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Speakers - Carlos A. Coello Coello

Metaheurísticas Bio-Inspiradas: Resolviendo Problemas como la Naturaleza lo Haría
Note: This is a tutorial targeting at undergraduate students
Carlos A. Coello Coello
CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico

Resumen: En esta plática se hablará sobre las metaheurísticas, con un particular énfasis en aquellas que tienen una inspiración biológica (p.ej., los algoritmos evolutivos, los algoritmos cumulares y las colonias de hormigas). Se pondrá particular énfasis en la forma en que este tipo de herramienta computacional ha permitido resolver problemas de gran complejidad en tiempos razonablemente cortos, mediante la simulación de ciertos procesos de la naturaleza tales como la evolución natural. En la parte final de la plática se discutirán brevemente algunas de las áreas más prometedoras de investigación futura en esta área.

Bio: Carlos Artemio Coello Coello received a PhD in Computer Science from Tulane University (USA) in 1996. His research has mainly focused on the design of new multi-objective optimization algorithms based on bio-inspired metaheuristics. He currently has over 450 publications which, according to Google Scholar, report over 41,500 citations (with an h- index of 80). He has received several awards, including the National Research Award (in 2007) from the Mexican Academy of Science (in the area of exact sciences), the 2009 Medal to the Scientific Merit from Mexico City's congress, the Ciudad Capital: Heberto Castillo 2011 Award for scientists under the age of 45, in Basic Science, the 2012 Scopus Award (Mexico's edition) for being the most highly cited scientist in engineering in the last 5 years and the 2012 National Medal of Science in Physics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences from Mexico's presidency (this is the most important award that a scientist can receive in Mexico). He is also the recipient of the prestigious 2013 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, "for pioneering contributions to single- and multiobjective optimization techniques using bioinspired metaheuristics". Since January 2011, he is an IEEE Fellow. He is currently Full Professor with distinction at the Computer Science Department at CINVESTAV-IPN in Mexico City, Mexico.