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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 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, benchmarking, and theoretical aspects of indicator-based search.
Joshua Knowles completed his PhD on the topic of evolutionary multiobjective optimization in September 2001. His thesis contains well-known work on 1+1 selection, archiving, convergence, performance assessment, "multiobjectivization" (which he co-invented with David Corne and Richard Watson), and the first design for an EMOA based on hypervolume maximization. Following Fellowships at the Belgian AI Lab IRIDIA in the group of Marco Dorigo, and in the Manchester Institute for Biotechnology, Joshua was appointed Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science in 2011. Current research interests include multiobjective optimization, interactive methods (MCDM and others), expensive optimization problems particularly experiment-in-the-loop optimization, and unsupervised learning. He has also published work in several top-level journals on applied topics from automated drug discovery to telecommunications to protein modelling. Joshua has co-organized numerous workshops and conference tracks on EMO and other topics, dating back to 2000. He has participated in all of the Dagstuhl Seminars bringing together MCDM and EMO, and is the co-organizer of the forthcoming (2015) Understanding Complexity in Multiobjective Optimization seminar in the same series. He has twice won the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation annual Outstanding Paper prize (from IEEE Computational Intelligence Society) for work on EMO.
Boris Naujoks is a professor for Applied Mathematics at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS). His expertise lies in (multi objective) optimization, evolutionary algorithms, and the applications to complex real-world problems. He studied Computer Science and Mathematics at TU Dortmund University, where he received his Diplom in Computer Science. He received his PhD on design and tuning of EMO algorithms from the CI research group in Dortmund, where he focused on industrial applications of evolutionary algorithms at an early stage. Before joining CUAS in 2010, he also was with Nutech Solution GmbH, Dortmund, Germany and log!n GmbH, Schwelm, Germany. Boris serves as program chair for all major conferences in computational intelligence as well as a reviewer for leading journals in the field. He was co-organizing a previous EMO session at MCDM'2009 (with Kalyanmnoy Deb) and co-edited the corresponding book at Springer (Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems) with Matthias Ehrgott, Theodor J. Stewart, and Jyrki Wallenius. Together with Dimo Brockhoff, Andre Deutz, and Michael Emmerich, he initiated and organized the Lorentz Center workshop "SIMCO: Set-Oriented and Indicator-Based Multi-Criteria Optimization" which was held in Leiden, NL in 2013.
Karthik Sindhya received his bachelor's and master's degree in chemical engineering and his PhD from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland in 2011. Since 2011, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, working on industry and Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) funded research projects. His research interests include computational intelligence and applied optimization, evolutionary algorithms, evolutionary multicriteria optimization and multi-criteria decision making and soft computing. Karthik has served as a member of the local organizing committee of the MCDM 2011 conference held in Jyväskylä in 2011, has co-organized sessions at the 25th European conference in operational research and at the 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making and is a member of the editorial board of the newsletter of the International society of MCDM. He is a program manager of two research projects funded by Tekes. Karthik was nominated for the MCDM doctoral dissertation award as one of the top three at the 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making held in Malaga, received the best poster award at the 21st International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, and was part of the winning entry at the CEC 2007 multi-objective optimization competition, 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Singapore.