The University of Adelaide Australia
Neumann, Frank


Frank Neumann
Optimisation and Logistics
School of Computer Science
Ingkarni Wardli, Office 4.55
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Phone: +61 8 8313 4477
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Group leader of Optimisation and Logistics

To prospective PhD students:
I am happy to supervise PhD projects in the area of AI-based Optimisation, in particular Evolutionary Computation. If you think, that you have outstanding potential as evidenced by an excellent master or honours degree in Computer Science or Mathematics, please contact me via email with your CV and transcripts.

Warning regarding "novel" metaphor-based algorithms: If you are interested in or have been working on "novel" metaphor-based algorithms such as bat algorithms, firefly algorithms, grey wolf optimization, harmony search, water drop algorithms, whale optimisation, etc, please read article 1 and article 2 by Chamacho-Villalon, Stützle, and Dorigo and the blog of Denis Weyland for a critical evaluation.
I regard such "novel" metaphor-based algorithms as misleading and detrimental to scientific progress, and won't supervise projects in these areas.
New Book:
B. Doerr, F. Neumann (Eds.) (2019):
Theory of Evolutionary Computation
-- Recent Developments in Discrete Optimization.
Natural Computing Series, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-29414-4.
Original publication at Springer, Flyer
Free editor-created version
Cover F. Neumann, C. Witt (2010):
Bioinspired Computation in Combinatorial Optimization
-- Algorithms and Their Computational Complexity.
Natural Computing Series, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-16543-6.
Original publication at Springer (including online access)
Book homepage (including free author-created final version)

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