The Joint Lectures on Evolutionary Algorithms (JoLEA) are a series of events aimed at disseminating the latest, top-quality research on EAs.

JoLEA is an initiative that was born in 2021 in the Netherlands, from the minds of (in alphebetical order) prof. dr. Thomas Bäck (Leiden University), prof. dr. Peter A.N. Bosman (CWI), prof. dr. Gusz Eiben (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), and dr. ir. Dirk Thierens (Utrecht University).

The goal is to disseminate high-quality research on evolutionary algorithms. JoLEA events take place every two months. Speakers alternate between world-renowned senior researchers, who provide a lecture on their established research line, and junior researchers (PhD students, postdocs, etc.), who present and discuss their latest and work-in-progress research results.

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The JoLEA team

Executive committee

Prof. dr. Thomas Bäck

Prof. dr. Peter A.N. Bosman

Prof. dr. Gusz Eiben

Dr. Ir. Dirk Thierens

Organizer team

M.Sc. Arkadiy Dushatskiy

Dr. Anna Kononova

M.Sc. Jacob P. de Nobel

Dr. Marco Virgolin