IEEE CIS AdCom Elections - 2017
I am delighted that I would be able to serve the IEEE CIS community if I am elected as one of the 5 AdCom members at the election being held from 4th October - 15th November 2017. My brief biography & statement are presented below.
∑ Received Bachelorís degree from the University of Cambridge, UK. (Full Scholarship & Prizes)
∑ Received PhD from NTU, Singapore on Neural Networks-based Pattern Recognition.
∑ Faculty at U. of Queensland (1996-99) & Researcher at U. of Sydney (1995-96), Australia.
∑ Faculty at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1999 Ė to date).
∑ Delivered over 35 keynote-tutorial-invited talks in countries such as Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, The Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain & USA.
∑ (Co-)Authored 350+ journal/conf. articles and technical reports resulting in 26000+ Googlescholar citations.
∑ Served as committee member (2014, 2017) and Secretary (2015 - 16) of the IEEE Singapore Section
∑ General Chair of IEEE Symposia Series on Computational Intelligence-2013 with over 1000 submissions. Co-Program Chair of IEEE TENCON 2016, conference of the IEEE Region 10.
∑ Served as a member of the AdCom (2014-2016), several Task Forces, award committees and Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee (ECTC) of IEEE CIS.
∑ Served IEEE CISís Singapore Chapter (2004- to date) as chair, treasurer, secretary and committee member. Served IEEE Computer Societyís Singapore Chapter (2000-2004) as treasurer, secretary and committee member. Served IEEE Queensland Section (1997-98) as the newsletter editor.
∑ Co-founded conferences such as IEEE Symp. on Differential Evolution, IEEE CIEL, SEMCCO & FANCCO.
∑ Founding co-editor-in-chief of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation Journal (Elsevier). IF: 3.8 (2 years) & 7.7 (5 years)
∑ AE of IEEE Trans on Evol. Comp., IEEE Trans on Cybernetics, Information Sciences, Applied Soft Computing & Pattern Recognition.
∑ Editorial board member of Evolutionary Computation Journal (MIT Press).
∑ Won IEEE TEC Outstanding paper award in 2012 (co-authors: Drs Alex Kai Qin & Vicky Ling Huang).
∑ Dr Jane Jing Liang (former PhD student) won the IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD dissertation award, 2014.
∑ Proposed several innovative ensemble strategies for evolutionary & swarm algorithms.
∑ Fellow of the IEEE.
In addition to the service contributions to IEEE over the past 18 years and research achievements presented under biography, I have also organized several competitions at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC) since 2005. These competitions enable researchers to perform meaningful comparisons among algorithms. If I am elected, I shall strive to:
∑ Identify new inter-disciplinary growth areas† for the IEEE CIS.
∑ Identify avenues for junior researchers to contribute to CIS and to develop their careers.
∑ Intensify CI promotional activities in rapidly advancing countries which have the best growth potentials for IEEE CIS.
∑ Encourage authors for open source software (as my group practices) for the benefit of researchers and practitioners.
∑ Develop means to receive suggestions from CIS members to serve them better.
∑ Attract the best researchers to join and serve committees of the IEEE CIS thereby strengthening the society.
eVoting is currently open and will close on 15th of November 2017, 4 PM EST-USA.
eVoting Link: https://eballot4.votenet.com/IEEE (Please make sure that your pop up blocker is off.)
Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan, FIEEE, Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science.
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore 639798† †
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT