Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb

Kalyanmoy Deb is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and is also an Adjunct Professor at the Business Technology Department in the Aalto University in Finland and a visiting professor at the University of Skovde, Sweden. Prof. Deb received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in India in 1985. He received his master's and PhD degrees in Engineering Mechanics from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA in 1989 and 1991, respectively. His main research interests are in evolutionary optimization algorithms and their application in optimization and machine learning. He is largely known for his seminal research in developing and applying Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization. He was awarded the prestigious 'Edgeworth-Pareto' award in 2008, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences in 2005, `Thomson Citation Laureate Award' from Thompson Reuters for having the highest number of citations in Computer Science in India. His 2002 IEEE-TEC NSGA-II paper is now judged as the Most Highly Cited paper and a Current Classic by Thomson Reuters having more than 2,500 citations. He is a fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), and International Society of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ISGEC). He has received Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research award from Humboldt Foundation in 2003. He has written two text books on optimization and more than 280 international journal and conference research papers. He is in the editorial board on 18 major international journals. More information about his research can be found from