XJTLU youngest university in China with IEEE fellow


Professor Yuhui Shi from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University has been elevated as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to particle swarm optimisation algorithms.

He is among only 14 scholars in Mainland China to achieve this prestigious grade and is one of less than 300 worldwide in 2016, according to IEEE Fellow statistics.

Additionally, Professor Shi’s elevation makes XJTLU the youngest university in China to have at least one academic staff member with IEEE fellowship.
The IEEE Fellow grade is a distinction reserved for IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

It is conferred by the institute’s board of directors to no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total voting institute membership per year.
IEEE Fellow scholars in China come from some of the country’s top universities and institutes including Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Southeast University and Tianjin University.

Professor Shi’s IEEE fellowship not only represents world-wide recognitions of his contributions to particle swarm optimisation algorithms, but also demonstrates XJTLU’s continuous and consistent efforts, over the past 10 years since its establishment in 2006, to become a research-led international university.

Professor Shi said: “I would continue to take an active part in our department and we can definitely make a bright future for this happy family. I certainly believe that more IEEE fellows will pop up in this young department full of vigor and vitality and I will readily offer my support to those who has this aspiration and determination.”。

Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Professor Eng Gee Lim offered his unreserved congratulations to Professor Shi: “Professor Shi’s recent elevation opens up a brand new page and encourages us to keep striving to thrive. I wish more can be achieved to make a better EEE department, inspired by Professor Shi’s unprecedented IEEE fellowship. ”

Professor Shi joined in XJTLU in 2008. He received a PhD degree in electrical engineering from Southeast University, China, in 1992. His main research interests include artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, and fuzzy logic systems and their industrial applications. He worked at Electronic Data Systems Corporation Indiana, in the USA, from 1998 to 2007.

He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research and is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation.

In addition, Professor Shi has co-authored a book entitled: Computational Intelligence: Concepts to Implementations together with Professor Russell C. Eberhart at Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. Professor Shun-ichi Amari, from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, called the book: “the first comprehensive textbook” on its subject.

Professor Shi also published Swarm Intelligence together with Professor Russell C. Eberhart and Dr James Kennedy, a social psychologist who works in survey methods at the US Department of Labour.

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