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Prof. TAN Kay Chen received the B.Eng. degree (First Class Hons.) and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Glasgow, U.K., in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He is a Professor with the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. He has published over 130 journal papers and over 130 papers in conference proceedings, and co-authored six books. His current research interests include artificial/computational intelligence and machine learning, with applications to evolutionary multi-objective optimization, data analytics, prognostics, BCI, and operational research etc.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (IF: 10.629), was the EiC of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (2010-2013), and currently serves on the Editorial Board of over 10 international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, Evolutionary Computation (MIT Press) etc. He has been an invited Keynote/Plenary speaker for over 60 international conferences and was the General Co-Chair for IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. He also serves as the General Co-Chair for IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, an elected AdCom member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2014-2019), and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2013; 2015-2017). He received the 2016 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems Outstanding Paper Award. He was the awardee of the 2012 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding Early Career Award for his contributions to evolutionary computation in multi-objective optimization. He also received the Recognition Award (2008) from the International Network for Engineering Education & Research (iNEER) for his outstanding contributions to engineering education and research.