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Carlos Artemio Coello Coello received a PhD in Computer Science from Tulane University (USA) in 1996. He is currently full professor with distinction at CINVESTAV-IPN in Mexico City, Mexico. He has published over 380 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conferences. He has also co-authored the book Evolutionary Algorithms for Solving Multi-Objective Problems, which is now in its Second Edition (Springer, 2007) and has co-edited the book Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms (World Scientific, 2004). His publications currently report over 23,000 citations, according to Google Scholar (his h-index is 61). He received the 2007 National Research Award (granted by the Mexican Academy of Science) in the area of exact sciences and, since January 2011, he is an IEEE Fellow for "contributions to multi-objective optimization and constraint-handling techniques." He is also the recipient of the prestigious 2013 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award and of the 2012 National Medal of Science and Arts in the area of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (this is the highest award that a scientist can receive in Mexico). He also serves as associate editor of the journals Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Computational Optimization and Applications and Applied Soft Computing.


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Hisao Ishibuchi an IEEE Fellow (2014). His research interests include evolutionary multiobjective optimization, fuzzy rule-based systems and evolutionary games. He received a Best Paper Award from GECCO 2004, HIS-NCEI 2006, FUZZ-IEEE 2009, WAC 2010, SCIS ISIS 2010 and FUZZ-IEEE 2011. He also received a JSPS Prize. He was the IEEE CIS Vice-President for Technical Activities (2010-2013). He has been a Chair or Co-Chair of a number of conferences such as Program Chair of IEEE CEC 2010, General Chair of ICMLA 2011, Program Co-Chair of FUZZ-IEEE 2011-2013, Technical Co-Chair of IEEE CEC 2013, Program Co-Chair of IEEE CEC 2014, Program Chair of IES 2014, Publicity Chair of IEEE SSCI 2014, Technical Co-Chair of SEAL 2014, Special Sessions Chair of IEEE CEC 2015, and Program Co-Chair of FUZZ-IEEE 2015. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (2014-2015). He is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics, and IEEE Access, and a Steering Committee Member of IEEE Trans. on Autonomous Mental Development.


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Michael Emmerich graduated in 1999 from the Technical University of Dortmund and after working for several years as a research consultant for the German chemical industry, and, since 2003 as a research manager in the Collaborative Research Center Computational Intelligence, he received his PhD in 2005 from Dortmund University. His promoters were Prof. Hans-Paul Schwefel (Evolutionary Optimization) and Prof. Peter Buchholz (Quantitative Systems, Markov Processes). Since 2005, Michael Emmerich is appointed as Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of Leiden University (Algorithms and Natural Computing Group), and also worked during intermediate appointments in other institutes such as Instituto Superior Technológico , Lisbon (Portugal) and FOM/AMOLF in Amsterdam. Dr. Michael Emmerich’s research topic are the design and analysis of stochastic and deterministic algorithms for different classes of black-box optimization. Moreover he is an expert in machine learning, in particular Bayesian methods such as Gaussian Processes, and complex networks for dynamical systems analysis. He is co-developer for well established algorithms for multiobjective optimization (SMS-EMOA), which introduced hypervolume-based selection in evolutionary algorithms. He has worked on the development for applied algorithmic solutions for problems in science and engineering, in particular in the domain of drug discovery and process optimization.


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Xin Yao is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham and the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA). He is also a Fellow of IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Nature Inspired Computation and Applications Laboratory (NICAL), Joint USTC-Birmingham Research Institute in Intelligent Computation and Its Applications, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. His research interests include evolutionary computation (evolutionary optimization, evolutionary learning, evolutionary design), neural network ensembles and multiple classifiers (especially on the diversity issue), meta-heuristic algorithms, data mining, computational complexity of evolutionary algorithms, and various real-world applications. He was recently (2012) given a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, and the 2013 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award.