Plenary Talk 3

Title: Morphological self-organisation of collective systems

Speaker: Professor Yaochu Jin

Abstract: Self-organization of collective systems have found increasing interest in many applications such as multi-UAVs or multi small satellite systems. This talk presents bio-inspired algorithms for self-organization of collective systems. By using genetic and cellular mechanisms governing the biological morphogenesis, the algorithms are able to self-organize a swarm of simplistic robots for tracking moving and surrounding moving targets.

Short Bio: Yaochu Jin is a Professor in Computational Intelligence, Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K., where he heads the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering Group. He is also a Finland Distinguished Professor funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and a Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor appointed by the Ministry of Education, China. His main research interests include data-driven surrogate-assisted evolutionary optimization, evolutionary multi-objective optimization, and evolutionary developmental systems. He has (co)authored over 300 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and been granted eight patents on evolutionary optimization. He has delivered 30 invited keynote speeches at international conferences.

Dr Jin is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Complex & Intelligent Systems. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (2013-2015 and 2017-2019) and past Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2014-2015). He is the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award, the 2015 and 2017 IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, and the Best Paper Award of the 2010 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He is a Fellow of IEEE.