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Events and News

UBRI has extensive links with researchers from all over the world. It organises and hosts international workshops and conferences regularly.

  1. The 2016 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (IWNICA'16) will take place from October 24-26, 2016 in Hefei!
  2. Professor Ke Tang becomes Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation in 2016.
  3. Dr. Juan Wang passed her PhD defense on April 15, 2016.
  4. The IEEE CIS 2015 Summer School on Multi-Objective Optimization and Decision Making will take place from July 06-08, 2015 in Hefei!
  5. UBRI welcomes the visiting student Jiahui Liu from Columbia University, New York, USA, for a research stay from April to June 2015.
  6. UBRI hosted the project meeting of the NICaiA project, supported European Commission via the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES), on November 06-07, 2014 in Hefei. Colleagues from the project partners, including University of Birmingham, Leiden University, University of Basque Country, Nanjing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Xidian University attended the meeting.
  7. The 2014 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (IWNICA'14) will take place from November 03-05, 2014 in Hefei!
  8. The 2014 International Workshop on Neural Computational and Machine Intelligence (NCMI'14) will take place from July 14-15, 2014 in Hefei!
  9. Prof. Richard Willians, FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and Head of the EPS College, University of Birmingham, UK, visited the UBRI on 18 December 2013. He attended a presentation about UBRI achievements from Prof. Xin Yao, Director of UBRI, and met the USTC faculty members in the UBRI. Later, he held a lunch time meeting with the Vice President of USTC, Prof. Chu-Sheng Chen, about further collaborations, especially about the undergraduate student exchanges between the two universities.
  10. Prof. Hui Xiong, Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of the Management Science and Information Systems Department, and the Director of Rutgers Center for Information Assurance at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, holds the seminar "Enhancing Investment Decisions in P2P Lending: An Investor Composition Perspective", October 22, 2013 at UBRI.
  11. The 14th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'2013) took place from October 20-23, 2013 in Hefei!
  12. Prof. Luuk Groenewegen from the FaST Group, LIACS, Leiden University, The Netherlands, holds a seminar on Paradigm and McPal at NICAL on 2013-06-13.
  13. The IEEE CIS Hefei Chapter and UBRI invited the distinguished speaker, Prof. Jose Principe, the Director of Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory of the University of Florida, to give two talks on March 14-15, 2013, in the west campus, USTC.
  14. We hosted The 2012 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (IWNICA'12), October 22-25, 2012, Hefei, Anhui, China.
  15. Invited talk "Introduction to Computational Intelligence" given by Dr. Kay Chen Tan from National University of Singapore, Singapore, on 23/10/2012.
  16. Invited talk "Error-Tolerant Data Mining" given by Prof. Xindong Wu from The University of Vermont, USA, on 03/08/2012.
  17. Invited talk "Dam Management with Imperfect Models: Bayesian Model Averaging and Neural Network Control" given by Dr. Paul Darwen from James Cook University, Birsbane, Australia, on 30/07/2012.
  18. The Third NICaiA Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Its Applications, April 16-17, 2012, CERCIA at The University of Birmingham, UK.
  19. Dr. Tianshi Chen has won the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Congratulations to Tianshi!
  20. ICONIP'2011 Workshop on Recent Advances in Nature Inspired Computation and Its Applications, November 18, 2011, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
  21. Our Ph.D student, Minlong Lin, has won the 2011 IEEE CIS Walter Karplus Summer Research Grant. Congratulations to Minlong!
  22. Prof. Edward Tsang from University of Essex, UK, will be with us on 23-27/7/2011. He will provide a talk on Computational Finance.
  23. Our Ph.D student, Xiaofen Lu, has won IEEE CEC’11 Travel Grants (USD800.00) to support her presenting her paper at the 2011 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, to be held at New Orleans, USA during June 5-8, 2011.
  24. We welcome Dr. Shan He from University of Birmingham, UK, who has visited us from 16/04/2011 to 15/05/2011.
  25. We hosted The 2011 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (IWNICA'11), April 17, 2011, Hefei, Anhui, China.
  26. We welcome Prof. Kurt Geihs from University of Kassel, Germany, who has visited us from 25/03/2011 to 27/03/2011.
  27. We welcome Dr. Yew-Soon Ong from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, who has visited us from 21/01/2011 to 23/01/2011.
  28. We welcome Dr. Huanhuan Chen from University of Leeds, UK, who has visited us from 01/12/2010 to 30/12/2010.
  29. We welcome Dr. Christian Blum from Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya, Spain, who has visited us from 22/12/2010 to 24/12/2010.
  30. We welcome Dr. Jason Xie from Oracle, New Zealand who has visited us from 19/12/2010 to 20/12/2010.
  31. Our hosted The 2010 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (IWNICA'10), October 23-27, 2010, Hefei, Anhui, China.
  32. We welcome Prof. Yi Shang from University of Missouri, USA, who has joined us recently as Visiting Professor, 12/6/2010.
  33. NICAL Ph.D student, Zai Wang, has won the 2010 IEEE CIS Walter Karplus Summer Research Grant. Congratulations to Zai Wang!
  34. We welcome Prof. Yi Shang from University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, who has visited us from 06/1/2010 to 07/1/2010.
  35. We welcome Dr. Thomas Weise from University of Kassel, Germany, who has joined us recently as Postdoc Researcher, Nov 17, 2009.
  36. We welcome Dr. Yaochu Jin from Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany, who will be with us for a short visit from 21/9/2009 to 30/9/2009.
  37. We welcome Dr. Yaochu Jin from Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany, who has joined us recently as Visiting Professor, 8/7/2009.
  38. We welcome Prof. Edward Tsang from University of Essex, UK, who will be with us for a short visit from 25/6/2009 to 3/7/2009.
  39. We welcome Prof. Marc Schoenauer, INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France, France, who will be with us for a short visit from 14/6/2009 to 16/6/2009.
  40. We welcome Prof. Darrell Whitley, Colorado State University, USA, who will be with us for a short visit from 13/6/2009 to 15/6/2009.
  41. Our Ph.D student, Yi Mei, has won the 2009 IEEE CIS Walter Karplus Summer Research Grant. Congratulations to Yi Mei!