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Distinguished Lecturers Program

The CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) aims at serving communities interested in computational intelligence and, specifically, supporting local CIS Chapters and CIS members who like to stay up-to-date on the latest research and practical applications by organizing lectures given by distinguished experts. Particular attention is given to the specific needs of academia, and professionals in industry and government. Lecturers will tailor their presentations to the envisioned audience. The program supports local CIS Chapters by helping them to invite leading researchers in their respective fields. The DLP talk is a major event in the life of the inviting Chapter. The visibility of the inviting Chapter is expected to increase significantly as a result of the DLP talk. The visit should be actively pursued as an opportunity for membership recruitment. This program is not intended to provide speakers for conferences, workshops or symposia. 

Requests for lectures given by one of the CIS Distinguished Lecturers must be submitted by CIS Chapter Chairs to the Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program Sub-Committee, according to the procedure described below. Lecturers will tailor their presentations to the specific envisioned audience. This program is not intended to provide speakers for conferences, workshops or symposia.

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Distinguished Lecturers Program Sub-Committee

Lectures Calendar

Requiring Distinguished Lectures

Distinguished Lecturers

Nominating and Appointing Distinguished Lecturers

DLP Time Table

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DLP Nominations for 2015-2017 are due by August 30, 2014. For details please use nomination forms below.

DLP Nomination Form (doc)
DLP Nomination Form (pdf)

DLP Applications for inviting Distinguished Lecturers for giving speeches during 2014 are due by July 30, 2014. For details please use nomination forms below.

DLP Application Form (doc)
DLP Application Form (pdf)

 

 

DLP Lectures in 2014

Speaker: DLP 14-01 Yaochu Jin
Date: Feb. 6, 2014
Location: Melbourne
Chapter: IEEE Victorian Section, Computational Intelligence Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP14-02 Cesare Alippi
Date: Apr. 14, 2014
Location: ITER, Bhubaneswar, India.
Chapter: CIS Chater under IEEE Kolkata Section
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 14-03 Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier
Date: Nov. 22, 2014
Location: New Delhi, India
Chapter: IEEE CIS Delhi Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP 14-04 Jun Wang
Date: Jun. 19, 2014
Location: Salermo, Italy
Chapter: IEEE CIS Italy Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 14-05 Gary Yen
Date: Sep. 15, 2014
Location: South Korea
Chapter: IEEE CIS Daejeon Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP 14-06 Derong Liu
Date: Sep. 1, 2014
Location: South Africa
Chapter: IEEE CIS South Africa Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP 14-07 Sushmita Mitra
Date: Oct. 3, 2014
Location: Poland
Chapter: IEEE CIS Poland Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP 14-08 Okyay Kaynak
Date: Aug. 14, 2014
Location: Tunisia
Chapter: IEEE CIS Tunisia Chapter
Status:
Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 14-09 Kalyanmoy Deb
Date: Dec. 15, 2014
Location: Kanpur, India
Chapter: IEEE UP Section CIS Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP 14-10 Cesare Alippi
Date: Dec. 14, 2014
Location: Santiago, Chile
Chapter: IEEE CIS Chilean Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP 14-11 Yaochu Jin
Date: Dec. 17, 2014
Location: SRM University, India
Chapter: IEEE CIS Madras Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP 14-12 Derong Liu
Date: Dec. 5, 2014
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Chapter: IEEE CIS Colombia Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP 14-13 Gary Y. Yen
Date: Nov. 10, 2014
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Chapter: IEEE CIS & SMC Ottawa Joint Chapter
Status: Scheduled


DLP Lectures in 2013

Speaker:  DLP 13-01 Gary Yen
Date:  Mar 19, 2013
Location:  Chengdu
Chapter:  IEEE CIS Chengdu Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker:  DLP 13-02 Jose C. Principe
Date:  Mar. 14-15, 2013
Location:  Hefei
Chapter:  CIS Hefei Chapter
Status:  Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 13-07 Nikola Kasabov
Date: April. 25, 2013
Location: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Chapter: IEEE RIO CHAPTER
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 13-06 Gary Fogel
Date: May. 2, 2013
Location: Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri
Chapter: St. Louis Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 13-05 Kay Chen Tan
Date: Jun. 6, 2013
Location: London
Chapter: IEEE CIS UKRI Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker:  DLP 13-03 Jim Bezdek
Date:  July 10, 2013
Location:  Central University of Hyderabad
Chapter:  IEEE CIS Hyderabad Chapter

 

Speaker: DLP 13-09 Jennie Si
Date: July 19, 2013
Location: Beijing
Chapter: IEEE CIS Beijing Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 13-10 Yaochu Jin
Date: August 19, 2013
Location: Donghua University, Shanghai
Chapter: IEEEE CIS Shanghai Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 13-08 Derong Liu
Date: Sept. 12, 2013
Location: Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Chapter: IEEE CIS Argentina Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 13-04 Xin Yao
Date: Nov. 21, 2013
Location: Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Chapter: IEEE-CIS Chilean Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP 13-11 Okyay Kaynak
Date: Nov. 25, 2013
Location: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Chapter: CIS Santa Clara Valley
Status: Completed (Report)

 

 

DLP Lecturers in 2012

Speaker: DLP12-01 James Bezdek 
Date: February 23, 2012 
Location: Puebal, Mexico 
Chapter: Puebal Chapter 
Status: Completed(Report) 


Speaker: DLP12-02 Witold Pedrycz 
Date: April 1, 2012 
Location: Italy 
Chapter: Italy Chapter 
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP12-03 Nikhil Pal 
Date: April 17, 2012 
Location: Singapore 
Chapter: Singapore Chapter 
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP12-05 Jun Wang
Date: May 14 2012
Location: Italian
Chapter: Italian Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP11-04 Enrique Ruspini 
Date: June 15, 2012 
Location: Argentina 
Chapter: Argentina Chapter 
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP12-08 Jun Wang
Date: June 22, 2012
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Chapter: SP/CIS/COM Joint Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker:  DLP 12-12 Jose C. Principe
Date:  Aug. 13, 2012
Location:  Singapore
Chapter:  CIS Singapore Chapter
Status:  Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP12-07 Kay Chen Tan
Date: Aug. 21, 2012
Location: Romania
Chapter: IEEE CIS Romania Chapter
Status: Scheduled

 

Speaker: DLP12-11 Derong Liu
Date: Sept. 13 &14, 2012
Location: Taiwan
Chapter: IEEE CIS Taipei and Tainan Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker:  DLP 12-15 Tan Kay Chen
Date:  Oct. 24, 2012
Location:  Heifei China
Status:  Completed (Report)

 

Speaker:  DLP 12-13 Jim Bezdek
Date:  Oct. 31 2012
Location:  University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Status:  Completed (Report) 

 

Speaker: DLP 12-06 Enrique Ruspini
Date: Oct. ,2012
Location: England
Chapter: KRI Chapter
Status: Scheduled


Speaker: DLP 12-09 Gary Yen
Date: Nov. 8, 2012 and Nov. 9, 2012
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Chapter: IEEE Rio Chapter
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker: DLP12-14 Xin Yao

Date: Nov. 7, 2012
Location: New York
Chapter: Computational Intelligence Chapter, New York
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Speaker:  DLP12-16 Jim Bezdek
Date:  Dec. 11-12, 2012
Location:  Peru
Chapter:  IEEE PERO Section Computational Intelligence Society Chapter
Status:  Completed (Report)

  

Speaker: DLP12-10 Okyay Kaynak
Date: Dec. 12, 2012
Location: Santiago
Chapter: Chilean Chapter IEEE CIS
Status: Completed (Report)

 

Requiring Distinguished Lectures

To organize a distinguished lecture, the CIS Chapter Chair should perform the following steps:  

1. Based on the interests of the members, the Chapter Chair chooses a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) and a topic from the list of current DLP lecturers. The chair should contact the DL directly, copying the DLP Chair, and work out preliminary details of the visit (chapter event, date, location, financial arrangements, etc.). 

2. This preliminary information should be included in the DLP Application Form, to be sent to the DLP Chair for approval. In general, DLP covers the DL‟s intercity travel expenses to the DLP talk (return air fare, within limits as described below). Local expenses (such as hotel, food, transportation) should be provided by the local Chapter. 

3. The Chapter Chair should make timely arrangements well in advance of the planned visit. July 30 is the deadline for submitting requests to DLP Chair for the given year. Requests are evaluated continuously, and Chapter Chairs are encouraged to make their requests early, to secure the approval of the DLP visit. 

4. The DL will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1500, in order to (partially) cover the return air fare to the Chapter location to give the DLP talk. The DLs are expected to have approximately one visit per year. A DL may have more than one DLP trip during a calendar year, depending on the availability of funds, but this has lower priority. 

5. After the visit is approved by the DLP Chair, the Chapter Chair should contact the DL to finalize arrangements. The lecture should be open to all members of IEEE. The Chapter Chair is expected to publicize the event in the Chapter newsletter and/or by special mailings to all members of the Chapter. The event must be announced as "Sponsored by the Computational Intelligence Society under its Distinguished Lecturer Program", and the lecturer should be mentioned as a “CIS Distinguished Lecturer.” If other IEEE societies or organizations have offered to support this Chapter activity, then proper acknowledgment should also be made. 

6. Immediately following the event, the Chapter Chair should send a summary report to the DLP chair including information on the lecture date/title, a copy of the announcement, photos etc. 

7. The DL should retain receipts of the approved travel expenses. Following the event, the DL should complete the IEEE travel reimbursement form and send it to the VP of Finances with copy to the DLP chair. Hardcopy of the spreadsheet and original receipts should be mailed to the IEEE CIS Executive Administrator. 

 



Distinguished Lecturers

 

 

photo_alippiCesare Alippi (2014-2016)
Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria
Politecinco Di Milano
Piazza L. da Vinci, 32
Milano, 20133, Italy
phone: 39-022-399-3512  fax: 39-022-399-3411
email: cesare.alippi .a_t. polimi.it
www: http://home.deib.polimi.it/alippi

Research Field: Neural Networks, computational intelligence, dynamic optimization, intelligent control

Lecture Topic 1: Learning in Non-Stationary Environments

Lecture Topic 2: Cognitive Fault Detection in Sensor Networks

Lecture Topic 3: Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence, Dynamic Optimization, Intelligent Control

 

 

photo_bonissonePiero P. Bonissone (2013-2015)
Chief Scientist, Coolidge Fellow 
General Electric Global Research, Software Sciences and Analytics
One Research Circle K1-4A10A
Niskayuna, NY 12309, USA
General Electric Company
phone: (+1 518) 387 5155  fax: (+1 518) 387 5817
email: bonissone .a_t. ge.com
www: www.rpi.edu/~bonisp/

Research Field:Industrial and Commercial Applications of Computational Intelligence

Lecture Topic 1: CI Applications in Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for a Fleet of Assets

Lecture Topic 2: Lazy Meta-Learning: Customized Dynamic Ensemble of Models

Lecture Topic 3: Multi-Criteria Decision Making: The Intersection of Search, Preference Tradeoff, and Interaction Visualization Processes

 

 

photo_meunierBernadette Bouchon-Meunier (2014-2016)
LIP6, University of Pierre & Marie Curie
BP 169, 4 place Jussieu
Paris, 75252, France
phone: 33-1-4427-7003  fax: 33-1-4427-7000
email: Bernadette.Bouchon-Meunier .a_t. lip6.fr
www: http://webia.lip6.fr/~bouchon/indexeng.html

Research Field: TBD

Lecture Topic 1: Expressiveness and fuzzy modeling

Lecture Topic 2: Similarity and learning based methodologies for fuzzy data mining

Lecture Topic 3: Subjective information and fuzziness

 

 

photo_deb2Kalyanmoy Deb (2014-2016)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michigan State University
East Lansing, 48864, Michigan, USA
phone: +1 517 930 0846+1 517 930 0846   fax: +1 517 353 1980
email: kdeb .a_t. egr.msu.edu
www: http://www.egr.msu.edu/~kdeb

Research Field: Non-linear Optimization, Many and Multi-objective Optimization, Metamodeling, Constraint Handling, Engineering Design, Evolutionary Algorithms and Metaheuristics, Innovization, Neural Networks, Data-mining and Machine learning

Lecture Topic 1: Introduction and Advancements in Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO)

Lecture Topic 2: Evolution's Niche in Solving Applied Optimization Problems

Lecture Topic 3: Bilevel Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms

 

 

photo_fogel_garyGary B Fogel (2013-2015)
Natural Selection, Inc.
5910 Pacific Center Blvd., Suite 315
San Diego, CA 92121 USA
phone: (+1 858) 455 6449  fax: (+1 858) 455 1560
email: gfogel .a_t. natural-selection.com
www: www.natural-selection.com

 

Research Field: Real-world applications of computational intelligence with emphasis on biochemistry and medicine

Lecture Topic 1: Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics

Lecture Topic 2: A Survey of Applications and Future Directions of Computational Intelligence

 

photo_jinYaochu Jin(2013-2015)
Department of Computing
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK
phone: +44(0)1483 686037+44(0)1483 686037   fax: +44(0)1483 686051
email: yaochu.jin .a_t. surrey.ac.uk
www: www2.surrey.ac.uk/computing/people/yaochu_jin/

 

Research Field: Evolutionary Computation, Computational Biology, Bio-inspired Robotics

Lecture Topic 1: Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Optimization of Expensive Problems

Lecture Topic 2: Analysis, evolution and applications of gene regulatory network models

Lecture Topic 3: Morphogenetic robotics and evolutionary developmental systems

 

 

photo_kaynakOkyay Kaynak (2013-2014)
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bogazici University
Bebek 80815
Istanbul, Turkey
phone: (+90 212) 287 2475  fax: (+90 212) 287 2465
email: o.kaynak .a_t. ieee.org
www: mecha.ee.boun.edu.tr/kaynak.html 
 

Research Field: Intelligent Systems 

Lecture Topic 1: Intelligent Systems: An Assesment of the Past and the Prospects for the Future.

Lecture Topic 2: The Exhilarating Journey from Industrial Electronics to Industrial Informatics.

Lecture Topic 3: Sliding Mode Control and its Integration with Soft Computing Methodologies.

 

 

photo_kellerJames M. Keller(2013-2015)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Missouri-Columbia
217 Engineering Building West
Columbia, MO 65211-2060, USA
phone: (+1 573) 882 7339  fax: (+1 573) 882 0397
email: KellerJ .a_t. missouri.edu
www: www.missouri.edu/~kellerj

 

Research Field:CI in pattern recognition, image processing and information fusion

Lecture Topic 1: Recognition Technology in Eldercare

Lecture Topic 2: Does it all add up? Fuzzy Protoform Linguistic Summarization of Time Series

Lecture Topic 3: Where am I? Linguistic spatial description and reasoning

Lecture Topic 4: Soft Computing for Sensor and Algorithm Fusion

 

 


photo_liu_derongDerong Liu (2013-2014)
Institute of Automation 
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100190, China.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois Chicago, IL 60607
phone: (+1 518) 387 5155  fax: (+1 518) 387 5817
email:derong .a_t. uic.edu
www: www.ece.uic.edu/~dliu/

Research Field: Intelligent Control

Lecture Topic 1: Adaptive Dynamic Programming

Lecture Topic 2: Intelligent Control for Complex Systems

 


photo_mitraSushmita Mitra (2014-2016)
Machine Intelligence Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203 B. T. Road, Kolkata
West Bengal, India
phone: +913325753102+913325753102   fax: +912225783357
email: sushmita .a_t. isical.ac.in
www: http://www.isical.ac.in/~sushmita

Research Field: Computational intelligence, data mining, pattern recognition, medical image processing, and Bioinformatics.

Lecture Topic 1: Hybridization with Rough Sets: Application to Bioinformatics and Biomedical Imagery

Lecture Topic 2: Mining Gene Expressions using Domain Knowledge: Application to Gene Regulation and Evaluation

Lecture Topic 3: Soft Computing: Excursion through Fuzzy Sets, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and Rough Sets

 


photo_pedrycz2Witold Pedrycz (2014-2016)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
phone: 1-780-439-87311-780-439-8731   fax: 1-780-439-1811
email: wpedrycz .a_t. ualberta.ca
www: http://www.ece.ualberta.ca/~pedrycz/index.html

Research Field: Computational Intelligence, fuzzy modeling and Granular Computing, knowledge discovery and data mining, fuzzy control, pattern recognition, knowledge-based neural networks, relational computing, and Software Engineering.

Lecture Topic 1: Granular Computing in Knowledge-Based System Modeling: Developing New Avenues of Human-Centric Architectures

Lecture Topic 2: Content-Rich Information Granules as Fundamental Design Constructs of Granular Computing

Lecture Topic 3: User-Centric Granular Models of Temporal and Spatiotemporal Data

 

photo_palaniswamiMarimuthu Palaniswami (2013-2015)
The University of Melbourne
Department of Electrical Engineering
The University of Mebourne
Parkville,Victoria 3010, Australia
phone:(+61-3) 83446710  fax: (+61-3) 83447412
email: palani.a_t.unimelb.edu.au
www: http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/palani

Research Field: SVMs, machine learning, neural networks, pattern recognition, signal and image processing, Internet of Things, Sensor Networks and Control

Lecture Topic 1: Incremental Learning in Support Vector Machines

Lecture Topic 2: Anomaly Detection for Environmental Monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef

Lecture Topic 3: Low Cost Pulse Oximetry and ECG for large scale screening of Sleep Apnea

Lecture Topic 4: Creating a sustainable smart city through internet of Things and CI tools

 


photo_principeJose C. Principe (2013-2014)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Universidad of Florida
Av Tupper 2007
Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
phone: (+1 352) 392 2682  fax: (+1 352) 392 0044
email: principe .a_t. cnel.ufl.edu
www: www.cnel.ufl.edu

Research Field: Online kernel learning, Information theoretic Learning, Brain Computer Interfaces

Lecture Topic 1: Online Kernel Learning

Lecture Topic 2: Information Theoretic Learning

Lecture Topic 3: Reinforcement Learning Brain Machine Interfaces 

 

photo_piuri2Vincenzo Piuri (2014 -2016)
Department of Information Technologies
The University of Milan
Via Bramante 65, Crema, Italy
phone:39-02-503-30066  fax: 39-02-503-30010
email: vincenzo.piuri .a_t. unimi.it
www: http://homes.di.unimi.it/piuri

Research Field: Signal/image processing, intelligent measurement systems, biometrics, digital architectures, fault tolerance

Lecture Topic 1: Reconstruction of 3D surfaces

Lecture Topic 2: Computational Intelligence for Biometrics

Lecture Topic 3: Implementations of Computational Intelligence Techniques

 


photo_siJennie Si (2013-2014)
Department of Electrical Engineering
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-5706, USA
phone: (+1 480) 965 6133  fax: (+1 480) 965 XXXX
email: si .a_t. asu.edu
www: www.fulton.asu.edu/~jenniesi/ 


Research Field: optimal control by learning and approximation (approximate dynamic programming), experimental and computational neurocontrol

Lecture Topic 1: Introduction to approximate dynamic programming

Lecture Topic 2: Introduction to computing with neural spikes

Lecture Topic 3: Advances in neural correlates of cognitive control 

 


photo_werbosPaul Werbos (2013-2014)
Directorate for Engineering
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VI 22230, USA
phone: (+1 703) 292 8339  fax: (+1 703) 292 9147
email: pwerbos .a_t. nsf.gov
www: www.werbos.com

Research Field: N/A

Lecture Topic 1: N/A

Lecture Topic 2: N/A

Lecture Topic 3: N/A




photo_wunschDonald C. Wunsch (2013-2014)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Missouri Science and Technology University
301 W. 16th St., 131 EECH
Rolla, MO 65409, USA
phone: (+1 573) 341 4521  fax: (+1 573) 341 4532
email: dwunsch .a_t. mst.edu
www: www.linkedin.com/in/wunsch

Research Field: Clustering, Financial Engineering, Reinforcement Learning.

Lecture Topic 1: Innovations in Clustering Algorithms.

Lecture Topic 2: Overview of Design Issues in Clustering.

Lecture Topic 3: Unsupervised and Reinforcement Learning.

 


photo_yenGary G. Yen (2013-2014)
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Oklahoma State University
202 Engineering Drive
Stillwater, OK 74078-5032, USA
phone: (+1 405) 744 7743  fax: (+1 405) 744 9198
email: gyen .a_t. okstate.edu
www: www.okstate.edu/elec-engr/faculty/yen/yen.html 

Research Field: Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization, Intelligent Control, Data Mining and Visualization. 

Lecture Topic 1: Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization- constrained and uncertainty handling, performance metrics 

Lecture Topic 2: Neural control and Fault Tolerant Control

Lecture Topic 3: Data Mining and Visualization in Bibliometrics 

 

photo_zuradaJacek M. Zurada (2013-2015)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Louisville
405 Lutz Hall
Louisville, KY 40292, USA
phone: (+1 502) 852 6314  fax: (+1 502) 852 3940
email: jacek.zurada .a_t. louisville.edu
www: ci.louisville.edu/zurada/

 

Research Field: Computational Learning of Understandable Models

Lecture Topic 1: AI and CI for deriving understandable rules of Protein Secondary Prediction problem

Lecture Topic 2: Learning in neural networks with complex-valued neurons

Lecture Topic 3: Computational intelligence methods for factory automation

 

photo_wang_jun2Jun Wang (2014-2016)
Dept of Mechanical & Automation Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
phone: 852-26098472  fax: 852-26036002
email: jwang .a_t. mae.cuhk.edu.hk
www: http://spring.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/~jwang

 

Research Field: Neurodynamic optimization, Intelligent control, Intelligent robotics, Intelligent data processing

Lecture Topic 1: The State of the Art of Neurodynamic Optimization - Past, Present, and Prospect

Lecture Topic 2: Neurodynamic Optimization Approaches to Robust Pole Assignment

Lecture Topic 3: Neural Network Approaches to Nonlinear and Robust Model Predictive Control

 

The committee shall evaluate the relevant values and merits of each nominee using both qualitative and quantitative evidence. The quantitative measures indicated in section III.1 are part of the input to be considered by the committee. Other criteria include, but are not limited to, qualitative assessments of the nominees work, geographical lecturer distribution requirements, or the need to include lecture topics that would not be, otherwise, well represented. The committee may consider exceptions to these criteria on a case by case basis.

 

Nominating and Appointing Distinguished Lecturers

 

1. Distinguished Lecturer Nomination

  • Nominations will be for 3-year term that begins on 1 January of the subsequent year. Re-nomination is allowed after 1 year waiting period following 3-year service as DL.
  • CIS Distinguished Lecturers are nominated by the following CIS members: Chapter Chairs, TC chairs, EICs, AdCom/ExCom members, and past DLs.
  • The nomination package should include the following:
    (i) Completed nomination form which addresses the DLP selection criteria in Sec. III/1;
    (ii) Statement of the candidate expressing his/her willingness to serve as DL and complete the respective duties.  
    (iii) Complete CV containing publications, invited talks, keynotes, and plenary talks. The nomination package may include pointers to the candidate's web site and online video materials, which may be useful in reaching out to the CIS membership after the DL appointment.
  • Nominations should be received by the DLP Chair by August 30 of the year preceding the appointment.
  • The nominations will be initially ranked by the DLP Committee, and submitted for final decision to CIS AdCom.

 

2. Distinguished Lecturer Appointments

Nominations should be approved by the AdCom. Each year a maximum of 7 speakers are appointed by the AdCom for a 3-year period. Upon appointment, CIS Distinguished Lecturers are publicly announced online, where contact information and fields of potential lectures are displayed.

 

3. Selection criteria

Nominations should be approved by the AdCom. Each year a maximum of 7 speakers are appointed by the AdCom for a 3-year period. Upon appointment, CIS Distinguished Lecturers are publicly announced online, where contact information and fields of potential lectures are displayed.

 A. Leadership & public speech accomplishments in CIS related fields

This criterion is evidenced by keynote/plenary talks, which took place at CIS (co-) sponsored events, during the years preceding the nomination.

*Quantitative measure: number of keynote/plenary talks in the past 2-3 years, the size of audience.

 B. Recently published breakthrough advances

Supporting documentation may include list of the candidate‟s recent (past few years) of journal papers, books, monographs, patents, editorship of journal special issues.

*Quantitative measure: Google Scholar citation numbers, ISI Web of Science h-index for works published in past few years, Harzing P&P, and other suitable metrics.

 C. Serving as ambassador of the society

The DL should be committed to complete the duty of representing the society at various public events, and participating in membership recruitment and development as part of the DLP talk and other events.

*Quantitative measure: active in CIS, sign and submit DLP speaker duties form.

 D. Balanced representation

The DLP has balanced representation of academic (2/3) & industry/government (1/3) distinguished lecturers, covering various geographic regions and CIS related fields.

*Quantitative measure: at least 2 non-academic appointments; at least 1 appointment from each of the main geographic regions; at least 2 appointments from each of the main 3 CIS areas.

 

DLP Time Table

July 1                  Nomination period begins

August 30           Submission deadline of DLP nominations

November 30      Recommendations for appointments by DLP sub-committee

December 15      Decision on DLP appointments by AdCom