Yunong Zhang received a BSc. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1996, an MSc. degree from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 1999, and a PhD. degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China, in 2003. He is currently a professor at the School of Information Science and Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Yunong Zhang was supported by the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Universities in 2007, was presented the Best Paper Award of ISSCAA in 2008 and the Best Paper Award of ICAL in 2011, and was among the Highly Cited Scholars of China selected and published by Elsevier from year 2014 to year 2017. His web-page is now available at http://sdcs.sysu.edu.cn/content/2477. Dechao Chen received a BSc. degree from Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 2013. He is currently pursuing his PhD. degree in Communication and Information Systems at School of Information Science and Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, under the direction of Professor Yunong Zhang. His research interests include robotics, neuronets, and nonlinear dynamics systems. Chengxu Ye received a BSc. degree from Shanxi Normal University, Xian, China, in 1991, an MSc. degree from Qinghai Normal University, Xining, China, in 2008, and a PhD. degree from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, in 2015. He is currently a professor at School of Computer, Qinghai Normal University, Xining, China. His main research interests include machine learning, neuronets, computation and optimization. He has published over 30 scientific papers in journals and conferences.
The book is appealing for graduate students as well as academic and industrial researchers. Based on the comprehensive and systematic research of artificial neural network, especially conventional artificial neural network, the book solves the difficult problem of WASD (weights and structure determination). The book may generate curiosity and also happiness to its readers for learning more in the fields and the researches. - Professor Jinde Cao, Southeast University, Nanjing, China