SAEOpt

Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Optimisation Workshop

Organisers

Alma Rahat Research Fellow, University of Exeter. He is a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Exeter. He has worked in the electronics industry as a product development engineer before starting his PhD. His research interests lie in fast hybrid optimisation methods, real-world problems and machine learning. Current research is on the use of surrogate-assisted optimisation approaches for expensive computational fluid dynamics design problems.
Richard Everson Professor of Mahcine Learning, University of Exeter. He is Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Exeter, UK. His research interests lie in machine learning, multi-objective optimisation and the links between them. Current interests include the use of surrogate assisted optimisation and active learning applied to computational fluid dynamics design problems.
Jonathan Fieldsend Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter. He is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Exeter. He has published widely on theoretical and applied aspects of evolutionary multi-objective optimisation, and also in the field of machine learning -- and has ongoing interests on the interface between these areas. His previous work has included developing a many-surrogate algorithm for multi-modal problems, and is currently working on surrogate-assisted learning for costly industrial design problems.
Handing Wang Research Fellow, University of Surrey. She is a research follow with the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Her research interests include nature-inspired computation, multi- and many-objective optimization, surrogate-assisted evolutionary optimization, and real-world problems.
Yaochu Jin Professor in Computational Intelligence, University of Surrey. He is Professor in Computational Intelligence with the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, UK. He is also a Finland Distinguished Professor awarded by TEKES, Finland, and Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor appointed by Ministry of Education, China. His main research interests include evolutionary optimization of complex systems, such as surrogate-assisted evolutionary optimization, multi-objective optimization, dynamic optimization, and their applications to various real-world problems including aerodynamic design optimization (e.g., turbine engines, aircraft fuselage, high-lift wings and race vehicles), design of liquefied natural gas terminals, and industrial processes.

He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and an Editorial Board Member of Evolutionary Computation (MIT). He is currently an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

He was a co-organiser of the Workshop on Learning, Adaptation and Approximation in Evolutionary Computation at GECCO’2003 in Chicago and GECCO 2002 in New York. He has also organized special sessions on surrogate-assisted evolutionary optimizations at many conferences.