The TAO team reached the 12 years age limit of INRIA teams at the end of 2016.
Two new teams were born:
  • RANDOPT (RANDomized OPTimization), within the Applied Maths Center at Ecole Polytechnique, is working on all types of blackbox optimization scenarios, focusing on CMA-ES type approaches. Anne Auger (project head) and Nikolaus Hansen are the former TAO members who created RANDOPT, together with Dimo Brockhoff (migrated from DOLPHIN team in Lille).
  • TAU (TAckling the Underspecified), still located at LRI in Universit√© Paris-Sud, aims to tackle the vagueness of the Big Data purposes. It includes the other members of TAO - well, except those who have left us, see the current list of members on TAU web site.

The remaining of this web site is now part of History, and should not be thought of as representing any current activity - except for the list of activity reports below, and the Publications page, that is automatically updated from the HAL public repository.

You can still browse the whole of TAO/TAU history through our activity reports (HTML format, PDF available on front pages): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (TAU), 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021