# News Archive

2018

• [Nov. 18, 2018] We are pleased to release a MATLAB script for sampling PF points of DC-DTLZ problems. You can use it in your IGD calculation. Please feel free to use it and let us know if you find any problems.

• [Nov. 17, 2018] You are warmly welcome to submit your recent paper to the special session on Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization based on Decomposition hosted in CEC 2019. More detailed information can be found from here. The submission deadline is around the middle of January in 2019.

• [Nov. 12, 2018] Two papers have been accepted for oral presentation in EMO 2019. Congratulations and see you in East Lansing!

• [Oct. 24, 2018] Our paper about interactive evolutionary multi-objective optimisation has been accepted to IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems. Congratulations!

• [Oct. 9, 2018] Our paper about evolutionary optimisation of multi-Tenant cloud service composition has been accepted to ICPADS 2018. Congratulations!

• [Sep. 20, 2018] Grateful to receive a award from North-European Associated Team Project between Inria Lille Nord Europe and University of Exeter.

• [Sep. 16, 2018] The deadline for EMO 2019 is postponed to 7 October 2018. Please do not hesitate to submit your paper to EMO and to celebrate the 10th birthday of this EMO party. See you in Michigan!

• [Sep. 11, 2018] Our paper about adversarial decomposition has been fully accepted by IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics (TCYB). Congratulations!

• [Aug. 30, 2018] We are pleased to release the source code of C-TAEA, the constrained EMO algorithms developed in our recent paper. Please feel free to download this code for your experimental purpose. Bug reports are more than welcome.

• [Aug. 5, 2018] The slides of our tutorial on decomposition multi-objective optimisation has been updated and you can find it from here].

• [Aug. 3, 2018] Finally, our paper about learning to decompose has been fully accepted by IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation (TEVC). Congratulations!

• [Jul. 20, 2018] Mengyuan has secured an offer as a research scientist in Huawei. Well done and congratulations! All the very best wishes to your career in industry!

• [Jul. 14, 2018] After a minor fix, our paper about preference incorporation in MOEA/D has been finally accepted by IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics (TCYB). Congratulations!

• [Jun. 19, 2018] Our paper about constrained multi-objective optimisation has been accepted by IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation (TEVC). Congratulations!

• [Jun. 11, 2018] Our paper about learning to decompose has been conditionally accepted by IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation (TEVC) subjected to some minor justifications. Congratulations!

• [Jun. 5, 2018] Our paper about preference incorporation in MOEA/D has been conditionally accepted by IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics (TCYB) subjected to a length issue. Congratulations!

• [Apr. 3, 2018] Our paper about self-adaptive software configuration has been accepted by ACM Trans. on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM). Congratulations!

• [Mar. 29, 2018] We very welcome Mr. Dongya Wang who joins us for his PhD.

• [Mar. 21, 2018] Grateful to receive a Royal Society award.

• [Mar. 9, 2018] Mengyuan has successfully passed his viva with a minor revision. Congratulations to Mengyuan, well done! All the very best wishes to your future career!

• [Mar. 5, 2018] We are collaborating with the researchers from INRIA (France) to organise the 1st Workshop on Decomposition Techniques in Evolutionary Optimization (DTEO) at GECCO 2018. The submission deadline is March 27, 2018. Please consider submitting your best work to this workshop!

• [Mar. 1, 2018] We very welcome Mr. Savas Yuec who joins us for his PhD.

• [Jan. 3, 2018] We plan to change the name of group to Computational Optimization for Learning and Adaptive Systems Laboratory since 2018. The main theme of our lab lies in the intersection between computational optimization and machine learning. More descriptions on the on-going projects will be online soon.

2017

• [Dec. 5, 2017] We are glad to announce that our tutorial proposal about “Decomposition Multi-Objective Optimization: Current Developments and Future Opportunities” has been approved by GECCO-2018. See you in Kyoto!

• [Nov. 22, 2017] We have released the source code for our paper “Dynamic Multi-Objectives Optimization with a Changing Number of Objectives”. It is developed and tested under a Unix environment by using CLion as the IDE. Some minor modifications, especially on the folder address, are required if you want to use it under a windows environment.

• [Nov. 17, 2017] Our paper “An Evolutionary Many-Objective Optimization Algorithm Based on Dominance and Decomposition” has been classified as an ESI highly cited paper. Congratulations!

• [Nov. 6, 2017] There are two EPSRC DTP funded PhD studentships (UK/EU only) available for open competition in my group. Please find more details from here. If you have interests in any of them, please do feel free to chat with me about details.

• [Oct. 23, 2017] I will serve as an associate editor for the Journal Machine Leaning and Cybernetics (IF=1.699) since this year. Thanks a lot for Prof. Xizhao Wang's invitation. Please feel free to submit your excellent work to this journal in future.

• [Sep. 3, 2017] A new Github repository has been built for releasing the Java source codes of some Dr. Ke Li's publications. Please feel free to download and compare with them in your empirical studies. Please feel free to contact us when having any problem.

• [Aug. 25, 2017] The MATLAB script for calculating the R-metric (our recent TEVC paper) has been uploaded. Please feel free to download and enjoy it.

• [Aug. 22, 2017] Our recent paper “Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization Based Multimodal Optimization: Fitness Landscape Approximation and Peak Detection” has been accepted to IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation. Congratulations!

• [Jul. 29, 2017] Our recent paper “R-Metric: Evaluating the Performance of Preference-Based Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization Using Reference Points” has been accepted to IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation. Congratulations!

• [Jul. 3, 2017] Warm welcome Mengyuan and Nan who join us for a couple of months!

• [May. 19, 2017] We official launch this CODA group website from today. The previous website at Birmingham will not be maintained and updated any longer. Please stay tuned here for our state-of-the-art work!

• [Apr. 1, 2017] Warm welcome to Joseph Billingsley for joining us! Joe worked with Dr. Ke Li for his undergraduate final year project. A very cool stuff for estimating software project efforts.

• [Mar. 20, 2017] Our recent paper “Adaptive Weights Generation for Decomposition-Based Multi-Objective Optimization Using Gaussian Process Regression” has been accepted to GECCO 2017. Congratulations!

• [Feb. 23, 2017] Our recently proposed Task Force on Decomposition-based Techniques in Evolutionary Computation has been approved by the IEEE Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee. Congratulations! Dr. Ke Li is the founding chair of this task force. It aims at promoting the research on decomposition-based techniques for single, multi- and many-objective optimization using evolutionary methods.

• [Jan. 31, 2017] Our recent paper “Dynamic Multi-Objectives Optimization with a Changing Number of Objectives” has been accepted to IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation. Congratulations!

• [Jan. 7, 2017] Our recent paper “Matching-Based Selection with Incomplete Lists for Decomposition Multi-Objective Optimization” has been accepted to IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation. Congratulations!

2016

• [Dec. 2, 2016] Our recent paper “Empirical Investigations of Reference Point Based Methods When Facing a Massively Large Number of Objectives: First Results” has been accepted for presentation to EMO 2017. Congratulations!

• [Nov. 26, 2016] I have moved to the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Data Analytics. This website might not be maintained any longer. I will build my own Computational Optimization and Data Analytics (CODA) group later. Please find my new website later.

• [Oct. 25, 2016] One PhD studentship is available in my group at Exeter. This studentship belongs to the EPSRC DTP grant, so only UK/EU student is eligible for this application. More detailed information can be found from here.

• [Oct. 12, 2016] Our recent paper “Efficient Non-domination Level Update Method for Steady-State Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization” has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. Congratulations!

• [Sep. 1, 2016] I decide to post my latest research work, in the form of technical report, onto arXiv. They are usually submitted for the possible publication. I believe this is a good practise to timely share my progress to the state-of-the-art. You can find my arXiv repository from here.

• [Aug. 13, 2016] I will join the University of Exeter as the Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Data Analytics this December. I may have one fully funded PhD studentship as the start up. Highly motivated students are welcome to contact me for more details.

• [May. 30, 2016] Our recent paper “Variable Interactions in Multi-Objective Optimization Problems” has been accepted for presentation to PPSN 2016. Congratulations!

• [Apr. 25, 2016] Thanks very much for Leandro's invitation and I have given a webinar for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) this afternoon, here is the information about this talk.

• [Apr. 13, 2016] Thanks very much for Prof. Yaochu Jin's invitation and generous accommodation. I had a wonderful trip at the University of Surrey and his NICE group.

• [Jan. 17, 2016] We are happy to release our ENLU work which has been submitted for publication. You can figure out what is ENLU from here, and you would like to try out the source code from my Github.

• [Jan. 7, 2016] The script of Pareto-optimal point sampling method has been updated where some bugs have been fixed. You can clone it from my Github, and please do feel free to let me know in case you find any further bug therein. And it is always welcome if you also want to join me to further develop this script.

• [Jan. 1, 2016] I decide to publish the source codes of my publications in Github. However, starting up such a movement project is not as simple as set up a Github account :) Now, my Github repository is kind of empty, I will finish this movement in an incremental manner.

2015

• [Nov. 6, 2015] I have moved my homepage to this Birmingham's domain, while the previous CityU's homepage will not be maintained any long and will be expired by the end of this year. Please update your address book to update my latest reserach!

• [Oct. 31, 2015] We have incorporated the source codes of C-MOEA/DD for handling constrained optimization problems into the source code file of MOEA/DD. It also contains the constrained optimization problems used in our paper.

• [Oct. 21, 2015] Due to a large volume of inquiries about the Pareto-optimal point sampling method for IGD evaluation in our recent TEVC paper, we decide to release the MATLAB script for this purpose. Please feel free to let me know if you meet any problem on it.

• [Oct. 16, 2015] I have been invited to serve as a PC member of EMO session in 2016 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO’16).

• [Oct. 12, 2015] We are please to host a special issue about “Recent Advances in Semantic Computing and Personalization” on Neurocompting journal. The submission deadline is February 1, 2016, more information can be found here. You are very welcome to submit your great work to this special issue!

• [Jun. 11, 2015] A new version of our stable matching based selection has been accepted for oral presentation to SMC 2015. Mengyuan will presents our work in Hong Kong.

• [Mar. 31, 2015] The submission deadline for the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2015) has been extended to April 15. Please submit your current innovative results to it and have a festival at Hong Kong this October.

• [Mar. 2, 2015] Our recent paper “A Dual Population Paradigm for Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization” has been accepted to Information Sciences. Congratulations!

• [Feb. 25, 2015] Our recent paper “Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization With Hybrid Selection Principles” has been accepted for oral presentation to CEC 2015. Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb will presents our work in Japan.

• [Feb. 25, 2015] I have been invited as the PC member for the 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing & Machine Intelligence (ISCMI 2015).

• [Feb. 24, 2015] I have accepted an offer from University of Birmingham, and will join Prof. Xin Yao's group as a research fellow this August.

• [Jan. 6, 2015] I have been invited as the PC member for 2015 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2015) and IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2015).

2014

• [Nov. 4, 2014] Our recent paper “An Evolutionary Many-Objective Optimization Algorithm Based on Dominance and Decomposition” has been accepted to IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computation. Congratulations!

• [Oct. 15, 2014] Our recent paper “Interrelationship-based Selection for Decomposition Multiobjective Optimization” has been accepted to IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics. Congratulations!

• [Spe. 4, 2014] I join Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb's COIN lab in Michigan State University as a postdoctoral researcher.

• [Aug. 1, 2014] I have left City University of Hong Kong and will join Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb's COIN lab in Michigan State University as a postdoctoral researcher soon. Thanks Prof. Qingfu Zhang and Prof. Sam Kwong, and all those amazing guys for these memorable four years in Hong Kong. My contact information will be updated later.

• [Jun. 26, 2014] I have successfully defended my thesis. Thanks everyone during these memorable years. Congratulations!

• [May 22, 2014] Our paper “Adaptive Operator Selection with Bandits for Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm Based on Decomposition” has been Top 25 popular article of IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computation since its publication in Feburary, 2014.

• [May 19, 2014] We are pleased to release the source codes (including both JAVA and MATLAB versions) of our stable matching paper. Researchers are welcome to download them for further studies (please kindly let me know your institutions and purposes via email).

• [Apr. 19, 2014] Fully funded PhD positions are available in our group, successful applicants will be under the supervision of Prof. Sam Kwong! Strong candidates are always welcome to contact directly with Prof. Sam Kwong.

• [Mar. 7, 2014] Our recent paper “A general framework for evolutionary multiobjective optimization via manifold learning” has been accepted to Neurocomputing. Congratulations!

2013

• [Dec. 17, 2013] I am visiting Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb's lab in Michigan State University for three months, from 18/12/2013 to 17/03/2014.

• [Nov. 21, 2013] Fully funded PhD positions are available in our group, successful applicants will be under the supervision of Prof. Qingfu Zhang! More detailed information can be found here.

• [Nov. 19, 2013] Our recent paper “Stable matching based selection in evolutionary multiobjective optimization” has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. Congratulations!

• [Nov. 13, 2013] I have been invited as a EMO PC member in Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2014).

• [Sep. 11, 2013] Our joint paper “Evolutionary algorithms with segment-based search for multiobjective optimization problems” has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. Congratulations!

• [Aug. 15, 2013] We are pleased to announce that a special issue on Bridging Machine Learning and Evolutionary Computation has been arranged in Neurocomputing Journal! We are looking forward your high quality work