Kalyanmoy Deb is Koenig Endowed Chair Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Michigan State University, USA. Prof. Deb’s research interests are in evolutionary optimization and their application in multi-criterion optimization, modeling, and machine learning. He has been working in evolutionary computation for the past 33 years and is one of the founding organizers of the EMO conference series and EMO-Dagstuhl seminar series. He has been a visiting professor at various universities including University of Skövde in Sweden, Aalto University in Finland, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and IITs in India. He was awarded IEEE Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award for his sustained work in EMO, Infosys Prize, TWAS Prize in Engineering Sciences, CajAstur Mamdani Prize, Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kharagpur, Edgeworth-Pareto award, Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences, and Bessel Research award from Germany. He is fellow of IEEE, ASME, and three Indian science and engineering academies. He has published over 545 research papers with Google Scholar citation of over 145,000 with h-index 121. He is in the editorial board on 18 major international journals. More information about his research contribution can be found from https://www.coin-lab.org.
Kaisa Miettinen is Professor of Industrial Optimization at the University of Jyvaskyla (JYU), Finland. She holds a PhD degree in mathematical information technology from JYU. Her research interests include theory, methods, applications and software of nonlinear multiobjective optimization including interactive and evolutionary approaches. She heads the Research Group on Multiobjective Optimization and is the director of the thematic research area “Decision Analytics utilizing Causal Models and Multiobjective Optimization” (DEMO) at JYU. With her group, she develops an open source software framework for interactive multiobjective optimization methods (DESDEO). She has authored about 180 refereed journal, proceedings and collection papers, edited 16 proceedings, collections and special issues and written a monograph on Nonlinear Multiobjective Optimization. She is a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Section of Science and has served as the President of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM). She belongs to the editorial boards of eight international journals and the Steering Committee of Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization. She has received the Georg Cantor Award of the International Society on MCDM for independent inquiry in developing innovative ideas in the theory and methodology of MCDM. She has worked at IIASA, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki School of Economics in Finland.