University of Veracruz, Mexico
Constraint-Handling in Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms
Evolutionary and swarm intelligence algorithms are powerful tools to solve complex optimization problems. However, in their original versions, they are incapable to deal with the presence of constraints. On the other hand, several optimization problems, particularly real-world problems, consider inequality and equality constraints. Therefore, constraint-handling techniques must be added to those algorithms to let them use feasibility information in the search process. This talk motivates the above mentioned problem and introduces different state-of-the-art constraint-handling techniques, focusing on their advantages and shortcomings.
Dr. Efrén Mezura-Montes is a full-time researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Research Center, University of Veracruz, México. His research interests are the design, analysis and application of bio-inspired algorithms to solve complex optimization problems. He has published over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He also has one edited book and six book chapters published by international publishing companies. From his work, Google Scholar reports more than 4,400 citations.
Dr. Mezura Montes is member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Evolutionary ComputationTechnical Committee and he is also member of the IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society Soft Computing Technical Committee. He is also the founder of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society task force on Nature-Inspired Constrained Optimization.
Dr. Mezura-Montes is a member of the editorial board of the journals: “Swarm and Evolutionary Computation”, “Computational Optimization and Applications”, “Complex & Intelligent Sytems”, and the “Journal of Optimization”. He is also a reviewer for more than 20 international specialized journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. Dr. Mezura-Montes is a Level 2 member of the Mexican National Researchers System (SNI). Moreover, Dr. Mezura-Montes is a regular member of the Mexican Computing Academy (AMEXCOMP) and also a member of the Mexican Science Council (CONACyT) Collaboration network on Applied Computational Intelligence.