Arnaud Liefooghe has been an Associate Professor with the University of Lille, France, since 2010. He is a member of the CRIStAL Research Center, CNRS, and of the Inria Lille-Nord Europe Research Center. He is also the Co-Director of the MODŌ international lab between Shinshu University, Japan, and the University of Lille. He received a PhD degree from the University of Lille in 2009. In 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In 2020, he was on CNRS sabbatical at JFLI, and an Invited Professor with the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research activities deal with the foundations, the design and the analysis of stochastic local search heuristic algorithms, with a particular interest in multi-objective optimization and landscape analysis. He has co-authored over eighty scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He was a recipient of the best paper award at EvoCOP 2011 and at GECCO 2015. He has recently served as the co-Program Chair for EvoCOP 2018 and 2019, as the Proceedings Chair for GECCO 2018, as the co-EMO Track Chair for GECCO 2019, and as the Virtualization Chair for GECCO 2021.



  • Associate Professor — Univ Lille (FR)
  • Member of the Bonus research group — CRIStAL (UMR CNRS 9189) | Inria Lille-Nord Europe (since 2010)
  • 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 (since 2015)


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