Ran Cheng

Ran Cheng

Associate Professor

Evolving Machine Intelligence Group

Biography

As the founder of the Evolving Machine Intelligence (EMI) Group and co-founder of the EvoX Project, I am currently a tenured Associate Professor with the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China. Within the expansive realm of artificial intelligence (AI), my research delves into the intriguing study of Computational Intelligence, where the target is to deliver high-performance and intelligent computational approaches to optimization and modeling challenges in contemporary science and engineering.

I am the Founding Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Shenzhen Chapter. I am serving as an Associated Editor/Editorial Board Member for several journals, including: ACM Transactions on Evolutionary Learning and Optimization, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, etc.

I am the recipient of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Awards (2018, 2021), the IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award (2019), the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award (2020). I have been featured as among the World’s Top 2% Scientists (2021 - 2023) and the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers (2023). I am a Senior Member of IEEE.

Interests
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Representation Learning
Education
  • PhD, Computer Science, 2013 - 2016

    University of Surrey, UK

  • Postgraduate, Computer Science and Technology, 2010 - 2012

    Zhejiang University, China

  • BEng, Computer Science and Technology, 2006 - 2010

    Northeastern University, China

Work Experiences

 
 
 
 
 
Associate Professor (Tenured), Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Southern University of Science and Technology
2020-12-01 – Present China
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, China.
Southern University of Science and Technology
2018-09-07 – 2020-11-30 China
 
 
 
 
 
Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK.
University of Birmingham
2016-04-01 – 2018-08-31 UK
 
 
 
 
 
Visiting Scholar, Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany.
Honda
2013-01-01 – 2016-03-31 Germany

Committee Services

Founding Chair
IEEE CIS Shenzhen Chapter
Chair
IEEE CIS Task Force on Data-Driven Evolutionary Optimization of Expensive Problems
Committee Member
IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee

Editorial Services

Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Editorial Board Member
Editorial Board Member

Conference Organizers

Publicity Chair
2023 5th International Conference on Communications, Information System and Computer Engineering, Guangzhou, China
Program Co-Chair
2022 6th International Conference on Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, China
Organizing Chair
2021 International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization, Shenzhen, China
Founding Chair
IEEE Symposium on Model-Based Evolutionary Algorithms

Awards

Highly Cited Researcher
Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher
Outstanding Paper Award
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award
Outstanding Paper Award
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award
Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award
Outstanding Paper Award
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award

Recent Publications

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(2023). Evolutionary multiobjective optimization via efficient sampling-based offspring generation. Complex & Intelligent Systems.

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(2022). A benchmark generator for online dynamic single-objective and multi-objective optimization problems. Information Sciences.

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(2022). SoloGAN: Multi-domain Multimodal Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation via a Single Generative Adversarial Network. IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence.

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(2022). Adaptive multiobjective evolutionary algorithm for large-scale transformer ratio error estimation. Memetic Computing.

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