Christian Blum, PhD
IKERBASQUE Research Professor
Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
University of the Basque Country


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Recent Keynote Talks

Editorial activities

I am acting as associate editor or member of the editorial board for the following international journals



  • April 2016: I was invited to give a keynote talk at BENELEARN 2016 which will take place in September 2016 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

  • October 2015: I was appointed area editor for Computers & Operations Research starting from January 2016.

  • February 2015: I was invited to give a plenary talk at the INISTA 2015 conference which will take place in September 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

  • November 2014: I was invited to give a plenary talk at the OPTIMA 2015 conference which will take place in October 2015 in Antofagasta, Chile.

  • October 2013: We received an award (from Elsevier) for the paper Large neighbourhood search applied to the efficient solution of spatially explicit strategic supply chain management problems published in Computers & Chemical Engineering (impact factor: 2.091) for being among the most downloaded articles in this journal.

  • September 2013: We received the award for the best application-oriented paper presented at MAEB 2013 (from the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (AEPIA)) for the paper Un algoritmo voraz iterativo para el problema de la planificación sobre máquinas paralelas no relacionadas.

  • November 2012: My student Sergi Mateo Bellido has won the first prize at the Certamen Arquimedes 2012 for his Master thesis which was developed under my direction.

  • March 2012: I was invited to give a tutorial on swarm intelligence at ICARIS 2012 (Taormina, Italy)

  • February 2012: I will give the invited talk at OPTMAS 2012 (Valencia, Spain)

  • January 2012: I have been invited to give a presentation at the multidisciplinary seminar of the Department of Chemical Enigneering of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain)

  • October 2011: The paper Distributed Graph Coloring in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: A Light-Weight Algorithm Based on Japanese Tree Frogs' Calling Behavior has received the Best Paper Award at WMNC 2011

  • July 2011: I gave an invited tutorial on ant colony optimization at GECCO 2011

  • June 2011: The paper Automated Reconstruction of Dendritic and Axonal Trees by Global Optimization with Geometric Priors has been published in Neuroinformatics (impact factor: 3.054).

  • December 2010: I gave an invited talk on hybrid metaheuristics at NICAL, Hefei, China.

  • September 2010: I received the Theoretical Computer Science Top Cited Paper Award 2005--2010 (given by Elsevier)

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