Ran Cheng

Ran Cheng

Associate Professor (PI)

Evolving Machine Intelligence Group

Biography

Dr. Ran Cheng, the founder of the Evolving Machine Intelligence (EMI) Group, is currently a tenured Associate Professor with the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China. He received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Surrey, UK, in 2016.

His research interests mainly fall into the interdisciplinary fields across evolutionary computation and other major AI branches such as statistical learning and deep learning, to provide end-to-end solutions to optimization & modeling in scientific research and engineering related applications.

He is the Founding Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Shenzhen Chapter and IEEE Symposium on Model Based Evolutionary Algorithms (IEEE MBEA). He serves as an Associated Editor/Editorial Board Member for several journals, including: IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, etc. He is 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). He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Interests
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Deep Learning
  • Reinforcement 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, 2016 - 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
Editorial Board Member
Editorial Board Member

Conference Organizers

Organizing Chair
2021 International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization, Shenzhen, China
Founding Chair
IEEE Symposium on Model-Based Evolutionary Algorithms

Awards

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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(2022). VLMixer: Unpaired Vision-Language Pre-training via Cross-Modal CutMix. Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Machine Learning.

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

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(2022). Ternary Compression for Communication-Efficient Federated Learning. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.

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(2022). Adaptive Offspring Generation for Evolutionary Large-Scale Multiobjective Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

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(2022). Reference Vector-Assisted Adaptive Model Management for Surrogate-Assisted Many-Objective Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

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