Post-doc Research Fellow
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
luzhichaocn [at]

Zhichao Lu is currently a post-doctoral research fellow with the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. He received the B.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michigan State University, USA, in 2014 and 2020. During Ph.D study, he was a member in the COIN Laboratory, under the supervision of Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb, and collaborated closely with Prof. Vishnu Boddeti, Prof. Erik Goodman, and Prof. Wolfgang Banzhaf.

His main research interest is Computational Intelligence based learning, modeling, and optimization, notably evolutionary multi-objective optimization, automated machine learning, and in particular evolutionary neural architecture search.

Research Grants
  • 2022/04 - 2024/04: Shenzhen Science and Technology Program (Postdoc Start-up), PI
  • 2022/01 - 2023/12: National Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth Program), PI
  • 2021/06 - 2022/10: China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (General Program), PI
Honors and Awards
Professional Experience
Southern University of Science and Technology
Post-doc Research Fellow
10/2020 - present
Evolutionary machine learning, neural architecture search.
Siemens PLM Software
Research Scientist (Intern)
05/2018 - 08/2018
Algorithm developer for large-scale combinatorial optimization.
Dow Chemical Company
Graduate Research Assistant
2016 - 2017
Researcher under a Dow-MSU Alliance Project (MRIVCC) with the focus on supply-chain management.
Michigan State University
Research Assistant
12/2013 - 08/2014
Handling variable and parameter uncertainty in evolutionary bi-level optimization.
Doctor of Philosophy
Michigan State University
08/2014 - 8/2020
Engineering and Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science
Michigan State University
09/2009 - 12/2013
Engineering and Computer Engineering