CVs and Activities
- July 2018, ACM-SIGEVO 10-years Impact Award for the paper Adaptive operator selection with dynamic multi-armed bandits, by Luis DaCosta, Alvaro Fialho, Marc Schoenauer, and Michèle Sebag.
- July 2018. Nacim Belkhir Winner ACM-GECCO 2018 BBComp single-objective and expensive single-objective tracks. Nacim was during his PhD co-supervised with Johann Dréo and Pierre Savéant.
- Sept.2017. François Gonard Winner OASC (Open Algorithm Selection Challenge) (see also slides 21-22), co-supervised with Michèle Sebag.
- July 2017. Nacim Belkhir Winner ACM-GECCO 2017 BBComp single-objective track, co-supervised with Johann Dréo and Pierre Savéant.
- July 2015. Best paper award, GECCO 2015 (GP track), for Memetic Semantic Genetic Programming, with Robyn Ffrancon.
- Sept. 2014. Best paper award, PPSN 2014 conference, for Maximum Likelihood-Based Online Adaptation of Hyper-Parameters in CMA-ES, with Ilya Loshchilov, Michèle Sebag and Nikolaus Hansen.
- May 2011. DAEYAHSP, Winner, Seventh International Planning Competition (Deterministic Temporal Satisficing track), with Johann Dreo, Pierre Savéant and Vincent Vidal.
- July 2010. Silver Medal, Humies Awards (Human Competitive Results by Evolutionary Computation) of the ACM GECCO conference (Portland, OR, USA), for ``An Evolutionary Metaheuristic for Domain-Independent Satisficing Planning'', with Jacques Bibaï, Pierre Savéant, and Vincent Vidal.
- April 2009. Best paper award, EvoBIO conference (Tübingen, Germany), for Validation of a morphogenesis model of Drosophila early development by a multi-objective evolutionary optimization algorithm with R. Dilão, D. Muraro, and M. Nicolau (Springer Verlag, LNCS 5483, p. 176-190).
- January 2009. Best paper award, LION'3 conference (Trento, Italy), for Dynamic Multi-Armed Bandits and Extreme Value-based Rewards for Adaptive Operator Selection in Evolutionary Algorithms with A. Fialho, L. Da Costa, and M. Sebag (Springer Verlag, LNCS 5851, p. 176-190).
- April 2008. EvoStar Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evolutionary Computation, awarded by the Organizing Board of EvoStar events.
- Evolutionary Chair Design - 2002-2006 (coll. Hatem Hamda, done with EO)
- July 2004. Senior Fellow of the ISGEC (International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation). In 2005, ISGEC has become SIGEVO (the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (http://www.sigevo.org/).
- Chair of ACM SIGEVO - Special Interest Group on Evolutionary Computation (2015-now), member of Exec. Comm. since 2000, member of Business Comm. 2011-2013, secretary 2011-2015.
Editor in Chief of MIT Press Evolutionary Computation Journal (2002-2009),
Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (1996-2004),
Springer (ex-Kluwer) Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (2000-now), Elsevier Theoretical Computer Science - Theory of Natural Computing (TCS-C) (1999-2006),
Soft Computing (2001-now),
and Springer (ex-Kluwer) Journal of Heuristics (1997-2003). Area Editor of JMLR (2013-now).
- Senior Fellow of the late International Society on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation since 2004, but ISGEC turned in 2005 into SIGEVO ...
- Council Member of CSS, the Complex System Society.
- Member of the Executive Committee of Evonet, the European Network of Excellence in Evolutionary Computing, throughout its lifetime (1996-2002)
Software (not active any more)
- Délégué scientifique (~ VP for research) of INRIA Saclay Research Center (2010-2016)
- Chair of the "Commission Scientifique" of CRI INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France (2008-2010)
- Member of INRIA COST (Scientific and Technological Steering Committee), chair of Prospective WG (2005-2006)
- Founding President (1995-2003) of Association Evolution Artificielle (French Artificial Evolution Society)
- President of AFIA (French AI Society) (2002-2004).
Senior Fellow of the late ISGEC - International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, elected in 2004. ISGEC has now become SIGEVO, the ACM-Special Interest Group on Evolutionary Computation - but ISGEC fellows have not become ACM fellows :-)
EvolC The home-brewed
evolutionary software has long become totally obsolete thanks to the now-obsolete-too EO library
However, if you are using it, you must read the license
agreement that you implicitly agree with :-)
dissertation (written in Dec. 95, defended in Jan. 97)
You can check interesting links (aka "pointers of the month")