Arnaud Liefooghe is an Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences) at the University of Lille, France. He holds a PhD (2009) and an Habilitation (2022) from the same university. He is the co-director of the MODŌ international lab between Shinshu University, Japan, and the University of Lille. Since 2021, he has been appointed as a Collaborative Professor at Shinshu University. In 2010, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In 2020, he was on a CNRS sabbatical leave at JFLI, and an Invited Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research lies in the foundations, design and analysis of local search and evolutionary algorithms, with a particular interest in multi-objective optimization and landscape analysis. He has co-authored around a hundred peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He was the recipient of a best paper award at EvoCOP 2011, GECCO 2015 and GECCO 2023. He was the co-Program Chair of EvoCOP (in 2018 and 2019) and held various responsibilities for GECCO (Proceedings Chair in 2018, co-EMO Track Chair in 2019, Virtualization Chair in 2021, and co-Hybrid Scheduling Chair in 2023). He is currently the Reproducibility Chair for the ACM Transactions on Evolutionary Learning and Optimization (TELO) and the co-Track Chair of the new Benchmarking, Benchmarks, Software, and Reproducibility (BBSR) track for GECCO 2024.



  • Associate Professor — Univ Lille (FR)
  • Member of the Bonus research group — CRIStAL (UMR CNRS 9189) | Inria (since 2010)
  • Habilitation (HDR, 2022)
  • Co-director of the FR/JP MODŌ associated international laboratory with Shinshu Univ (since 2017)
  • Executive board member and Vice-secretary of the EA scientific association (since 2015)
  • Member of the scientific council of GDR RO and co-animator of the MH2PPC axis (CNRS, since 2021)
  • Elected member of the national council of universities CNU 27 (since 2020)
  • Director of studies of the Master-2 MIAGE IPI-NT, Univ Lille (2015-2021)
  • Responsible for Communication, Computer Science Department, Univ Lille (since 2021)


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