Trends in Developing Metaheuristics, Algorithms, and Optimization Approaches

Trends in Developing Metaheuristics, Algorithms, and Optimization Approaches

Peng-Yeng Yin (National Chi Nan University, Taiwan)
Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 375
ISBN13: 9781466621459|ISBN10: 1466621451|EISBN13: 9781466621466|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2145-9


Developments in metaheuristics continue to advance computation beyond its traditional methods. With groundwork built on multidisciplinary research findings; metaheuristics, algorithms, and optimization approaches uses memory manipulations in order to take full advantage of strategic level problem solving.

Trends in Developing Metaheuristics, Algorithms, and Optimization Approaches provides insight on the latest advances and analysis of technologies in metaheuristics computing. Offering widespread coverage on topics such as genetic algorithms, differential evolution, and ant colony optimization, this book aims to be a forum researchers, practitioners, and students who wish to learn and apply metaheuristic computing.

Topics Covered

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

  • Ant colony optimization
  • Differential Evolution
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Greedy algorithm
  • Hybrid method
  • Hyper-heuristics
  • Metaheuristics
  • Strategic oscillation
  • Tabu search
  • Variable neighborhood search

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Peng-Yeng Yin received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. From 1993 to 1994, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, and the Department of Radiology, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. In 2000, he was a visiting Professor in the Visualization and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (VISLab) at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (UCR). From 2006 to 2007, he was a visiting Professor at Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado. And in 2015, he was a visiting Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Information Management, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan, and he was the department head during 2004 and 2006, and the Dean of the office of R&D for the university from 2008 to 2012. Dr. Yin received the Overseas Research Fellowship from Ministry of Education in 1993, Overseas Research Fellowships from National Science Council in 2000 and 2015. He is a member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society and listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in Asia. Dr. Yin has published more than 140 academic articles in reputable journals and conferences including European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Support Systems, Annals of Operations Research, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Trans. on Education, etc. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing and has been on the Editorial Board of Journal of Computer Information Systems, Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, and served as a program committee member in many international conferences. He has also edited four books in pattern recognition and metaheuristic computing. His current research interests include artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, educational informatics, metaheuristics, pattern recognition, image processing, machine learning, software engineering, computational intelligence, and operations research.