Research Workshop

4th September 2020

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Zidong Wang

Member of the Academia Europaea

Fellow of the IEEE

Brunel University London

Talk Title

Big Data Analysis at Brunel and EU Grant Applications

Short Biography

Zidong Wang is Professor of Dynamical Systems and Computing at Brunel University London, West London, United Kingdom.

Professor Wang's research interests include dynamical systems, signal processing, bioinformatics, control theory and applications. He has published more than 600 papers in refereed international journals. He was awarded the Humboldt research fellowship in 1996 from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the JSPS Research Fellowship in 1998 from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship in 2002 from the University of Hong Kong. He was a recipient of the State Natural Science Award from the State Council of China in 2014 and the Outstanding Science and Technology Development Awards (once in 2005 and twice in 1997) from the National Education Committee of China.

Professor Wang is currently serving or has served as the Editor-in-Chief for Neurocomputing, Deputy Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Systems Science, Executive Editor for Systems Science and Control Engineering, Subject Editor for Journal of The Franklin Institute, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Systems, Asian Journal of Control, Science China Information Sciences, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, Control Theory and Technology, an Action Editor for Neural Networks, an Editorial Board Member for Information Fusion, IET Control Theory & Applications, Complexity, International Journal of Systems Science, Neurocomputing, International Journal of General Systems, Studies in Autonomic, Data-driven and Industrial Computing, and a member of the Conference Editorial Board for the IEEE Control Systems Society. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part C, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing, and an Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Computer Mathematics.


Prof. Yaochu Jin

Fellow of the IEEE

Distinguished Chair, Head of the NICE Group, Director of Research

University of Surrey

Talk Title

Communication-Efficient Federated Learning and Federated Neural Architecture Search

Short Biography

Professor Yaochu Jin is a Distinguished Chair, Professor in Computational Intelligence and Head of the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK. He was a "Finland Distinguished Professor" at University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, "Changjiang Distinguished Professor" at Northeastern University, China, and Visiting Professor at Donghua University, China.

Professor Jin is the 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 the IEEE. He has published over 200 journal and conference papers and was granted 9 US/EU/Japan patents. His papers have reported over 16,000 citations (according to Google Scholar). Since he joined Surrey in June 2010, he has successfully attracted research funds from EU FP7, UK EPSRC, Royal Society, and industries, including Honda, Bosch, Santander, HR Wallingford, Intellas UK Ltd, and Aero Optimal. He was also a member of the European GARTEUR Action Group "Surrogate-based Global Optimization Methods in Aerodynamic Design".

Professor Jin 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.