Professor Yaochu Jin

·         I am a Finland Distinguished (Visiting) Professor within the Department of Mathematical Information, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, working on the project “Decision Support for Complex Multiobjective Optimization Problems” funded by TEKES, Finland in collaboration with Professor Kaisa Miettinen.




Phone: +358 408053186


·         I am also a Professor of Computational Intelligence, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.




Phone: +44 1483686037



I am Professor of Computational Intelligence, Head of the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) group, Co-Coordinator of the Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology (CMCB), Department of Computing, University of Surrey. I am also a Finland Distinguished Professor (2015-17)  funded by the Finnish Agency for Innovation (Tekes), and a Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor endowed by Ministry of Education, China. 


I obtained the BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and the Dr.-Ing. from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Before joining Surrey in 2010, I was a Principal Scientist with Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany. I did postdoctoral research with the Industrial Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA from 1998 to 1999. I was an academic staff with the Electrical Engineering Department, Zhejiang University, China from 1992 to 1996.


I am a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE and Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. I am an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Soft Computing Journal (Springer), BioSystems (Elsevier) and International Journal of Fuzzy Systems. I am also an Editorial Board Member of the Evolutionary Computation Journal (MIT Press) and Natural Computing (Springer). I am a past Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, and the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.


I am a Member of EPSRC Peer Review College and EPSRC ICT Responsive Mode Panel, a Panel Member of EC FP7 FET/HBP grants, a Panel Review Member of Academy of Finland and a Reviewer of VQR (Research Assessment), Italy.


I am the Founding General Co-Chair of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Big Data, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multi-Criterion Decision-Making (IEEE MCDM), IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (IEEE CIDUE). I was General Chair of 2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012) and Program Chair of 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation.