Handbook of Research on Modern Optimization Algorithms and Applications in Engineering and Economics

Handbook of Research on Modern Optimization Algorithms and Applications in Engineering and Economics

Pandian Vasant (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia), Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber (Middle East Technical University, Turkey) and Vo Ngoc Dieu (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam)
Release Date: March, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 960
ISBN13: 9781466696440|ISBN10: 1466696443|EISBN13: 9781466696457|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9644-0


Modern optimization approaches have attracted many research scientists, decision makers and practicing researchers in recent years as powerful intelligent computational techniques for solving several complex real-world problems.

The Handbook of Research on Modern Optimization Algorithms and Applications in Engineering and Economics highlights the latest research innovations and applications of algorithms designed for optimization applications within the fields of engineering, IT, and economics. Focusing on a variety of methods and systems as well as practical examples, this book is a significant resource for graduate-level students, decision makers, and researchers in both public and private sectors who are seeking research-based methods for modeling uncertain real-world problems.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Combinatorial Optimization Methods
  • Dynamic Programming Methods
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Linear Programming Methods
  • Mixed-Integer Programming Methods
  • Optimal Control Methods
  • Stochastic Optimal Control Methods

Reviews and Testimonials

This handbook describes optimization algorithms that can be applied in various branches of science, engineering, and economics where uncertainty is a problem. The topics include a supply chain network design using an enhanced hybrid swarm-based optimization algorithm, applying artificial bee colony algorithms to antenna design problems for radio frequency identification applications, and more.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Pandian Vasant is a senior lecturer at Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Malaysia. He holds PhD (UNEM, Costa Rica) in Computational Intelligence, MSc (UMS, Malaysia, Engineering Mathematics) and BSc (2nd Class Upper- Hons, UM, Malaysia) in Mathematics. His research interests include Soft Computing, Hybrid Optimization, Holistic Optimization, Innovative Computing and Applications. He has co-authored research papers and articles in national journals, international journals, conference proceedings, conference paper presentation, and special issues lead guest editor, lead guest editor for book chapters’ project, conference abstracts, edited books , keynote lecture and book chapters (175 publications indexed in SCOPUS). In the year 2009, Dr. Pandian Vasant was awarded top reviewer for the journal Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier) and awarded outstanding reviewer in the year 2015 for ASOC (Elsevier) journal. He has 26 years of working experience at the various universities from 1989-2017. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of IJCO, IJSIEC, IEM, IJEOE and Editor of GJTO. H-Index SCOPUS Citations = 36, H-Index Google Scholar = 26, i-10 index = 76
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber is a Professor at IAM, METU, Ankara, Turkey. His research is on OR, financial mathematics, optimization and control, life sciences, data mining, education and development; he is involved in the organization of scientific life internationally. He received his Diploma and Doctorate in mathematics, and economics / business administration, at RWTH Aachen, and his Habilitation at TU Darmstadt. He held Professorships by proxy at University of Cologne, and TU Chemnitz, Germany. At IAM, he is in the programs of Financial Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Scientific Computing and Assistant to the Director, and he is a member of four further graduate schools, institutes and departments of METU. Further, he has affiliations at the universities of Siegen, Ballarat, Aveiro, North Sumatra, and Malaysia University of Technology, and he is “Advisor to EURO Conferences”.
Vo Ngoc Dieu received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, in 1995 and 2000, respectively and his D.Eng. degree in energy from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand in 2007. He is Research Associate at Energy Field of Study, AIT and lecturer at Department of Power Systems, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. His interests are applications of AI in power system optimization, power system operation and control, power system analysis, and power systems under deregulation.