Pr. El-ghazali Talbi
Pr. El-ghazali Talbi


University of Lille, France

Plenary Session: Machine learning for metaheuristics - state of the art and perspectives


During the last years, interest on hybrid metaheuristics has risen considerably in the field of optimization. The best results found for many optimization problems in science and industry are obtained by combining optimization and machine learning. Combinations of optimization tools such as metaheuristics, and machine learning, have provided very efficient optimization algorithms. In this talk we will present a state of the art of such combinations ang give some research directions.



Prof. El-ghazali Talbi received the Master and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science, both from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in France. Then he became an Associate Professor in Computer Sciences at the University of Lille (France). Since 2001, he is a full Professor at the University of Lille and the head of the optimization team of the Computer Science laboratory (CRISTAL). His current research interests are in the field of multi-objective optimization, parallel algorithms, metaheuristics, combinatorial optimization, cluster and grid computing, hybrid and cooperative optimization, and application to energy, logistics/transportation, bioinformatics and networks.


Professor Talbi has a h-index of 43 and has to his credit more than 300 publications in journals, chapters in books, and conferences. He is the co-editor of five books. He was a guest editor of more than 10 special issues in different  journals (Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Parallel and Distributed  Computing, European Journal of Operational Research, Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of Global Optimization). He is the head of the INRIA Dolphin project.  He has many collaborative national, European and international projects.


He is the co-founder and the coordinator of the research group dedicated  to Metaheuristics: Theory and Applications (META). He is the founding  co-chair of the NIDISC workshop on nature inspired computing (IEEE/ACM IPDPS). He served in different  capacities on the programs of more than 100 national and international  conferences. He is also the organizer of many conferences (e.g. EA'2005, ROADEF'2006, META'2008, IEEE AICCSA'2010, META'2014, MIC'2015).