Xin-She Yang obtained his D.Phil. in applied mathematics from the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. He then worked at Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, and National Physical Laboratory, UK, as a Senior Research Scientist. Now he is a Reader at Middlesex University (London, UK), an Adjunct Professor at Reykjavik University (Reykjavík, Iceland), and a Guest Professor at Xi'an Polytechnic University, Shandong University, and Harbin Engineering University. He is also the Director of International Consortium for Optimization and Modelling in Science and Industry (iCOMSI), the IEEE CIS Chair for the Task Force on Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management, and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation (IJMMNO). As the developer of cuckoo search, firefly algorithm, and bat algorithm, Yang has given invited talks at many international conferences and universities. He also edited many special issues for international journals. He has authored/edited 15 books with more than 200 publications.
Biography Updated on 22 June 2014