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Dr. He is currently the Robert Haas Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI). He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 1999 and 2002, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Ohio University (Athens, OH) in 2006. From 2006 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ). He is the Director of the Computational Intelligence and Self-Adaptive Systems (CISA) Laboratory. His research interests include computational intelligence, self-adaptive systems, machine learning and data mining, hardware design for machine intelligence (VLSI and FPGA), and various application fields including smart grid, sensor networks, biomedical applications, and cognitive communication networks. The long-term research goal is to advance the fundamental principles and mathematical foundations of general-purpose brain-like intelligence, develop systematical methodologies to potentially replicate certain levels of such intelligence, and demonstrate its wide applications to real-world complex problems to bring this level of intelligence closer to reality. He has published 1 research book entitled "Self-Adaptive Systems for Machine Intelligence" with Wiley (Links: Wiley or Amazon), edited 1 book entitled "Imbalanced Learning: Foundations, Algorithms, and Applications" with Wiley-IEEE (Links: Wiley or Amazon), edited 6 conference proceedings with Springer, and authored/co-authors over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, including one Cover Page Highlighted Paper in the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, one Most-Cited Paper in the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and several highly-cited papers in the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery and IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks. He has advised 14 Ph.D. students (5 graduated), 4 Master students, and many undergraduate students (including one Best Senior Design project team), and hosted 6 Visiting Scholars. His research have been covered by national and international medias such as IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo!, Providence Business News, URI Big Thinkers, URI Innovation, among others. His research projects have been funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Defense (DOD), Army Research Office (ARO), U.S. Army ARDEC, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and various industry companies. He has regularly served on the Organizing Committees and Program Committees of the international conferences in his field, ranging from Program Chair of the International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN'09) to the Program Co-Chair of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'14) and General Chair of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'14). He serves on numerous Technical Committees within IEEE and other professional societies, including the Chair of the IEEE CIS Neural Network Technical Committee (NNTC) (2013 and 2014), Chair of the IEEE CIS Emergent Technology Technical Committee (ETTC) (2015), Vice Chair of the IEEE CIS ADPRL TC, Vice Chair of the Computational Intelligence in Smart Grid Task Force, IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, among others. He has delivered numerous Keynotes and invited talks at various universities and organizations around the world. He served as the Co Founding-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent Learning Systems and Applications, as well as a Guest Editor and Editorial Board member for many international journals. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and IEEE Computational Intelligene Magazine.