Chair Professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Xin Yao is a Chair Professor of Computer Science at the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, and a part-time Professor of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, UK. His major research interests include evolutionary computation, ensemble learning and search-based software engineering. His work won the 2001 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award; 2010, 2015 and 2017 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Awards; 2010 BT Gordon Radley Award for Best Author of Innovation (Finalist); 2011 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award; and many other best paper awards. He received a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2012 and the IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award in 2013. He was recently selected to receive the 2020 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award.

Education Experience:

◆ 1985-1990,University of Science and Technology of China,Hefei, China, PhD

◆ 1982-1985,North China Institute of Computing Technology,Beijing, China, M.Sc.

◆ 1978-1982,University of Science and Technology of China,Hefei, China, B.Sc.

Professional Experience:

◆ 2016-: Chair Professor and Founding Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

◆ 1999-2016: Chair Professor of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK. Changed to part-time in 2016.

◆ 1992-1999: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia

◆ 1991-1992: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level B), CSIRO Division of Building, Construction, and Engineering, Melbourne, Australia

◆ 1990-1991: Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Personal Profile

Research Area:

Evolutionary Computation; Computational Intelligence; Machine Learning; Data Science; Meta-heuristic Optimisation; Search-based Software Engineering

Educational Background

◆ 1985-1990,University of Science and Technology of China,PhD

◆ 1982-1985,North China Institute of Computing Technology,M.S.

◆ 1978-1982,University of Science and Technology of China,B.S.

Professional Experience

◆ 2016-: Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

◆ 1999-2016: Chair (Professor) of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK

◆ 1992-1999: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia

◆ 1991-1992: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level B), CSIRO Division of Building, Construction, and Engineering, Melbourne, Australia

◆ 1990-1991: Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Research

Evolutionary Computation; Computational Intelligence; Machine Learning; Data Science; Meta-heuristic Optimisation; Search-based Software Engineering

Educational Background.


Teaching

Introduction to Computer Science, Advanced Artificial Intelligence, Evolutionary Computation and its Applications, Instructions of Advanced Computer Science Experiment I II.


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Prof. Xin Yao's work won the 2001 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award; 2010, 2015 and 2017 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Awards; 2010 BT Gordon Radley Award for Best Author of Innovation (Finalist); 2011 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award; and many other best paper awards. He received a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2012 and the IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award in 2013. He was recently selected to receive the 2020 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award.

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  • Great Bay Area AI Workshop has been held at SUSTech

    2019-11-05
  • An Interview with Prof. Yao Xin: To Become an Internationally Recognized Research Department in Ten Years

    2018-03-26

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I have multiple vacant positions available at the levels of Research Assistant Professors, Postdoctoral Fellows, PhD and MSc students, and visiting scholars (for a period of more than 12 months). These positions remain open until filled.

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Room 908, Building A7, Nanshan i-Park,No 1088,xueyuan Rd., Nanshan District,Shenzhen,Guangdong,China 518055

Office Phone

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Email

xiny_AT_sustech.edu.cn

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