Professor Seyedali (Ali) Mirjalili is internationally recognized for his advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and optimization, including the first set of SI techniques from a synthetic intelligence standpoint – a radical departure from how natural systems are typically understood – and a systematic design framework to reliably benchmark, evaluate, and propose computationally cheap robust optimization algorithms. Prof. Mirjalili has published over 150 journal articles, many in high-impact journals, with one paper having over 4000 citations – the most cited paper in the Elsevier Advances in Engineering Software journal. In addition, he has more than five books, 30 book chapters, and 15 conference papers.
Prof. Mirjalili has over 50,000 citations in total with an H-index of 80. From Google Scholar metrics, he is globally one of the most-cited researchers in Artificial Intelligence. As the most cited researcher in Robust Optimization, he is in the list of 1% highly-cited researchers and named as one of the most influential researchers in AI by the world by Web of Science.
Ali is a senior member of IEEE and an associate editor of several journals including IEEE Access, Applied Soft Computing, Advances in Engineering Software, and Applied Intelligence. His research interests include Robust Optimization, Engineering Optimization, Multi-objective Optimization, Swarm Intelligence, Evolutionary Algorithms, and Artificial Neural Networks. He is working on the application of multi-objective and robust meta-heuristic optimization techniques as well.
In addition to his excellent research outputs, Prof. Ali has been a teacher for over 15 years and a Udemy instructor for more than three years. He has 10,000+ students, and the majority of his courses have been highly ranked by both Udemy and students. He is the only Udemy instructor in the list of top 1% highly-cited researchers.