Qingfu Zhang (M'01-SM'06) received the BSc in mathematics from Shanxi University, China in 1984, the MSc in applied mathematics and the PhD in information engineering from Xidian University, China, in 1991 and 1994, respectively.
He is currently a Professor with the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK. From 1994 to 2000, he was with the National Laboratory of Parallel Processing and Computing, National University of Defence Science and Technology, China, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, the German National Research Centre for Information Technology (now Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany), and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, U.K. He holds two patents and is the author of many research publications. His main research interests include evolutionary computation, optimization, neural networks, data analysis, and their applications.
Dr. Zhang is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part B. He is also an Editorial Board Member of three other international journals. MOEA/D, a multobjevitve optimization algorithm developed in his group, won the Unconstrained Multiobjective Optimization Algorithm Competition at the Congress of Evolutionary Computation 2009, and was awarded the 2010 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award. He was a BT short-term research fellow and is an advisory member of Reative Search s.r.l.
His main research interests include evolutionary computation, optimization, neural networks, data analysis, and their applications.