Honours/Awards

  1. Best Poster Award Runner-up, Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AJCAI), 2023
  2. Humies SILVER Award, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), 2023 (Prize: $2000 USD)
  3. Best Paper Award, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), 2023
  4. ACM SIGEVO Best Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, 2022 (Prize: $1000 USD)
  5. Best Paper Award, European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP), 2022
  6. Victorias Award for Research Excellence, 2021 (Prize: $1500 NZD)
  7. Popular Paper Recognition (2 papers), IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 2021 (top 50 most frequently accessed papers in the journal)
  8. Popular Paper Recognition (1 paper), IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2021 (top 50 most frequently accessed papers in the journal)
  9. Best Paper Runner-Up Award, Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2018 (Prize: $200 NZD)
  10. Recognition of Organising the IEEE Postgraduate Symposium, IEEE New Zealand Central Section, 2020
  11. Faculty Strategic Research Grant ($3000 NZD), Victoria University of Wellington, 2019
  12. Recognition of Presentation in IEEE Postgraduate Symposium, IEEE New Zealand Central Section, 2019
  13. PGSA Academic Conference Grant ($500 NZD), Victoria University of Wellington, 2019
  14. GECCO Student Travel Grant ($700 USD), Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), 2019
  15. Recognition of Presentation in IEEE Postgraduate Symposium, IEEE New Zealand Central Section, 2018
  16. Faculty Strategic Research Grant ($3000 NZD), Victoria University of Wellington, 2018
  17. Oversea PhD scholarship, China Scholarship Council (CSC), 2017-2021
  18. Distinguished Graduate of Shenzhen University (M.Sc.), 2017
  19. National Scholarship for Postgraduate Students, 2016 (It is currently the highest-level scholarship for the master students in China)
  20. Shenzhen University Tecent Founder Scholarship, Tecent, 2015 (only two in the college of management)
  21. First Prize of Challenging Cup for Students Extracurricular Academic & Scientific Technology Competition (as a leader), Shenzhen University, 2016
  22. Third Prize of the 4th Li Yan Management sub-forum Competition, Shenzhen University, 2016
  23. Distinguished Graduate of Shenzhen University, 2014
  24. Bronze Award of China (Ningbo) College Students Entrepreneurship Competition, South China (Shenzhen) Division, 2016
  25. Outstanding Volunteer of Shenzhen Public Welfare Undertakings, 2016
  26. Outstanding Worker of S.F. Express Company as Intern, 2014
  27. Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the 26th Summer Universiade Shenzhen Event, 2011
  28. Certificate of Completion for Professional Development Offered by Oracle Academy, 2011