Christian Blum, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA)
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)


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Current Teaching

Due to my current post as Senior Research Scientist I am currently not giving classes on a regular basis. In one of my previous posts as associate professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) I had the normal teaching load of a Spanish university professor.

Courses on Metaheuristics and Hybrids

Occasionally I give cources of 20-40 hours on metaheuristics and hybrid techniques for optimization (either in English or in Spanish). The last course took place at the University of Cuenca, Ecuador, between October 11 and October 22, 2021.

The description and sample slides from such a representative course given in 2017 in the context of the doctoral programm of the Vienna Graduate School on Computational Optimization" can be found here:
  • Description of the course given in Vienna.
  • The course material comprises about 600 slides. Here is a sample on swarm intelligence. When the course is given in Spanish, slides are also in Spanish.

Award for Student Supervision

In November 2012 I was given a student supervision award because my ex-student Sergi Mateo Bellido won the first prize at the Certamen Arquimedes 2012, given for the best Master thesis (in Spanish: proyecto final de carrera) in Spain.

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