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Professional Activity

My academic and professional activities are mainly associated with IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) where I have severed as


I have served as

I have served as a reviwer for the following academic journals:

  • IEEE Tranactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics (Parts A, B, C)
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games
  • IEEE Singal Procesing Letters
  • IEEE Access
  • ACM Computing Surveys
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Pattern Recognition Letters
  • Pattern Analysis and Applications
  • Neural Computation
  • Neural Networks: An official Journal of INNS, ENNS and JNNS
  • Neurocomputing: An International Journal
  • Neural Computing & Applications
  • Connection Science
  • International Journal of Neural Systems
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences
  • Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
  • BioSystems: An International Journal
  • Knowledge and Information Systems: An International Journal
  • Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
  • International Journal of Speech Technology
  • Intelligent Automation and Soft Computation: An International Journal
  • EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
  • IEE Proceedings: Circuits, Devices and Systems
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology
  • Journal of Computer Research and Development
  • Chinese Journal of Electronics
  • Chinese Journal of Communication
  • Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis

At present, I am a member of EPSRC peer review college. I have also served as a reviewer for EPSRC, BBSRC, QNRF, Royal Society, Alzheimer's Research Trust, A*STAR Singapore  and NSFC grand proposals, a reviewer for Aritificial Intelligence Book Series, Springer Verlag, a reviewer of Cambridge University Press Book series, and a reviewer for numerous international conferences.

From 1999-present, I have been an external examiner of PhD theses for different research institutes: Imperial College London, University of Warwick, The University of Birmingham, Queen Mary University of London, The Salford University, Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Science, Fudan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,  University of New South Wales and The Nanyang Technological University.

In 2011 and 2012, I was an external academic adviser for UG and PGT/PGR five-year periodic review of School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, respectively. From AY2015-16 to AY2018-19, I have been an external examiner for the UG programme of School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex.

Research Awards and Invited Talks/Tutorials

I received several research awards and was an invited speaker of internatinal conferences, e.g.,

  • NSFC Distinguish Young Principal Invesitigator Award (2001)
  • Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering (2019)
  • Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Shihai, China (2001)
  • Plenary Speaker, National Conference on Machine Learning, Nanjing, China (2000)
  • Invited Speaker, International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Hong Kong (1996)
  • JSPS Research Award for Foreign Researchers (1992)

I have also been invited to give academic seminars in many academic/research institutes; e.g. Microsoft Research Asia, The Okalahoma State University, The City University of New York: Queen's College, The Ohio State University,The University of Sheffield, The University of Birmingham, The University of Manchester, UMIST, University of Surrey, Waseda University, Yamakuchi University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Peking University, Tshinghua University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Chinese Academy of Science: Institute of Automation, Institute of Computing and SIAT, Yunnan University, Yunnan Normal University and Kunming University of Science and Technology.

I have given the invited tutorials as follows:

Programme/Organization Committee Chair

Programme Committee Membership

Invited/Special Session Organizer

  • Natural Computation for Temporal Data Processing, Special Session in International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2006. (Ke Chen, Kar-Ann Toh and Peter Tino).
  • Pattern Analysis and Biometrics, Invited Session in IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, 2006. (Kar-Ann Toh and Ke Chen)
  • Advances in Processing Temporal Data, Special Session in International Conference on Natural Computation, 2005. (Peter Tino and Ke Chen)

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