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IEEE Women in Engineering Leads a Pledge to Make Speaker Panels More Gender Balanced

Lotfi Zadeh Centenary Celebration

COVID-19 Notice 

Call for Papers

CIS Webinars

Annual traditional exchange of ties between IEEE CIS and INNS presidents

Memorable event! for the first time, the annual traditional exchange of ties between IEEE CIS and INNS presidents was an exchange of scarves between two women presidents at the IJCNN 2021 conference!

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Prof Chrisina Jayne – President of INNS (top) and IEEE CIS President, Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (bottom).

CIS Sponsered IEEE Fellows Elevated as of January 2021

Huang De Shuang for contributions to neural networks for pattern recognition and bioinformatics.

Joao Gama for contributions to mining data streams.

Jonathan Garibaldi for contributions to computational intelligence techniques in data analysis and decision support.

Lise Getoor for contributions to machine learning and reasoning under uncertainty.

Xiaofeng Liao for contributions to neurodynamic systems and chaotic cryptography.

Jose Lozano for contributions to the estimation of distribution algorithms in evolutionary computation.

Bao-liang Lu for contributions to artificial neural networks and affective brain-computer interfaces.

Vincent Tseng for contributions to utility pattern mining and biomedical applications.

Ganesh Venayagamoorthy for contributions to the application of artificial intelligence to power systems.

Awards Announcements

2021 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award to: Sepp Hochreiter

2021 IEEE CIS Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award to: Lawrence O. Hall and Kazuo Tanaka

2021 IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award to: Carlos Coello Coello

2021 IEEE CIS Meritorious Service Award to: Nikhil R. Pal

2021 CIS Chapter Award to: Gustavo Penido

2021 CIS Outstanding Early Career Award to: Zhi-Hui Zhan

2021 CIS Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation award to: Shouyong Jiang

2021 CIS Outstanding Organization award to: Catherine Huang, McAfee




2021  IEEE TNNLS Outstanding Paper Award to:

C.L.Philip Chen and Zhulin Liu, for the paper entitled "Broad Learning System: An Effective and Efficient Incremental Learning System Without the Need for Deep Architecture", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 10-24, January 2018.


2021 IEEE TFS Outstanding Paper Award to:

Armando Segatori, Francesco Marcelloni, Youyong Kong and Witold Pedrycz for the paper entitled "On Distributed Fuzzy Decision Trees for Big Data", IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 174-192, February 2018.


2021 IEEE TEVC Outstanding Paper Award to:

Xingyi Zhang, Ye Tian, Ran Cheng and Yaochu Jin for the paper entitled "A Decision Variable Clustering-Based Evolutionary Algorithm for Large-scale Many-objective Optimization", IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 97-112, February 2018


2021 IEEE TCDS Outstanding Paper Award to:

Tiffany Hwu, Alexander Y. Wang, Nicolas Oros and Jeffrey L. Krichmar, for the paper entitled "Adaptive Robot Path Planning Using a Spiking Neuron Algorithm with Axonal Delays", IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Vol.10, No. 2, pp. 126 –137, June 2018


2021 IEEE ToG Outstanding Paper Award to:

Nicolas A. Barriga, Marius Stanescu, Nicolas Oros and Michael Buro, for the paper entitled “Game Tree Search Based on Nondeterministic Action Scripts in Real-Time Strategy Games”, IEEE Transactions on Games, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 69 – 77, March 2018.


2021 IEEE CIM Outstanding Paper Award to:

Tom Young, Devamanyu Hazarika, Soujanya Poria and Erik Cambria, for the paper entitled "Recent Trends in Deep Learning Based Natural Language Processing", IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 55-75, August 2018


2021 IEEE TETCI Outstanding Paper Award to:

Mirco Ravanelli, Philemon Brakel, Maurizio Omologo and Yoshua Bengio, for the paper entitled "Light Gated Recurrent Units for Speech Recognition", IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 92-102, April 2018



Competition Announcement

IEEE CIS Fraud Detection Challenge Achieves Huge Success

IEEE CIS held its first Technical Challenge on Fraud Detection ( this year. In this technical challenge, IEEE partnered with the world’s leading payment service company, Vesta Corporation ( in seeking the best solutions for fraud prevention industry. The dataset consisted of large-scale real-world e-commerce transactions, provided by Vesta Corporation. The competition was launched on July 15, 2019 using the Kaggle platform and was closed on Oct. 3, 2019, while attracting 126,000 submissions from 6,381 teams with 7,400+ competitors from 104 countries.

Results: The competition awarded a total of $20,000 with a First Prize of $10,000, second prize of $7,000, and a 3rd prize of $3,000. The first place team is FraudSquad by Chris Deotte from USA and Konstanitin Yakovlev from Portugal. The second place team is; 2 Uncles and 3 Puppies by Sergey Bryansky from Russia, Mikhail Beshkarev from Russia, Anton Popov from Russia, Gilberto Titericz from Brazil and Jean-Francois Puget from France. The third place team is; Young For You by Shichao Luo from China, Zhongwei Yao from China and Yongyao Chao from USA.