IEEE CIS is highly pleased and honored to support recognition of outstanding IEEE Senior Members who have achieved unique results and exceptional performance in all areas of computational intelligence science, technologies, education, profession, organization, and leadership.


This highest-level recognition is the elevation to the IEEE Fellow grade. More information about this level of membership and requisites is available at the IEEE Fellows Program page.

Do you know any uniquely qualified CIS Senior Member who deserves elevation to the IEEE Fellow grade? Please, do not hesitate to nominate him/her!

Do you need help? Please, do not hesitate to contact the Vice President for Members Activities.

The CIS Fellows Committee is responsible for evaluating, on the behalf of CIS in the IEEE evaluation process, the nominations of outstanding IEEE Senior Members in computational intelligence for elevation to the IEEE Fellow grade. Members of the CIS Fellows Committee are not eligible to serve as nominators or referees.

Online Nomination Process for IEEE Fellow Grade

Congratulations to the IEEE Fellows Elevated as of January 2022:

Name Surname Final Citation
Nitesh Chawla for contributions to learning from imbalanced data and heterogeneous graphs
Thomas Baeck for contributions in synthesizing evolutionary computation
Erik Cambria for contributions to affective computing and sentiment analysis
Humberto Bustince for contributions to information fusion under uncertainty
Qing Li for contributions to machine learning in multimedia, data mining and data warehousing
Chunhua Yang for contributions in intelligent control and optimization of complex industrial processes
Ivor Tsang for contributions to large-scale machine learning and transfer learning
Thomas Runkler for contributions to computational intelligence in clustering and control
Zhijun Li for contributions to control systems for wearable robotics and bio-mechatronics
Bernhard Sendhoff for contributions to evolutionary optimization and its engineering applications

Fellows Committe Chair


Gary G. Yen


Fellows Committee Vice Chair

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KC Tan
Hong Kong



Name Country
João Catalão Portugal
Haibo He USA
Jun Wang Hong Kong
Akira Hirose Japan
Zeng-Guang Hou China
Sushimita Mitra India
Leszek Rutowski Poland
Hao Ying USA
Faa-Jeng Lin Taiwan
Hani Hagras UK
Dipti Srinivasan Singapore
Hussein Abbass Australia
Yew Soon Ong Singapore
Thomas Bäck Netherlands
Yiu-Ming Cheung Hong Kong