- Biography H. Handa received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Osaka Kyoiku University in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He was a Ph.D candidate at Kyoto University from 1996. In 1998, he joined Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University. He was an associate professor at Kindai Univerisy from 2012. From 2019 in the end of Heisei Era, he is a professor of Informatics at Kindai University. He received his Ph.D degree (Informatics) from Kyoto University in 2001. From 2004 to 2005, he was a visiting research fellow of Centre of Excellence on Computational Intelligence and its Application (CERCIA) at the University of Birmingham, U.K. From 2006 to 2011, he has been an honorary research fellow of CERCIA, the University of Birmingham. He received the ACM GECCO 2009 Best Paper Award and the 2009 JSAI Incentive Award. He was 2014 IEEE CEC Technical Co-Chair, 2015 IEEE CEC Workshop Chair, 2017 SEAL Publicity Chair, 2018 ACM GECCO Local Chair, and so on. He was a member of the Program Committee of GECCO 1999-2019, CEC 2005-2016, PPSN IX-XIV, and so on.