Biosketch (中文简历）Professor Yaochu Jin holds a Chair in Computational Intelligence and heads the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) Group , Department of Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK. He is also a "Finland Distinguished Professor" at Univerisity of Jyvaskyla, Finland, "Changjiang Distinguished Professor" at Northeastern University, China, and Visiting Professor at Donghua University, China.
Professor Jin is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, and Editor-in-Chief of Springer's free Open Access Journal Complex & Intelligent Systems . He is a Fellow of IEEE.
He received the BSc, MSc and PhD degrees, all in automatic control from Zhejiang University, China and the Dr.-Ing. degree from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. He was Principal Scientist and Group Leader at the Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany before he was appointed Chair in Computational Intelligence at University of Surrey in June 2010. He was Associate Lecturer, Lecturer and Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Zhejiang University from 1991 to 1996. His main research interests include computational modeling of evolution, learning and development in biology, and bio-inspired approaches to optimization, learning and self-organisation. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers and was granted 7 US/EU/Japan patents. His papers have reported over 7,000 citations (according to Google Scholar). Since he joined Surrey in June 2010, he has successfully attracted fundings from EU FP7, UK EPSRC, and industries, including Santander, Bosch UK, HR Wallingford, Intellas UK Ltd, Aero Optimal and Honda. He is also a member of the European GARTEUR Action Group "Surrogate-based Global Optimization Methods in Aerodynamic Design".
He was Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2014-2015) and a Distinguished Lecturer (2013-2015) of IEEE. He was an AdCom member (2012-2013), a member of the Award Committee (2012-2013) and Chair (2011-2012) of the Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He was the founding General Co-Chair of the 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multi-Criterion Decision-Making, and the founding General Co-Chair of 2011 and 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments. He is the General Chair of the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He has delivered over 14 Keynote speeches at international conferences on morphogenetic robotics and morphogenetic self-organizing systems, developmental neural computation, modeling and analysis of gene regulatory networks, evolutionary optimization in dynamic and uncertain environments and multi-objective machine learning.
He also serves as an Associate Editor of BioSystems, the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, the Soft Computing Journal, and Natural Computing. He is an Editorial Board Member of the Evolutionary Computation Journal (since 2014). He is a past Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Systems, man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, and the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.
Professor Jin is a member of Peer Review College and Review Panelist of EPSRC, UK, a member of Computer Science Review Panel, Academy of Finland, an Evaluator/Panel member of EU FP7 FET / Human Brain Project, a Peer Reviewer of Italian Evaluation of Research Quality exercise (VQR 2004-2010), and a Grant reviewer for many funding agencies, including the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), the Levehulme Trust (UK), the Marsden Fund (New Zealand), Killam Fellowship Program (Canada), the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Czech Science Foundation, Cyprus Research Promotion Fundation, FWF (Austria), and the European Science Foundation.
A PhD studentship for EU nationals is available.
Recently Funded Projects (since 06/2010)
Research InterestsProfessor Jin's primary research interests include the computational approach to a systems-level understanding of evolution, learning and development in biology, and nature-inspired approaches to solving complex engineering problems. Relevant research fields cover artificial life, bio-inspired robotics, computational intelligence, computational systems biology and computational neuroscience. Currently, he is interested in the following research topics:
Last update May 2014. Please direct all inquires to Yaochu Jin.