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I Cajastur International Prize for Soft Computing

In the first edition of this prize, it was awarded to Dr. Marco Dorigo for his outstanding contributions to field of Bio-inspired Computing. His main achievement was the development of "Ant Colony Optimization" algorithms, a set of methodologies inspired by the behaviour of ants to solve complex process optimization problems.

Professor Dorigo is Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research and Development in Artificial Intelligence at the Université Libre de Bruxelles” and he has authored over 300 scientific publications in high impact journals, books and conferences.

A recently published analysis identifies Dr. Dorigo as one of the most prominent and influential figures in his area of research with applications in bio-computing science, energy, production, logistics, economic analysis, health care, etc.. International magazines (such as National Geographic and The Economist) have dedicated articles to the computing tools developed by Dr. Dorigo.

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