Andries Engelbrecht is a professor in Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also holds the position as South African Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence, and leads the Computational Intelligence Research Group at the University of Pretoria, consisting of 50 Masters and PhD students. He obtained his Masters and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Pretoria in 1994 and 1999 respectively. He has published over 130 papers in these fields in journals and international conference proceedings, and is the author of the two books, "Computational Intelligence: An Introduction" and "Fundamentals of Computational Swarm Intelligence". In addition to these, he is a co-editor of the upcoming books, "Applied Swarm Intelligence" and "Foundations on Computational Intelligence". He is very active in the international community, annually serving as a reviewer for over 20 journals and 10 conferences. He is an associate-editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Journal of Swarm Intelligence, and the recent IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games. Additionally, he serves on the editorial board of 3 other international journals, and is co-guest-editor of special issues of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and the Journal of Swarm Intelligence. He served on the international program committee and organizing committee of a number of conferences, organized special sessions, presented tutorials, and took part in panel discussions. As member of the IEEE CIS, he is a member of the Games technical committee and chair of its Swarm Intelligence for Games task force. He also serves as a member of the Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning Virtual Infrastructure Network.
His research interests include swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation, artificial neural networks, artificial immune systems, and the application of these CI paradigms to data mining, games, bioinformatics, and finance.