Alain Pétrowski is Associate Professor in the Department of Networks and Mobile Multimedia Services at the Telecom-SudParis, Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris-Saclay University, France. His main research interests are related to optimization, metaheuristics and machine learning.

Sana Ben-Hamida is Associate Professor at the Paris Ouest University and Associate Researcher at the Computer Science Laboratory of the Paris Dauphine University in France. Her main research interests include evolutionary computation, machine learning and related applications.