Research director for the Belgian F.R.S.-FNRS and co-director of IRIDIA, the AI lab of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Editor-in-Chief, Swarm Intelligence, Springer. Recipient of: Italian Prize for Artificial Intelligence (1996), Marie Curie Excellence Award (2003), Dr. A. De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart award in applied sciences (2005), Cajastur International Prize for Soft Computing (2007), ERC Advanced Grant (2010), and IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award (2015). Elected Fellow of IEEE, AAAI, and ECCAI.