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Complexica Chief Scientist Honoured with IEEE Lifetime Achievement Award for Artificial Intelligence Research

15 February 2019

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for optimising sales, marketing, & supply chain decisions, announced today that the company's Chief Scientist - Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz - has been named recipient of the prestigious 2019 IEEE Pioneer Award for Evolutionary Computation research. He has published more than 300 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals during the past 30 years, along with many books, including the monograph Genetic Algorithms + Data Structures = Evolution Programs, which was translated into many languages and cited more than 20,000 times in other journals, books, and scientific publications. Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz is one the world's most cited scientists in the area of Evolutionary Computation, according to Google Scholar, with more than 50,000 scientific citations.

"Prof. Zbigniew Michalewicz played a pivotal role in studying how to effectively apply evolutionary computation methods to solving challenging real-world optimization problems. His numerous early papers on constrained optimization drew considerable attention and contributed enormously to bridging the gaps between academic research and practical problem solving," said IEEE Fellow Professor Leszek Rutkowski. "By any standard,  Prof. Zbigniew Michalewicz’s achievements in scientific research, as well as in solving problems of practical relevance, are extraordinary."

Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz received this Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Polish Academy of Science, and his Doctor of Science (Habilitation) degree in Computer Science from the Polish Academy of Science. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, data mining, predictive modelling, optimisation, logistics, big-data analytics, genetic algorithms, neural networks, fuzzy logic, and optimization. In December 2013, the President of Poland, Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, awarded Zbigniew the Order of the Rebirth of Polish Polonia Restituta, which is the second highest Polish state award for a civilian (after the Order of the White Eagle ). Most recently, Zbigniew was named winner of the 2018 Science Excellence Awards in the category of STEM Professional (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and Complexica was named winner of the 2018 Australian Innovation of the Year award.

"It is a great honour to receive the IEEE Pioneer Award for Evolutionary Computation research, and I am humbled by the recognition," said Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz. "I have spent my working life working on Evolutionary Algorithms, pursuing new research findings as well as practical commercial applications of the technology across various industries. This branch of Artificial Intelligence research has been my passion over years, and working with Complexica's machine learning and data science team, as well as our scientific advisors, I look forward to continuing my research and contribution to the field."  

The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The organisation has more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries, and is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. For more information on the IEEE, please visit: https://www.ieee.org 

The IEEE  Pioneer award recognizes significant contributions to early concepts and sustained developments in the field of evolutionary computation. This award recognizes two types of pioneering contributions: (1) fundamental understanding and (2) engineering application. This award is considered annually, and given to an individual who has contributed to the advancement of theory, technologies, and/or applications of evolutionary computation by inventing new technologies, creating innovative technical developments, implementing new products, or managing innovative product design or production processes. For more information on the IEEE Pioneer Award for Evolutionary Computation, please click here 

Please also visit the following article: https://www.electronicsonline.net.au/content/business/news/leading-ai-researcher-receives-ieee-award-939004302#axzz5h6VtODxt 

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