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Thursday 28 Sep 2017Evolutionary Dynamic Optimisation: Current State and Challenges

Prof. Shengxiang Yang - De Montfort University

Harrison 170 14:30-15:30

Evolutionary Computation (EC) encapsulates a class of stochastic optimisation algorithms, which are inspired by principles from natural and biological evolution. EC has been widely used for optimisation problems in many fields. Traditionally, EC methods have been applied for solving static problems. However, many real world problems are dynamic optimisation problems (DOPs), which are subject to changes over time due to many factors. DOPs have attracted a growing interest from the EC community in past two decades due to the importance in the real-world applications of EC. This talk will first briefly introduce the concept of EC and DOPs, then review the main approaches developed to enhance EC methods for DOPs with case studies, and describe several challenging issues faced for EC methods for DOPs. Finally, some conclusions will be made and future work on EC for DOPs will be briefly discussed.

Shengxiang Yang ( is a Professor of Computational Intelligence (CI) and Director of Centre for Computational Intelligence (, De Montfort University, UK. He got his PhD degree from Northeastern University, China, in 1999. From 1999 to 2012, he had worked at King's College London, University of Leicester, and Brunel University, respectively, before joining De Montfort University in July 2012. He has worked extensively for over 20 years in the areas of CI methods, including Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Neural Networks, and their applications for real-world problems. He has over 230 publications in these domains. His work has been supported by research councils and industry partners, with a total funding of over 2M pounds. He is an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of 8 international journals, a Senior Member of IEEE, the Founding Chair of the Task Force on Intelligent Network Systems (TF-INS) and the Chair of the Task Force on EC in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (ECiDUEs) of the IEEE CI Society (CIS). He was the Founding Co-chair of the IEEE Symposium on CI in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments. He has been on the program committee for over 90 conferences and has co-edited over 10 books, proceedings, and journal special issues. He has given over 10 invited keynote speeches/tutorials at international conferences and over 40 research seminars in different countries.

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