Keynote Speakers

Yaochu Jin, Westlake University, China

IEEE Fellow, Member of Academia Europaea


Yaochu Jin (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in automatic control from Zhejiang University, in 1988, 1991 and 1996, respectively, and the Dr.Ing, degree in neuroinformatics from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany in 2001. He joined the Westlake University in October 2023 as a Chair Professor of AI, leading the Trustworthy and General Al Laboratory. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Al with the Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany from 2021 to 2023, and a Distinguished Chair, Professor in Computational Intelligence with the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, UK. He was a Finland Distinguished Professor with the University of JyvAskyla, Finland, Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor with Northeastern University, China, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His main research interests include multi-objective and data-driven evolutionary optimization, evolutionary multi-objective learning, trustworthy AI, and evolutionary developmental AI. Professor Jin is presently the President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the Editor-in-Chief of Complex & Intelligent Systems. He is the recipient of the 2018, 2021 and 2023 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award, and the 2015, 2017, and 2020 IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award. He was named by the Clarivate as a Highly Cited Researcher from 2019 to 2023 consecutively. He is a Member of Academia Europaea and Fellow of IEEE.


KWONG Tak Wu Sam, Lingnan University Hong Kong, China

Fellow of Hong Kong AES, US NAI and IEEE


Sam Kwong received his B.Sc. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and Ph.D. from Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany.  Kwong is currently a Chair Professor at the Lingnan University, Department of Comping and Decision Science. Prof. Kwong is the associate editor of leading IEEE transaction journals, including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.
Kwong is actively engaged in knowledge exchange between academia and industry.  Kwong has a prolific research record. He has co-authored three research books, eight book chapters, and over 300 technical papers. According to Google Scholar, his works have been cited more than 25,000 times with an h-index of 70. He has been the distinguished lecturer of IEEE SMCS since 2018 and delivers two DL lectures yearly to promote the IEEE SMC Society and cutting-edge cybernetics technology. He also frequently delivers keynote speeches at IEEE-supported conferences. In 2014, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optimization techniques in cybernetics and video coding. He is also a fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA) in 2022.
Kwong’s involvement in the multiple facets of IEEE has been extensive and committed throughout the years. For IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMCS), he serves as Hong Kong SMCS Chapter Chairman, Board Member, Conference Coordinator, Membership Coordinator and Member of the Long Range Planning and Finance Committee, Vice President of Conferences and Meetings, Vice President of Cybernetics. He led the IEEE SMC Hong Kong Chapter to win the Best Chapter Award in 2011 and was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award for his contributions to SMC 2015. He was the President-Elect of the IEEE SMC Society in 2021. Currently, he serves as the Junior Past President of the IEEE SMC Society.

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