Organizers of the workshop



Dimo Brockhoff received his diploma in computer science from University of Dortmund, Germany in 2005 and his PhD (Dr. sc. ETH) from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2009. Between June 2009 and October 2011, he held two postdoctoral research positions at INRIA Saclay Ile-de-France in Orsay, France and at Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France. Since November 2011, he has been a permanent researcher (chargé de recherche 2e classe) at INRIA Lille - Nord Europe in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. His research interests are focused on evolutionary multiobjective optimization (EMO), in particular on many-objective optimization as well as theoretical aspects of indicator-based search.




Bilel Derbel received his diploma in computer science from ENSEIRB University of Bordeaux, France, in 2002 and his PhD from LaBRI University of Bordeaux, in 2006. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Marseille, he is, since 2007, an associate professor at the University of Lille, France, and a permanent member of the DOLPHIN project team at INRIA Lille Nord Europe. His research interests are focused on parallel and distributed computing, form theory to practice, and their interactions with the solving of large scale and difficult optimization problems. He is strongly involved in Grid'5000, the french national experimental grid, and member of its director commitee. He is co-leader of the scientific challenge "Large scale computing for combinatorial optimization problems" in the Hemera INRIA large wingspan project.




Arnaud Liefooghe received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Lille, France, in 2009. In 2010, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Since September 2010, he is a permanent associate professor (maitre de conferences) at the University of Lille, France and works in the optimization group from the computer science laboratory (LIFL) and the INRIA Lille - Nord Europe research center. His main research activities deal with the design and analysis of algorithms for multiobjective optimization, with a particular interest on metaheuristics for solving large-scale NP-hard combinatorial optimization problems. Arnaud has co-authored more than 20 scientific papers in international journals, book chapters and international conferences, and recently co-organized the ThRaSH 2012 workshop and a special session at EURO 2012.




Sébastien Verel is an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France, since 2006. He received a PhD in computer science from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France, in 2005. His PhD work was related to combinatorial optimization. He is a member of the Institut des Systèmes Complexes Paris Ile-de-France, and is currently associated to the DOLPHIN team at INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France. His research interests are in the theory of evolutionary computation, multiobjective optimization, and complex systems.