Arne Brutschy


I used to be a researcher at the IRIDIA artificial intelligence research lab. I am now working on distributed ledger technology (blockchain) over at RISE Financial Technologies.

IRIDIA (“Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et de Développements en Intelligence Artificielle”) is located at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, Belgium. Under the supervision of Prof. Marco Dorigo, I was working in the field of swarm robotics, a discipline that applies the concepts of swarm intelligence to autonomous robotics.

Awards and Honors

  • 2014: Ph.D. degree awarded (Docteur en Sciences de l'Ingénieur et Technologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • 2012: Selected research fellow (“Aspirant” scholarship) of the Belgian F.R.S-FNRS.
  • 2011: Best Video Award at the AAAI'2011 conference with 'Swarmanoid, the Movie'
  • 2011: Nominated for Best Paper Award, 12th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS 2011), Sheffield, UK
  • 2010: Selected research fellow (“Aspirant” scholarship) of the Belgian F.R.S-FNRS.
  • 2010: Nominated for Best Paper Award, Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2010), Brussels, Belgium
  • 2008: Best Paper Award, Sixth International Conference on Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2008), Brussels, Belgium


Address: Arne Brutschy, Ph.D.
IRIDIA, CP 194/6
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium