Professor at University of Lille, France.
Head of the optimization team of the Computer Science laboratory
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 group of the Computer Science laboratory (CRISTAL). He is an invited Professor at the University of Luxembourg (2019-2022). His current research interests are in the field of optimization, parallel algorithms, metaheuristics, high-performance computing, optimization and machine learning, and application to energy, logistics/transportation, biomedical and networks. Professor Talbi has to his credit more than 300 publications in journals, chapters in books, and conferences. He is the co-editor of ten books. He was a guest editor of more than 17 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 was the head of the INRIA Dolphin project and the bioinformatics platform of the Genopole of Lille. 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 served as a conference chair of more than 20 international conferences (e.g., EA'2005, ROADEF'2006, META'2008, IEEE AICCSA'2010, META'2014, MIC'2015, OLA'2018, MOPGP'2019).