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 main research interest falls into the general scope of Computational/Artificial Intelligence based learning and optimization. He is the Founding Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Shenzhen Chapter. He serves as an Associated Editor/Editorial Board Member for IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, IEEE Access, Applied Soft Computing, and Complex & Intelligent Systems. 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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(2021). A Survey of Evolutionary Continuous Dynamic Optimization Over Two Decades—Part A. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation.

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(2021). End-to-End Dense Video Captioning with Parallel Decoding. arXiv:2108.07781 [cs].

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(2021). FaPN: Feature-aligned Pyramid Network for Dense Image Prediction. arXiv:2108.07058 [cs].

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(2021). Efficient Evolutionary Neural Architecture Search by Modular Inheritable Crossover. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation.

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(2021). Evolutionary Large-Scale Multi-Objective Optimization: A Survey. ACM Computing Surveys.

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