Dr. Maoguo Gong received the B. Eng degree and Ph.D. degree from Xidian University. Since 2006, he has been a teacher of Xidian University. He was promoted to associate professor and full professor in 2008 and 2010, respectively, both with exceptive admission.

Gong’s research interests are broadly in the area of computational intelligence, with applications to optimization, learning, data mining and image understanding. He has published over one hundred papers in journals and conferences, and holds over twenty granted patents as the first inventor. He is leading or has completed over ten projects as the Principle Investigator, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Key Research and Development Program of China, and others. He was the recipient of the prestigious National Program for Support of the Leading Innovative Talents (selected by the Central Organization Department of China), the Leading Innovative Talent in the Science and Technology (selected by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China), the Excellent Young Scientist Foundation (selected by the National Natural Science Foundation of China), the New Century Excellent Talent in University (selected by the Ministry of Education of China), the Young Teacher Award by the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, and the National Natural Science Award of China.

He is the Executive Committee Member of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, Senior Member of IEEE and Chinese Computer Federation, Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member for over five journals including the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.