Dec 22 2010: I defended my Ph.D. thesis at Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France. The jury was composed by: Gusz Eiben, Youssef Hamadi, Yannis Manoussakis, Marc Schoenauer, Michele Sebag, Thomas Stuetzle, and Dirk Thierens. Thank you all! :-)
Aug 16 2010: From mid-July to mid-August I visited the research team of Holger Hoos at the Computer Science department of the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver/Canada.
May 31 2010: The paper "Adaptive Strategy Selection in Differential Evolution", co-authored with colleagues from the China University of Geosciences, was nominated as a candidate for the Best Paper Award of the GECCO'10 ES/EP track.
Sep 04 2009: The poster presenting my on-going Ph.D. work was voted as the 2nd best by the attendees of the SLS'09 Doctoral Symposium.
Jan 18 2009: Our paper on Adaptive Operator Selection got the Best Paper Award at the LION'09 Conference.