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Shengxiang Yang's Research Page

Since 1st July, 2010, I have moved to the Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK. My new Research Page can be found here.

Research Interests:

  • Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Memetic Computing
  • Swarm Intelligence (Particle Swarm optimization and Ant Colony Optimization)
  • Estimation of Distributions Algorithms
  • Meta-heuristics and Hyper-heuristics
  • Artificial Neural Networks for Scheduling
  • Combinatorial and Dynamic Optimization Problems
  • Network Flow Problems and Algorithms

Research Funding:

  • EPSRC (EP/E060722/1, GBP307,469, PI), "Evolutionary Algorithms for Dynamic Optimisation Problems: Design, Analysis and Applications", 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2010. This is part of a linked project with the University of Birmingham, where GBP263,969 was awarded under Grant EP/E058884/1.
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University Research Grants under Grant G-YH60 (HKD120,000, Co-I), "Improved Evolutionary Algorithms with Primal-Dual Population for Dynamic Variation in Production Systems", 07/2009 - 02/2010. Dr W. H. Ip at Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, is the PI of the project.
  • The Key Laboratory of Integrated Automation of Process Industry (Northeastern University), Ministry of Education, China (CNY50,000, PI), for an Open Research Project, January 2007 to December 2008.
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKD13,000, PI), for a research visit to Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, in September, 2007.
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering International Travel Grants Scheme (GBP800, PI), for attending the 2nd International Symposium on Intelligence Computation and Applications (ISICA 2007), Wuhan, China, September 21-23, 2007 and the 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'07) in Singapore, 25-28 September, 2007.
  • The Royal Society Conference Grants Scheme (GBP700, PI), for attending Evo*2007 in Valencia, Spain, 11-13 April, 2007.
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering International Travel Grants Scheme (GBP1,200, PI), for attending the 2006 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI'06) in Vancouver, Canada, 16-21 July, 2006 and the 2006 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006) in Seattle, USA, 8-12 July, 2006.
  • The Royal Society Conference Grants Scheme (GBP716, PI), for attending the 2005 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2005) in Washington DC, USA, 25-29 June, 2005.
  • EPSRC Overseas Travel Grants (GR/S79718/01, GBP6,700, PI), "Adaptive and Hybrid Genetic Algorithms for Production Scheduling Problems in Manufacturing", for a research visit to the Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, Japan from 01/11/2003 to 31/01/2004. Additionally, Waseda University, Japan contributed JPY140,000 toward the visit.
  • University of Leicester Research Fund 2001 (GBP3,200, PI), 01/01/2001 to 31/12/2001.
  • My work during the Postdoc period from October 1999 to October 2000 was supported by EPSRC Grant GR/L81468: "Design, Analysis, and Implementation of Algorithms for Network Flow Problems".

Editorships:

  • Associate editor, Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications (JAEA), Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, NY 10022, USA. ISSN: 1687-6229, e-ISSN: 1687-6237, DOI:10.1155/JAEA.
  • Member of editorial board, International Journal of Computational Science (IJCS), Global Information Publisher (GIP), Hong Kong. ISSN 1992-6669 (Print), ISSN 1992-6677 (Online).
  • Member of editorial board, International Journal of Engineering Business Management (IJEBM), IN-TECH Education and Publishing, Austria.
  • Area editor, Journal of Information and Computing Science (JIC), World Academic Press, World Academic Union, UK. ISSN: 1746-7659, Quarterly.
  • Neri, F. and Yang, S. (guest-editors), Thematic Issue on Memetic Computing in the Presence of Uncertainties for the journal of Memetic Computing, Springer, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2010.
  • Yang, S., Ong, Y.-S., and Jin, Y. (guest editors), Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments, Special Issue of Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 293-404, December 2006, Springer Netherlands, ISSN: 1389-2576 (Print), 1573-7632 (Online).
  • Yang, S., Ong, Y.-S., and Jin, Y. (Eds.), Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments, in the series Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 51, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, ISSN: 1860-949X (Print) 1860-9503 (Online), ISBN: 978-3-540-49772-1, March 2007 (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-49774-5).
  • Giacobini, M.; Brabazon, A.; Cagnoni, S.; Di Caro, G.A.; Ekart, A.; Esparcia-Alcazar, A.I.; Farooq, M.; Fink, A.; Machado, P.; McCormack, J.; O'Neill, M.; Neri, F.; Preuss, M.; Rothlauf, F.; Tarantino, E.; Yang, S. (Eds.), EvoWorkshops 2009: Applications of Evolutionary Computing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5484, Springer, April 2009.
  • Giacobini, M.; Brabazon, A.; Cagnoni, S.; Di Caro, G.A.; Drechsler, R.; Ekart, A.; Esparcia-Alcazar, A.I.; Farooq, M.; Fink, A.; McCormack, J.; O'Neill, M.; Romero, J.; Rothlauf, F.; Squillero, G.; Uyar, S.; Yang, S. (Eds.), EvoWorkshops 2008: Applications of Evolutionary Computing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4974, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-540-78760-0, May 2008 (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78760-0).
  • Giacobini, M.; Brabazon, A.; Cagoni, S.; Di Caro, G.A.; Drechsler, R.; Farooq, M.; Fink, A.; Lutton, E.; Machado, P.; Minner, S.; O'Neill, M.; Romero, J.; Rothlauf, F.; Squillero, G.; Takagi, H.; Uyar, A.S.; Yang, S. (Eds.), EvoWorkshops 2007: Applications of Evolutionary Computing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4448, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-540-71804-8, June 2007 (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-71805-5).
  • F. Rothlauf et al (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2005 Workshops on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, ACM Press, New York, USA, 2005.

Invited Keynote Speeches and Seminar Talks:

  • Keynote speech, Evolutionary Computation for Dynamic Optimization Problems, at the 2008 International Symposium on Applied Computing and Computational Sciences (ACCS 2008), Hong Kong, China, August 1-3, 2008.
  • Keynote speech, Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic Environments: Taking the Challenges, at the 2nd Int. Symp. on Intelligence Computation and Applications (ISICA 2007), Wuhan, China, September 21-23, 2007.
  • Seminar talk, School of Computing, University of Kent, UK, 15th March, 2010.
  • Seminar talk, School of Information Management and Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China, 13 August, 2009.
  • Seminar talk, College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, China, 16 July, 2009.
  • Seminar talk, College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, China, 30 December, 2008.
  • Seminar talk, Immigrants Schemes for Evolutionary Algorithms in Dynamic Environments, Centre for Computational Intelligence, School of Computing, De Montfort University, UK, 22nd November, 2007.
  • Seminar talk, Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic Environments, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 5th October, 2007.
  • Seminar talk, Memory Enhanced Estimation of Distribution Algorithms for Dynamic Optimisation Problems, School of Computing, Robert Gordon University, UK, 15th September, 2006.
  • Seminar talk, Evolutionary Optimisation in Dynamic Environments — Some Recent Results, Department of Computer Science, University of Essex, UK, 18th November, 2005.
  • Seminar talk, Evolutionary Algorithms for Dynamic Optimization Problems, Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, Japan, 9th January, 2004.
  • Seminar talk, Introducing Dualism into Evolutionary Algorithms for Dynamic Optimization Problems, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Nottingham, UK, 29th September, 2003.
  • Seminar talk, SAGA -- Statistics-based Adaptive Genetic Algorithms, Centre for Mathematical Modelling, University of Leicester, UK, 29th November, 2002.

Post-doctoral Research Associate and PhD Student Supervision:

  • Dr Hui Cheng (supervisor), Post-doctoral Research Associate, started January 2008.
  • Michalis Mavrovouniotis (supervisor), PhD candidate, started September 2009.
  • Kyriacos Souroullas (supervisor), PhD candidate, started October 2008.
  • Changhe Li (supervisor), PhD candidate, started January 2008.
  • Imtiaz Ali Korejo (supervisor), PhD candidate, started November 2007.
  • Shakeel Arshad (supervisor), PhD candidate, started September 2007.
  • Sadaf Naseem Jat (supervisor), PhD candidate, started July 2007.
  • Hongfeng Wang (co-supervisor with Prof Dingwei Wang at Northeastern University, China), PhD candidate, graduated in March 2007.
  • Lili Liu (co-supervisor with Prof Dingwei Wang at Northeastern University, China), PhD candidate, started July 2007.
  • Yang Yan (co-supervisor with Prof Dingwei Wang at Northeastern University, China), PhD candidate, started July 2007.
  • Yan Cui (co-supervisor with Prof Min Huang at Northeastern University, China), PhD candidate, started September 2008.

Conference Activities:

  • Co-Chair/Co-Organizer:
    • IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (CIDUE 2011), part of IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2011), Halle aux Farines, Paris, France, 11-15 April, 2011.
    • Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (ECiDUE10) for IEEE WCCI 2010, Barcelona, Spain, 18-23 July, 2010.
    • The Second International Conference on Information and Computing Science (ICIC2009), Manchester, UK, May 21-22 2009.
    • The 2009 Competition on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments for CEC-2009, Trondheim, Norway, 18-21 May, 2009.
    • Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (ECiDUE09) for CEC-2009, Trondheim, Norway, 18-21 May, 2009.
    • The 6th European Workshop on EAs in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments (EvoSTOC 2009), incooperating Evo* 2009, Tübingen, Germany, 15-17 April, 2009. See the Call for Papers for more information.
    • Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Uncertain Environments for WCCI-2008, Hong Kong, 1-6 June, 2008.
    • The 5th European Workshop on EAs in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments (EvoSTOC2008), incooperating Evo* 2008, Napoli, Italy, 26-28 March, 2008.
    • Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (ECiDUE07) for CEC-2007, Singapore, 25-28 September, 2007.
    • The 4th European Workshop on EAs in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments (EvoSTOC2007), incooperating Evo* 2007, Valencia, Spain, 11-13 April, 2007.
    • Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (ECiDUE06) for CEC-2006, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 16-21 July, 2006. See the Call for Papers for more information.
    • The 10th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications (WSC10), Cranfield University, UK, September 19th - October 7th, 2005.
    • Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (ECiDUE05) for CEC-2005, Edinburgh, UK, 2-5 September, 2005. See the Call for Papers for more information.
    • The 4th Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms for Dynamic Optimization Problems (EvoDOP-2005), held as a part of the GECCO-2005, Washington DC, USA, 25-29 June 2005.
    • Special Session on Evolutionary Optimization in Dynamic Environments (EODE04), CEC-2004, Portland, Oregon, USA, 19-23 June 2004. See the Call for Papers for more information.
  • Programme Committee or International Programme Committee Member:
    • IEEE Symposium on Differential Evolution (IEEE SDE 2011), part of IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2011), Halle aux Farines, Paris, France, 11-15 April, 2011.
    • The 2010 International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (ICEC 2010), Valencia, Spain, 24-26 October, 2010.
    • The 2010 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2010), Istanbul, Turkey, 10-13 October, 2010.
    • The 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2010), Barcelona, Spain, 18-23 July, 2010.
    • The International Conference of Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2010), Cergy Pontoise (France), 7-10 December, 2010.
    • The 10th UK Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2010), University of Essex, UK, 8-10 September, 2010.
    • The 2010 International Workshop on Intelligent Sensor and Wireless Networks (IntelNet 2010), Bradford, UK, 29 June - 01 July, 2010.
    • The 7th European Workshop on EAs in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments (EvoSTOC 2010), incooperating Evo* 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-9 April, 2010.
    • The World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC 2009), Coimbatore, India, 9-11 December, 2009.
    • The International Conference of Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2009), Melacca, Malaysia, 4-7 December, 2009.
    • The 2009 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2009), Montréal, Canada, 8-12 July, 2009.
    • The 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC-2009), Trondheim, Norway, 18-21 May, 2009.
    • The Second International Symposium on Applied Computing and Computational Sciences (ACCS2009), Sanya, China, 24-26 April, 2009.
    • The 2009 IEEE International Workshop on HPC and Grid Applications (IWHGA2009), Sanya, China, 24-26 April, 2009.
    • The 3rd Int. Symp. on Intelligence Computation and Applications (ISICA 2008), Wuhan, China, December 19-21, 2008.
    • The 7th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL'08), Melbourne, Australia, 7-10 December, 2008.
    • The 2008 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2008), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 12-16 July, 2008.
    • The 2008 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC-2008), Hong Kong, 1-6 June, 2008.
    • The 8th International Conference on Artificial Evolution (EA'07), Tours, France, 29-31 October, 2007.
    • The 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC-2007), Singapore, 25-28 September, 2007.
    • The 2nd Int. Symp. on Intelligence Computation and Applications (ISICA 2007), Wuhan, China, 21-23 September, 2007.
    • The 3rd International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC'07) and the 4th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'07), jointly held in Haikou, China, 24-27 August, 2007.
    • The 2007 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2007), London, UK, 7-11 July, 2007.
    • The 6th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL06), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China, 15-18 October, 2006.
    • The Joint 3rd Int. Conf. on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 7th Int. Symp. on Advanced Intelligent Systems (SCIS&ISIS 2006), Tokyo, Japan, 20-24 September, 2006.
    • The 9th Int. Conf. on Parallel Problems Solving from Nature (PPSN IX), Reykjavik, Iceland, 9-13 September, 2006.
    • The 2006 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC-2006), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 16-21 July, 2006.
    • The 2006 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006), Seattle, USA, 8-12 July, 2006.
    • The 3rd European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments (EvoSTOC2006), Budapest, Hungary, 10-12 April, 2006
    • The 2005 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC-2005), Edinburgh, UK, 2-5 September, 2005.
    • The 7th International Conference on Artificial Evolution (EA'05), University of Lille, France, 26-28 October, 2005.
    • The 2nd European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments (EvoSTOC2005), Lausanne, Switzerland, 31 March - 1 April, 2005
    • The 8th Int. Conf. on Parallel Problems Solving from Nature (PPSN VIII), Birmingham, UK, 18-22 September, 2004.
    • The 2004 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC-2004), Portland, Oregen, USA, 19-23 June, 2004.
    • The 24th SGAI Int. Conf. on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI-2004)), Cambridge, UK, 13-15 December, 2004.
  • Organizing Committee Member, The 2003 Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems: Technology and Applications (IES2003), Waseda University, Kitakyushu, Japan, 21-22 November, 2003.

Research Visits:

  • Outbound Reearch Visits:
    • From July to August 2009, I visited Dr W. H. Ip at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
    • From Dec. 2008 to Jan. 2009, I visited Prof. Tianyou Chai and Prof Dingwei Wang at the Key Laboratory of Integrated Automation of Process Industry (Northeastern University), Ministry of Education, China.
    • From Sept. 2007 to Oct. 2007, I visited Dr W. H. Ip at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
    • From July 2007 to Sept. 2007, I visited Prof. Tianyou Chai and Prof Dingwei Wang at the Key Laboratory of Integrated Automation of Process Industry (Northeastern University), Ministry of Education, China.
    • From Nov. 2003 to Jan. 2004, I visited Prof. Mitsuo Gen at the Soft Computing Lab, Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, Japan.
    • From July 2003 to Sept. 2003, I visited Prof. Xin Yao at the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA), University of Birmingham, UK.
  • Inbound Reearch Visits:
    • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Richter, from HTWK Leipzig, Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Institut Mess- Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik, Leipzig, Germany, visited me for research cooperation from 1 to 24 August, 2008.

Reviewing Acitivities:

Memberships in Academic Organizations:

  • Member of IEEE and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS).
  • Member of the Task Force on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (ECiDUE), Technical Committee on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS).
  • Member of the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO), whose predecessor organization is the International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ISGEC).
  • Member of the IASTED Technical Committee on Soft Computing (since 2003).

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