Prof. Qingfu Zhang (张青富) IEEE Fellow
Qingfu Zhang is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong. His main research interests include evolutionary computation, optimization, neural networks, data analysis, and their applications. His MOEA/D has been one of most researched and used multiobjective evolutionary algorithmic framework. He is currently leading the Metaheuristic Optimization Research Group in City University of Hong Kong. Professor Zhang is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and the IEEE Transactions Cybernetics. He was awarded the 2010 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award. He is on the list of the Thomson Reuters 2016 highly cited researchers in computer science. He is a fellow of IEEE.
Prof. Steven Guan
Steven Guan received his M.Sc. & Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a professor in the computer science and software engineering department at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). He served the head of department position at XJTLU for 4.5 years, creating the department from scratch and now in shape. Before joining XJTLU, he was a tenured professor and chair in intelligent systems at Brunel University, UK.
Prof. Guan has worked in a prestigious R&D organization for several years, serving as a design engineer, project leader, and department manager. Later he joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at National University of Singapore as an associate professor.
Prof. Guan's research interests include: machine learning, modeling, security, networking, and pseudorandom number generation. He has published extensively in these areas, with 130 journal papers and 170+ book chapters or conference papers. He has chaired and delivered keynote speech for 40+ international conferences and served in 130+ international conference committees and 20+ editorial boards