Keynote Speakers of ISMSI2018 



Prof. Andries Engelbrecht

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Biography: Andries Engelbrecht received the Masters and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1994 and 1999 respectively. He is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, and serves as Head of the department. He also holds the position of South African Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence. His research interests include swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation, artificial neural networks, artificial immune systems, and the application of these Computational Intelligence paradigms to data mining, games, bioinformatics, finance, and difficult optimization problems. He is author of two books, Computational Intelligence: An Introduction and Fundamentals of Computational Swarm Intelligence, and has published over 230 articles in Computational Intelligence. He holds an A-rating from the South African National Research Foundation.
Prof Engelbrecht is very active in the international community, annually serving as reviewer for over 20 journals and 10 conferences. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, and the Swarm Intelligence Journal. He served on the international program committee and organizing committee of a number of conferences, organized special sessions, presented tutorials, and took part in panel discussions. He was the founding chair of the South African chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is a member of the Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee and the Neural Networks Technical Committee, and serves as member of a number of task forces.