Ferrante Neri, Adjunct Professor, PhD


Last update August 2012


The Full Curriculum Vitae in pdf can be downloaded.

The Full List of Publications is here

Biographical notes

Given Name: Ferrante         Surname: Neri

Date and place of birth : 22nd June 1978, Bari, Italy

Educational Background

- Aug 2010 Docent (Adjunct Professor, Habilitation) in Computational Intelligence, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

- Nov 2007 PhD in Computer Science (Major: Scientific Computing and Optimization) with the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Thesis: “Fitness Diversity Adaptation in Memetic Algorithms”

- Apr 2007 PhD in Electro-technical Engineering with the Department of Electrotechnics and Electronics, Technical University of Bari, Italy.

Thesis: “Advanced Optimization Algorithms in Electrical Engineering”

- Nov 2002 Master Degree in Electrical Engineering (Laurea Degree) received from Technical University of Bari, Italy. Thesis: “Optimization of grounding systems by means of evolutionary algorithms”

Contact information:

Department of Mathematical Information Technology,

P.O. Box 35 (Agora) FI-40014

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Office Ag. C423.2

email: ferrante.neri@jyu.fi

Phone number : +358-44-0130057

If the world does not adapt itself to you, you have to adapt yourself to it!” 

(Gil Grissom)

I am currently  Academy Research Fellow (Akatemiatutkija) with Academy of Finland, at the Department of Mathematical Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Research Project: “Algorithmic Design Issues in Memetic Computing”.

I am also  Assistant Professor (Yliassistentti, Senior Assistant) in Simulation and Optimization, with the Department of Mathematical Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (on leave Sep 09 - today).

Current Employment

Research Activities

- Leader of the Computational Intelligence Optimization Group at the University of Jyväskylä

- Editorial member of Memetic Computing, International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, and International Journal of Information Science and Computer Applications

- Chair of the IEEE Task Force on Memetic Computing

News !!!

  1. -IEEE Symposium on Differential Evolution, with Swagatam Das, Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan, and Janez Brest, Singapore, Apr 2013

  2. -Special Session on Memetic Computing, with Z. Zhu and Ruhul Sarker, Brisbane, Australia, June 2012

- Symposium on Differential Evolution and Swarm intelligence, with J. Brest and M. Clerc, Zakopane, Poland, Apr 2012

- F. Neri, C. Cotta, P. Moscato “Handbook of Memetic Algorithms”, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer, Oct 2011

Teaching Activities

Course TIES505 Tutkimus Projekti/Research Project.

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Slides of the seminar on Computational Intelligence Optimization, 12 Sep 2011, Technical university of Bari Italy