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Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan finished schooling at Union College (Tellippalai, Jaffna) and subsequently received the B.A degree, Postgraduate Certificate and M.A degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1990, 1992 and 1994, respectively. He received an honorary doctorate (i.e. Doctor Honoris Causa) in 2020 from University of Maribor, Slovenia. After completing his PhD research in 1995, he served as a pre-doctoral Research Assistant in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney in 1995¨C96 and a lecturer in the Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland in 1996¨C99. He moved to Singapore in 1999. He was an Editorial Board Member of the Evolutionary Computation Journal, MIT Press (2013-2018) and an associate editor of the IEEE Trans on Cybernetics (2012 - 2018). He is an associate editor of Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier, 2018- ), Neurocomputing (Elsevier, 2018- ), IEEE Trans on Evolutionary Computation (2005 - ), Information Sciences (Elsevier, 2009 - ), Pattern Recognition (Elsevier, 2001 - ) and IEEE Trans. on SMC: Systems (2020 - ). He is a founding co-editor-in-chief of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (2010 - ), an SCI Indexed Elsevier Journal. His co-authored SaDE paper (published in April 2009) won the "IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation outstanding paper award" in 2012. His former PhD student, Dr Jane Jing Liang, won the IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD dissertation award, in 2014. IEEE CIS Singapore Chapter won the best chapter award in Singapore in 2014 for its achievements in 2013 under his leadership. His research interests include swarm and evolutionary algorithms, pattern recognition, forecasting, randomized neural networks, deep learning and applications of swarm, evolutionary & machine learning algorithms. His publications have been well cited (Googlescholar Citations: ~45k). He was selected as one of the highly cited researchers by Thomson Reuters every year from 2015 to 2020 in computer science. He is ranked worldwide 300-400 among all Computer Science and Electronics researchers (also include some Control and Communication Engineering researchers) with public Google Scholar profiles. He served as the General Chair of the IEEE SSCI 2013. He is an IEEE CIS distinguished lecturer (DLP) in 2018-2021. He has been a member of the IEEE (S'91, M'92, SM'00, Fellow¡¯15) since 1991 and an elected AdCom member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) in 2014-2016. Address: S2-B2a-21, EEE, NTU, Singapore, 639798. Tel: 65-67905404,  Fax: 65-67933318,



3rd International Conference on Machine Intelligence and Signal Processing (MISP 2021), NIT Arunachal Pradesh, India, September 23-25, 2021


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Handbook of Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms: The State of the Art

Volume I: Solving Single Objective Bound-Constrained Real-Parameter Numerical Optimization


Handbook of Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms: The State of the Art

Volume II: Solving Single Objective Constrained Real-Parameter Optimization Problems


IJCNN 2021 SS on ¡°Randomization-Based Deep and Shallow Learning Algorithms¡± (S06)

Elsevier: Swarm and Evolutionary Computation ( with attractive citation and impact metrics )    (SCI  2 Year IF=~6.9   released in June 2020);


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