External Activities  [Q. Zhang's homepage]

Editorships

§        Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part B. 2006-

§       Associate Editor,  IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. 2009-

§        Editorial Board Member, Memetic Computing 2007-

§        Associate Editor, International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research, 2009-

§       Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing (IJAMC).  2009

§        Guest Editor,  IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Special Issue on Prob. Model Based EA, 2007/2008

§        Guest Editor, International Journal of Automation and Computing, Special Issue on Theory and Applications of Computational Intelligence, 2007.

§        Guest Editor, Neural Computing, 2007/2008. 

PhD External Advisor

·        Mr. Alexander Brownlee, the School of Computing, Robert Gordon University, UK, 2005--2009

Guest Professorship

§        Jiangsu University, China. 2003-

§        Xian Jiaotong University, China. 2007-,

§        Xidian University, 2009-

§        Xiangtan University, 2010-

§        Central South University, 2010-

Industrial Visiting Fellowship:

·        2007/2008, BT Short-Term Visiting Fellow.

Foreign Investigator/ Consultant:

·          DAMADSO, Italy, 2011

·          Mining Data with Prob. Graphic Models, Spain,  2011-

Scientific Advisory Board Member:

·         Reactive Search s.r.l.  Italy

External Examiner for MSc Computing Programme

·        The Robert Gordon University, UK, 2007-2010

External Examiner/Reviewer of PhD/Mphil Theses

·          Malaga University,  Spain

·          Demark Tech. University, Demark

·          Liverpool University,   UK

·         Birmingham University, UK.

·        Nottingham University, UK,

·        Manchester University, UK (Three PhDs and one Mphil)

·        Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics (ICIMAF), Cuba

·        University of the Basque Country, Spain  (Two PhDs)

·        University of Cranfield, UK (Two PhDs and one Mphil)

·        University of Mauritius, Mauritius.

·        Nanyang Tech. University, Singapore.

Keynote Speaker:

  • 2008 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security, 12/2008, Suzhou, China.

Invited Speaker:  

  • Trento University, Italy, 2011
  • Workshop on Optimization and Scheduling in Healthcare, Portsmouth, 2011.
  • National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, 2011
  • Malaga University, 2011
  • Greenwich University, 2010
  • Aberystwyth University, 2010
  •  University of Bradford, 2009
  • Wuhan University, 2009.
  • Liverpool University,   UK, 2009
  • University of Cranfield, UK, 2009

·        The University of Basque Country, Spain, 2008.

·        Guangdong University of Technology, 2008.

·        China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, 2008.

·        Institute of Intelligent Machines Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. 2008

·        The 2008 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and  Applications, Hefei, China  

·        Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan, 2008

·        Tunghai University, Taiwan, 2008

·        University of Bredfordshire, UK, 2008

·        University of Trento, Italy, 2008.

·        Central South University, China, 2007

·        Xiamen University, China, 2007

·        National University of Defence Science and Technology, China, 2007

·        Nottingham University, UK, 2007

·        Aberdeen University, UK, 2006

·        Robert Gordon University, UK, 2005

·        Leicester University, UK, 2005

·        Xidian University, China, 2003, 2005, 2007

·        Shanxi University, China, 2005. 

·        Xian Jiantong University, China, 2003, 2007 

·        Jiangsu University, China, 2003. 

Chair, Organiser /Co-Chair, Co-Organiser

·           Special Session on MOEA Competition,  IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2009.

·          Special Session on Prob. Model Based EA, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

·           2007 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS'2007), 15-19/Dec/2007,  Harbin, China. 

·           The 3nd International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC’07), Haikou, China, August 2007.

·           Special Session on Theoretical Foundations of Evolutionary Computation. Program Committee Member. IEEE 2004 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2004), Portland, USA.

·          Special Session on Time Complexity of Evolutionary Algorithms. Program Committee Member. IEEE 2003 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2003), Canberra, Australia.

Membership

  • Founding member of IEEE CIS Working Group in Evolutionary Algorithm Based on Probabilistic Models.
  • Member of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence
  • Member,  The IEEE Computational Intelligence,  Subcommittee for Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award (2010-)

Reviewer/Referee/External Assessor

  • A number of international journals and conferences in my research areas.
  • New book proposals for Wiley Publisher and IEEE Publisher.
  • EPSRC grant proposals, UK.
  • Research Proposals, Royal Society, UK.
  • China National Science Awards, China
  • Research Proposals, Academy of Finland.
  • Research Proposals, NWO, Netherlands.  
  • Application for promotion to readership, UK  
  • Applications for full, associate and assistant professorships, Singapore, USA.

PC Member of

  • A number of international conferences in my research areas.

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last updated March, 2006, Q. Zhang