Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Professor Yaochu Jin

Bielefeld University, Germany and Distinguished Chair, University of Surrey

Title: Evolutionary Neural Architecture Search: Computational Efficiency, Privacy Preservation and Robustness Enhancement 

Abstract: Evolutionary neural architecture search has received considerable attention in deep learning. This talk begins with a presentation of computationally efficient evolutionary neural architecture search algorithms by means of sampled training and partial weight sharing. Then, we introduce communication-efficient deep neural architecture search in a federated learning environment.  Finally, a surrogate-assisted evolutionary search algorithm for neural architectures that are robust to adversarial attacks is described. The talk is concluded with a brief discussion of open questions for future research. 

Short Bio: Prof. Yaochu Jin is Professor in Bielefeld University, Germany and a Distinguished Chair and Professor in Computational Intelligence, University of Surrey. He is Co-Coordinator of the Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology (CMCB), Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey. He was a Finland Distinguished Professor (2015-17) with the Multi-objective Optimization Group, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and a Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor (2015-17), State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation of Process Industry, Northeastern University, China. He also was head of the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) group. Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Development Systems Journal since 2016 (IF 4.546). Editor in Chief of the Complex & Intelligent Systems Springer Journal (IF 6.7). Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (IF 16.4)

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