are presented.

Short bio of Lecturer:

         Dr. Ran Cheng is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China. Previously, he was a Research Fellow with the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, U.K. He received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Surrey, U.K. His main research interest is Artificial/Computational Intelligence based learning, modeling and optimization.

Dr. Cheng has published over 40 research papers, including 14 top IEEE Transactions papers (IEEE TEVC and IEEE TCYB), six ESI top 1% highly cited papers and one ESI top 1‰ hot paper. In total, his publications have received more than 2100 Google Scholar citations. He is the founding chair of IEEE Symposium on Model Based Evolutionary Algorithms (IEEE MBEA). He serves as an Associated Editor for IEEE Access (2018-), and the Editorial Board Members of Applied Soft Computing (2018-) and Complex & Intelligent Systems (2017-).  He the recipients of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award (2018) and the IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award (2019).