Grants (as Principal Investigator)
  • MOCO-SEARCH (2018—20) — Bridging the gap between exact methods and heuristics for multi-objective search
    • International project for scientific cooperation (PICS), funded by CNRS and FCT
    • Partners: 🇵🇹 Univ Coimbra (PT), 🇫🇷 Bonus (Univ Lille, FR)
    • Principal Investigators: L Paquete (PT), A Liefooghe (FR)
  • LIA MODŌ (2017—21) — Frontiers in massive optimization and computational intelligence
    • International Associated Laboratory (LIA)
    • Partners: 🇯🇵 Shinshu Univ (JP), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Univ Lille, FR)
    • Co-directors: H Aguirre (JP), A Liefooghe (FR)
  • Project in support of internationalization (2016—18) — Massive optimization
    • Bilateral Lille/Shinshu international project for preparing an international associate laboratory, funded by Univ Lille 1
    • Partners: 🇯🇵 Shinshu Univ (JP), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Univ Lille, FR)
    • Principal Investigator: A Liefooghe
  • BQR (2016) — Analytics- and learning-driven multi-objective optimization
    • Bilateral Lille/Shinshu international project (bonus qualité recherche - collaboration bilatérale), funded by Univ Lille 1
    • Partners: 🇯🇵 Shinshu Univ (JP), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Univ Lille, FR)
    • Principal Investigator: A Liefooghe
  • Inria Explorer (2014) — Fitness landscape analysis and algorithm configuration for cross-domain multi-objective optimization
    • A 9-week visit to Shinshu Univ (JP) funded by Inria
    • Principal Investigator: A Liefooghe
  • ADT VRP-solve (2012—14) — Metaheuristic-based solver for vehicle routing
    • Local project, funded by Inria
    • Principal Investigators: F Clautiaux, A Liefooghe
  • GdR-RO project (2011) — Set-based search for multi-objective combinatorial optimization
    • Bilateral Lille/Angers national project, funded by CNRS (GdR-RO)
    • Partners: MOA (Univ Angers, FR), Dolphin (Univ Lille 1, FR)
    • Principal Investigator: A Liefooghe
  • ADT Paradiseo-MOEO (2008—10) — Metaheuristics for multi-objective optimization in Paradiseo
    • Local project, funded by Inria
    • Principal Investigators: L Jourdan, A Liefooghe, EG Talbi
    • Involvement: co-supervisor of a research engineer (for 2 years)

Grants (as co-Investigator)
  • Associate team (2018—20) — Three-fold decomposition in multi-objective optimization (D3MO)
    • Bilateral UK/France international project, funded Inria (associate team program, FR)
    • Participants: 🇬🇧 Univ Exeter (UK),  🇫🇷 Bonus (Inria Lille, FR)
    • Coordinators: 
      K Li (UK),
       B Derbel (FR)
  • ANR BigMO (2017—21) — Big multi-objective optimization
    • Bilateral Hong-Kong/France international project, funded by RGC (HK) and ANR (FR)
    • Participants: 🇭🇰 CityU (HK), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Univ Lille / Inria, FR)
    • Principal Investigators:
       
      Q Zhang (HK),
       B Derbel (FR)
    • Role: co-investigator, participant in all work packages, coordinator of the work package on "algorithm configuration, adaptation and landscape analysis"
  • COST action ImAppNIO (2016—20) — Improving applicability of nature-inspired optimization by joining theory and practice (CA15140)
  • ECOS project (2016—20) — Evolutionary many-objective optimization: application to smart cities and engineering design
    • Bilateral Mexico/France international project, co-funded by ANUIES (MX) and ECOS Nord (FR)
    • Participants: 🇲🇽 Cinvestav (MX), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Univ Lille / Inria, FR)
    • Principal Investigators: O Schütze (MX), EG Talbi (FR)
  • PHC project (2016—18) — Decomposition-based multi-objective evolutionary optimization
    • Bilateral Hong-Kong/France international project, co-funded by RGC (HK) and PHC Procore (FR) 
    • Participants: 🇭🇰 CityU (HK), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Univ Lille / Inria, FR)
    • Principal Investigators:
       
      Q Zhang (HK),
       B Derbel (FR)
  • Ayame/Associate team project (2015—17) — Threefold scalability in any-objective black-box optimization (s3-bbo)
    • Bilateral Japan/France international project, co-funded by JSPS (bilateral joint research project, JP) and Inria (associate team program, FR)
    • Participants: 🇯🇵 Shinshu Univ (JP), 🇫🇷 Tao (Inria Saclay, FR), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Univ Lille / Inria Lille, FR) — External collaborator: 🇫🇷 Univ Calais (FR)
    • Coordinators: H Aguirre (Shinshu 
      Univ
      , JP)
      A Auger (Inria Saclay, FR)
    • Role: co-investigator, participant in the work packages on "scalability in objective space" and "scalability in distributed and parallel resources"
  • JSPS-MEXT project (2013—16) — Global research on the framework of evolutionary solution search to accelerate innovation
    • Bilateral France/Japan international project, funded by JSPS (Japanese government program, 2013)
    • Participants: 🇯🇵 Shinshu Univ (JP), 🇯🇵 Univ Tokyo (JP), 🇫🇷 Tao (Inria Saclay, FR), 🇫🇷 Univ Calais (FR), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Univ Lille 1 / Inria Lille, FR)
    • Coordinator: K Tanaka 
      (Shinshu 
      Univ
      , JP)
    • Role: co-investigator, participant in the work packages on "evolutionary multi- and many-objective optimization" and "landscape analysis and search performance",
      and 
      co-supervisor of a visiting PhD student (for 1 year), a Post-doc researcher (for 2 years) and another Post-doc researcher (for 1 year)
  • ANR NumBBO (2012—16) — Analysis, improvement and evaluation of numerical blackbox optimizers
    • National project, funded by ANR (French national research agency)
    • Participants: TAO (Inria Saclay), Dolphin (Inria Lille), École des Mines St Etienne (FR), TU Dortmund (DE)
    • Coordinator: A Auger (Inria Saclay, FR)
    • Role: Participant in the work package on "multi-objective optimization"
  • FCT MOSAL (2010—13) — Multi-objective sequence alignment
    • 🇵🇹 International project, funded by FCT (Portuguese foundation for science and technology)
    • Coordinator: L Paquete (Univ Coimbra, PT)
    • Role: Participant in the work package on "biobjective pairwise sequence alignment"
  • Inria associate team MOMDI (2008—12) — Dynamic and multi-objective combinatorial optimization
    • International project, funded by Inria
    • Participants: 🇪🇸 Univ Malaga (ES), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Inria Lille, FR)
    • Coordinator: 
    • Role: Participant in the work package on "multi-objective combinatorial optimization"
  • Inria 3+3 Méditerranée project PERFORM (2006—09) — Cooperative metaheuristics for multi-objective optimization
    • International project, funded by Inria
    • Participants: 🇪🇸 Univ Malaga (ES), 🇩🇿 Univ Constantine (AL) and 🇹🇳 Univ Tunis (TU), 🇫🇷 Dolphin (Inria Lille, FR)
    • Role: Participant in the work package on "local search and evolutionary algorithms for multi-objective optimization"
  • ANR project DOCK (2006—09) — Conformational sampling and molecular docking on grids
    • National project, funded by ANR (French national research agency)
    • Participants: Dolphin (Univ Lille 1 / Inria Lille, FR), IBL (CNRS – INSERM), CEA (iRTSV, CMBA, BIM)
    • Coordinator: 
    • Role: Participant in the work package on "optimization algorithms"

Partnerships

Industrial collaborations
  • Normand-Info (2013) — Online and robust multicriteria scheduling in the medical field (biological sample analysis)