Professor Carlos A. Coello Coello gave a distinguished research seminar

3/13/2019

Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello, Professor with Distinction in Computer Science at CINVESTAV-IPN in Mexico City and an IEEE Fellow, visited the CIS Department and gave a distinguished seminar at AIR Lab.

Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello, Professor with Distinction in Computer Science at CINVESTAV-IPN in Mexico City and an IEEE Fellow, visited the CIS Department and gave a distinguished research seminar at AIR Lab. 

Evolutionary algorithms (as well as a number of other metaheuristics) have become a popular choice for solving problems having two or more (often conflicting) objectives (the so-called multi-objective optimization problems). This area, known as EMOO (Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization) has had an important growth in the last 15 years, and several people (particularly newcomers) get the impression that it is now very difficult to make contributions of sufficient value to justify, for example, a PhD thesis. However, a lot of interesting research is still under way. In this talk, the speaker reviewed some of the research topics on evolutionary multi-objective optimization that are currently attracting a lot of interest (e.g., handling many objectives, hybridization, indicator-based selection, use of surrogates, etc.) and which represent good opportunities for doing research. Some of the challenges currently faced by this discipline were also delineated.

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