Jinde Cao is an Endowed Chair Professor, the Dean of School of Mathematics and the Director of the Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences at Southeast University. From March 1989 to May 2000, he was with the Yunnan University. In May 2000, he joined the School of Mathematics, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. From July 2001 to June 2002, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Professor Cao was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, and Neurocomputing. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Cognitive Neurodynamics, and Neural Networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Member of the Academy of Europe, a Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts and a Foreign Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He has been named as Highly-Cited Researcher in Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He received the National Innovation Award of China (2017).