was working with France Telecom R&D as research engineer (optimization of telecommunications
networks). In 2005 he has been awarded with James Kennedy by IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary
Computation for their 2002 paper on Particle Swarm Optimization. He is now retired but still
active in this field: a book in 2005 (translated into English in 2006), several papers in
international journals and conference proceedings, external examiner for PhD theses, reviewer and
member of editorial board and program committee for conferences and journals (IEEE TEC Best
Reviewer Award 2007), co-webmaster of the Particle Swarm Central.