Honors and Awards



During his academic career, Prof. Coello has received a number of honors and awards, which are classified in several categories below.

Awards

  1. Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello and his co-authors (Dr. Oliver Schütze, Dr. Adriana Lara López and Xavier Esquivel) of the paper entitled "Using the Averaged Hausdorff Distance as a Performance Measure in Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization", received the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award for 2012 (bestowed in 2015). The award was delivered during the 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, on May 27th, 2015 in Sendai, Japan.

  2. Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello received one of the Cátedras Marcos Moshinsky 2013-2014 (Marcos Moshinsky Honorary Lectureships) in the area of Mathematics with the project New Algorithms for Large Scale Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization.

  3. Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello and his co-authors (Dr. Adriana Lara López, Dr. Oliver Schütze and Dr. Gustavo Sánchez) of the paper entitled "HCS: A New Local Search Strategy for Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms", received the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award for 2010 (bestowed in 2013). This is the first time that Latin American authors receive this important award, granted to the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation during the year 2010. The award was delivered during the 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, at the awards banquet which took place on June 22nd, 2013 in Cancún, México.

  4. Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello is the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, "for pioneering contributions to single- and multiobjective optimization techniques using bioinspired metaheuristics". This award is given for outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications. Dr. Coello is the first Latin American to receive this award, since its inception in 2002. The award was delivered during the 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, at the awards banquet which took place on June 22nd, 2013 in Cancún, México. More information about this award can be found here.

  5. Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello obtained the National Award to the Socio-Humanistic, Scientific and Technological Research UASLP 2012 from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México. The award was delivered on December 11th, 2012 in a ceremony held at Centro Cultural Universitario Bicentenario of the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí.

  6. Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello received the 2012 National Medal of Science and Arts in the area of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. This is the most important award that a mexican scientist can obtain in his/her country, and is granted by the President of Mexico. This is only the second time (since 1945) in which a computer scientist receives this award and Dr. Coello is the first to obtain it in "exact sciences". The award was delivered by the President of Mexico in November 27th, 2012. Some pictures of the event as well as some press notes (in Spanish) can be found here.

  7. In October 2012, Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello received the Scopus Award Mexico 2012 in Engineering, from Elsevier and the Mexican Council for Science and Technology. This award is granted for having the highest number of publications and citations in the area, in the last 5 years. Dr. Coello is the first mexican computer scientist to receive this award, since its inception, in 2007. The full list of recipients, as well as some photos about the awards banquet can be seen here (in Spanish).

  8. In November 2011, Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello received the Ciudad Capital: Heberto Castillo 2011 Award in Basic Science, in the category of scientists who are 45 years old or less. This award is granted by the government of Mexico City upon the recommendation of the Institute of Science and Tecnology of Mexico City.

  9. Since January 2011, Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello is IEEE Fellow for contributions to multi-objective optimization and constraint-handling techniques. Being a Fellow is the highest distinction granted by the IEEE to its members. No more than one tenth of the 1% of its voting members can obtain this distinction each year.

  10. In October, 2010, Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello received the Medal to the Scientific Merit granted by Mexico City's congress.

  11. Arturo Rosenblueth PhD Thesis Award 2009 granted to Dr. Luis Vicente Santana-Quintero (Dr. Coello was his thesis advisor) in the area of Technology and Engineering Sciences in November, 2009. This is an award granted by CINVESTAV-IPN to the best PhD thesis from this institution. The award is granted each year in four areas and consists of a diploma (for both, the PhD student and his/her thesis advisor) and a check (only for the PhD student). Luis is the first PhD graduate of the Computer Science Department at CINVESTAV-IPN in receiving this important award.

  12. Best Paper Award at the international conference Artificial Evolution 2009 (EA' 2009), held in Strasbourg, France, in October, 2009.

  13. Best Paper Award from the Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization track at the 2008 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO'2008), held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in July, 2008.

  14. 2007 National Research Award in the area of exact sciences. This award is granted by the Mexican Academy of Science to researchers under the age of 40 who have shown an outstanding performance, and is the second most prestigious scientific award granted in Mexico. The award was delivered to Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello by the President of Mexico in October 22nd, 2007. Some pictures of the event as well as some press notes (in Spanish) can be found here.

  15. Best Paper Award from the Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization track at the 2007 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO'2007), held in London, UK, in July, 2007.

  16. Diario de México medal (presidential award) for being one of the best undergraduate students in México, 1990.

  17. First Runner-Up in the category Theoretical Developments in Computational Intelligence Award at the international conference Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE'2005), St Louis Missouri, USA, November 2005.

  18. First Runner-Up in the category Theoretical Developments in Computational Intelligence Award at the international conference Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE'2003), St Louis Missouri, USA, November 2003.

  19. Best Paper Award in the category Novel Smart Engineering System Design Award at the Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering Conference (ANNIE'2001), St Louis Missouri, USA, November 2001.

  20. Diploma granted by the Association of Civil Engineers of Chiapas for being the best undergraduate of the class 1985-1990.


Memberships to Societies and Boards

  1. Scientific Advisor of the company Complexica, Adelaide, Australia, since 2015.

  2. Fellow of the IEEE (Computational Intelligence Society) since 2011.

  3. Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, since 2004.

  4. Member of the Council of the Hispanic-American Fuzzy Systems Association (HAFSA), since 2004.

  5. Member of the Council of Authors of the International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, since 2003.

  6. Member of the Mexican Academy of Science (since 2002).

  7. Member of the Advisory Board of the Mexican Council of Science and Technology, 2000-2002.

  8. Member of the National System of Researchers (as a Level 3 Researcher) (since 2005).

  9. Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon(UPE) for academic merit, 1991-1995.


Keynote and Invited Speeches

  1. Keynote speaker at the 2016 Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE'2016), Raleight, North Carolina, USA, 8-10 October, 2016.

  2. Keynote speaker at the International IOSO Users Conference, Moscow, Russia, 10-13 July, 2016.

  3. Plenary speaker at the 10th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics (HM 2016), Plymouth, UK, 8-10 June 2016.

  4. Invited speaker at the IEEE CIS 2015 Summer School on Multi-Objective Optimization and Decision Making, Hefei, China, July 2015.

  5. Keynote speaker at the international conference EVOLVE 2015, Iasi, Romania, June 2015.

  6. Plenary speaker at the 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2015), Sendai, Japan, May 2015.

  7. Keynote speaker at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC14), Miami, Florida, USA, April 2014.

  8. Invited speaker at the Third International Symposium on Computing in Science and Engineering (ISCSE 2013), Izmir, Turkey, October 2013.

  9. Plenary speaker at the Tenth International Conference on Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems (EUROGEN 2013), La Palma de Gran Canaria, Spain, October 2013.

  10. Invited speaker at the Universidad Autónoma del Caribe, in Barranquilla, Colombia, sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Regional Ambassador Program, November 2012.

  11. Plenary speaker at the Third International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2012), Shenzhen, China, 17--20 June, 2012.

  12. Plenary speaker at the 2011 Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing Conference (SEMCCO'2011), Visakhapatnam, India, December 2011.

  13. Invited speaker (under the Distinguished Visitor Program from the IEEE Computer Society) at the Universidad del Valle, La Paz, Bolivia, September 6th, 2011.

  14. Keynote speaker at the International Conference on Computer Science, Communication & Information Technology, Nanded, India, 9--11 January, 2010.

  15. Plenary speaker at the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA'09), Pisa, Italy, December 2009.

  16. Invited speaker at the Multiobjective Optimisation Workshop, organized by CSIRO Energy Technology, Newcastle, Australia, September 2009.

  17. Invited speaker at the 2nd International Seminar on New Issues in Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Colmenarejo, Spain, February 2009.

  18. Plenary speaker at the VI IEEE Latin-American Summer School on Computational Intelligence, Santiago, Chile, December 2008.

  19. Plenary speaker at the International Conference on Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm in Materials Science and Engineering (NGMS'2008), Kolkata, India, January 9--11, 2008.

  20. Keynote speaker at the 7th Encuentro Internacional de Ciencias de la Computación (ENC'2006), San Luis Potosí, México, 18--22 September, 2006.

  21. Invited speaker at the 2006 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2006), Vancouver, Canada, 16--21 July, 2006.

  22. Keynote speaker at the Seventh International Conference on Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture (ACDM'2006), Bristol, UK, 25--27 April, 2006.

  23. Invited speaker at the Microsoft Research Academic Summit Guadalajara 2006, Guadalajara, México, 17--19 May, 2006.

  24. Invited speaker at the Seminar on New Trends on Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing, Granada, Spain, 16--17 February, 2006.

  25. Keynote speaker at the Fifth International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'2005), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 6--9 November, 2005.

  26. Invited speaker at the International Seminar on Computational Intelligence 2005, Mexico City, México, 17--18 October, 2005.

  27. Keynote speaker at the XI ELAVIO (XI Latin American Summer Workshop on Operations Research), Villa de Leyva, Colombia, 25--29 July, 2005.

  28. Keynote speaker at the 8th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS'2005), Salt Lake, Utah, USA, 21--26 July, 2005.

  29. Keynote speaker at the International Workshop on Biometric Technologies: Forum on Modeling and Simulation in Biometric Technology--BT 2004, Calgary, Canada, June 22-23, 2004.

  30. Keynote speaker at the Seventh Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, September 23rd to October 4th, 2002.

  31. Keynote speaker at the Primer Congreso Español de Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados (AEB'02), Mérida, España, 8--10 February, 2002.

  32. Invited speaker at the University of Valparaíso (Chile), 2002.


Tutorial Speaker

  1. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2016 (Denver, Colorado, USA).

  2. Tutorial speaker at WCCI'2016 (Vancouver, Canada).

  3. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2015 (Madrid, Spain).

  4. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2014 (Vancouver, Canada).

  5. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2013 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

  6. Tutorial speaker at The Pyrenees International Workshop and Summer School on Statistics, Probability and Operations Research (SPO 2009) (Jaca, Spain).

  7. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2009 (Montreal, Canada).

  8. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2008 (Atlanta, Georgia, USA).

  9. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2007 (London, UK).

  10. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2006 (Seattle, Washington, USA).

  11. Tutorial speaker at ISSADS'2005 (Guadalajara, México).

  12. Tutorial speaker at HIS'2005 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

  13. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2005 (Washington DC, USA).

  14. Tutorial speaker at CEC'2005 (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK).

  15. Tutorial speaker at CEC'2004 (Portland, Oregon, USA).

  16. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2003 (Chicago, Illinois, USA).

  17. Tutorial speaker at GECCO'2002 (New York, New York, USA).

  18. Tutorial speaker at SIS'2003 (Indianapolis, USA).

  19. Tutorial speaker at PPSN'2002 (Granada, Spain).

  20. Tutorial speaker at the First International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO'2001), Zurich, Switzerland, 2001.



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