I am a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham and the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA). I'm also a Fellow of IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer, and a Past (2014-15) President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. I was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Nature Inspired Computation and Applications Laboratory (NICAL), USTC-Birmingham Joint Research Institute in Intelligent Computation and Its Applications, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.
My research interests include evolutionary computation (evolutionary optimization, evolutionary learning, evolutionary design), neural network ensembles and multiple classifiers (especially on the diversity issue), meta-heuristic algorithms, data mining, computational complexity of evolutionary algorithms, and various real-world applications. According to Thomson Reuters, I'm one of the Highly Cited Researchers 2016 (http://hcr.stateofinnovation.thomsonreuters.com/), one of the seven from the University of Birmingham.
I received a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2012, and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award in 2013.
Prof. Xin Yao,
Natural Computation Group
School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, U.K.
Phone: +44 121 414 3747, Fax: +44 121 414 2799