01 December 2022 (Thursday)

11:00 – 12:30 PM (Beijing Time, GMT+8)

Online via Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 992 3195 1180

Organized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Shenzhen Chapter.

Activity Aim & Talk

In this virtual activity, Professor Kalyanmoy Deb will deliver a lecture on genetic algorithms. The abstract of the talk is: Genetic algorithms (GAs) are population-based search and optimization algorithms that are motivated by the principles of natural evolution and natural genetics. Despite their original suggestion in early sixties, the major research and development in GAs started around middle of eighties. The rise of GAs, their applications and diversification took place in Nineties. In this talk, we provide a brief outline and status of GAs in Nineties and discuss three different breakthrough ideas which were proposed then, but are currently either used as defaults or has become a field of its own. We provide circumstances and motivations behind those ideas, their execution, and provide probable reasons for their popularity. Thus, despite the ideas being old but still in their popular use after 20-25 years of their first suggestions, this talk should be motivating and inspirational for young aspiring researchers.

Meet the Speaker

Professor Kalyanmoy Deb, is University Distinguished Professor and Koenig Endowed Chair Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Michigan State University, USA. Prof. Deb’s research interests are in evolutionary optimization and their application in multi-criterion optimization, modeling, and machine learning. He has been a visiting professor at various universities across the world including University of Skövde in Sweden, Aalto University in Finland, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and IITs in India. He was awarded IEEE Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award for his sustained work in EMO, Infosys Prize, TWAS Prize in Engineering Sciences, CajAstur Mamdani Prize, Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kharagpur, Edgeworth-Pareto award, Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences, and Bessel Research award from Germany. He is fellow of IEEE, ASME, and three Indian science and engineering academies. He has published over 590 research papers with Google Scholar citation of over 177,000 with h-index 129. More information about his research contribution can be found from https://www.coin-lab.org.