Dr Ke Li

Lecturer in Data Analytics


Telephone: 01392 724557

Extension: (Streatham) 4557

Dr. Ke Li is a Lecturer in Data Analytics at the University of Exeter. He earned his PhD degree from the Department of Computer Sciences at City University of Hong Kong in 2014. During 2013 to 2014, he was a member of Metaheristic Optimization (MOP) group, directed by Prof. Qingfu Zhang at City University of Hong Kong. After that, he spent a year as a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, under the supervision of Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb. Before joining Exeter, he was a research fellow in CERCIA, led by Prof. Xin Yao, at the University of Birmingham.

Research Interests

My research mainly focus on computational intelligentce, especially using evolutionary computation to solve complex single-, multi- and many-objective optimization problems. In addition, I am also interested in the intersection between machine learning and evolutionary computation. Currently, I mainly work on the following topics:

  • Decomposition-based techniques in single-, multi- and many-objective optimization
  • User preference modeling and decision-making
  • Reinforcement learning and automatic problem solving
  • Applications in water engineering and software engineering

I have published 35 papers in the field of evolutionary computation and machine learning, 10 of them are published in the prestigious journals, i.e., IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (IF = 10.629), IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (IF = 7.384). I am always pationate to supervise research students on the above mentioned topics. Please shoot me an email if you are interested in any of them.

Peer Esteem

I am cucrrently the founding chair of IEEE Computational Intelligent Society Task Force on Decomposition-based Techniques in Evolutionary Computation.

I served as the regular reviewers for more than 20 journals, e.g.,

  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
  • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
  • IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computation Intelligence
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Information Sciences
  • Swarm and Evolutionary Computation
  • European Journal of Operational research

I also served as the programme committes for more than 8 international conferences, e.g.,

  • Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO)
  • IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)
  • International Conference on Evolutionary Mutli-Criteria Optimization (EMO)
  • UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI)