• A methodology to find the elementary landscape decomposition of combinatorial optimization problems 

      Chicano, Francisco; Whitley, L. Darrell; Alba-Torres, Enrique (2014-10-03)
      A small number of combinatorial optimization problems have search spaces that correspond to elementary landscapes, where the objective function f is an eigenfunction of the Laplacian that describes the neighborhood structure ...
    • Automating the search of molecular motor templates by evolutionary methods 

      Fernández-Rodríguez, Jose David; Vico-Vela, Francisco Jose (Elsevier, 2011)
      Biological molecular motors are nanoscale devices capable of transforming chemical energy into mechanical work, which are being researched in many scientific disciplines. From a computational point of view, the characteristics ...
    • Biomimetic Engineering 

      Vico-Vela, Francisco Jose (International Society for Horticultural Science, 2008)
      Humankind is a privileged animal species for many reasons. A remarkable one is its ability to conceive and manufacture objects. Human industry is indeed leading the various winning strategies (along with language and ...
    • Elementary landscape decomposition of the 0-1 unconstrained quadratic optimization 

      Chicano, Francisco; Alba-Torres, Enrique (2014-10-01)
      Landscapes’ theory provides a formal framework in which combinatorial optimization problems can be theoretically characterized as a sum of an especial kind of landscape called elementary landscape. The elementary landscape ...
    • Elementary landscape decomposition of the frequency assignment problem 

      Chicano, Francisco; Whitley, L. Darrell; Alba-Torres, Enrique; Luna, Francisco (2014-09-30)
      The Frequency Assignment Problem (FAP) is an important problem that arises in the design of radio networks, when a channel has to be assigned to each transceiver of the network. This problem is a generalization of the graph ...
    • Embryomorphic Engineering: Emergent innovation through evolutionary development 

      Doursat, René; Sánchez Quintana, Carlos Alberto; Dordea, Razvan; Fourquet, David; Kowaliw, Taras (2014-01-07)
      Embryomorphic Engineering, a particular instance of Morpho-genetic Engineering, takes its inspiration directly from biological development to create new hardware, software or network architectures by decentralized ...
    • Evolution of form and function in a model of differentiated multicellular organisms with gene regulatory networks 

      Lobo Fernández, Daniel; Vico-Vela, Francisco Jose (Elsevier, 2010)
      The emergence of novelties, as a generator of diversity, in the form and function of the organisms have long puzzled biologists. The study of the developmental process and the anatomical properties of an organism provides ...
    • Evolutionary algorithms for the multi-objective test data generation problem 

      Ferrer, Javier; Chicano, Francisco; Alba-Torres, Enrique (2014-10-03)
      Automatic test data generation is a very popular domain in the field of search-based software engineering. Traditionally, the main goal has been to maximize coverage. However, other objectives can be defined, such as the ...
    • Evolutionary development of tensegrity structures 

      Lobo Fernández, Daniel; Vico-Vela, Francisco Jose (Elsevier, 2010)
      Contributions from the emerging fields of molecular genetics and evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology) are greatly benefiting the field of evolutionary computation, initiating a promise of renewal in the traditional ...
    • Exact computation of the expectation surfaces for uniform crossover along with bit-flip mutation 

      Chicano, Francisco; Whitley, Darrell; Alba-Torres, Enrique (2014-09-29)
      Uniform crossover and bit-flip mutation are two popular operators used in genetic algorithms to generate new solutions in an iteration of the algorithm when the solutions are represented by binary strings. We use the Walsh ...
    • Fitness function distributions over generalized search neighborhoods in the q-ary hypercube 

      Sutton, Andrew M.; Chicano, Francisco; Whitley, L. Darrell (2014-10-03)
      The frequency distribution of a fitness function over regions of its domain is an important quantity for understanding the behavior of algorithms that employ randomized sampling to search the function. In general, exactly ...
    • Observations in using parallel and sequential evolutionary algorithms for automatic software testing 

      Alba-Torres, Enrique; Chicano, Francisco (2014-10-01)
      In this paper we analyze the application of parallel and sequential evolutionary algorithms (EAs) to the automatic test data generation problem. The problem consists of automatically creating a set of input data to test a ...
    • Pruning dominated policies in multiobjective Pareto Q-learning 

      Mandow, Lawrence; Perez-de-la-Cruz-Molina, Jose Luis (2019-10-18)
      The solution for a Multi-Objetive Reinforcement Learning problem is a set of Pareto optimal policies. MPQ-learning is a recent algorithm that approximates the whole set of all Pareto-optimal deterministic policies by ...
    • Search based algorithms for test sequence generation in functional testing 

      Ferrer, Javier; Kruse, Peter M.; Chicano, Francisco; Alba-Torres, Enrique (2014-10-03)
      The generation of dynamic test sequences from a formal specification, complementing traditional testing methods in order to find errors in the source code. Objective In this paper we extend one specific combinatorial ...
    • SERA: Sistema para la Evaluación y Retroalimentación Automática de Prácticas 

      Agudo-Ruiz, Isaac; Rios-del-Pozo, Ruben; Nieto, Ana (2020-06-10)
      En este artículo presentamos una sistema modular y altamente configurable que permite no sólo la generación y evaluación automática de prácticas de laboratorio sino también proporcionar una retroalimentación instantánea ...
    • Software project management with GAs 

      Alba-Torres, Enrique; Chicano, Francisco (2014-10-01)
      A Project Scheduling Problem consists in deciding who does what during the software project lifetime. This is a capital issue in the practice of software engineering, since the total budget and human resources involved ...
    • Some operations preserving primitivity of words 

      Dassow, Jürgen; Martín Reyes, Gema María; Vico-Vela, Francisco Jose (Elsevier, 2009)
      We investigate some operations where essentially, from a given word w, the word ww′ is constructed where w′ is a modified copy of w or a modified mirror image of w. We study whether ww′ is a primitive word provided that w ...
    • A temporal difference method for multi-objective reinforcement learning 

      Ruiz-Montiel, Manuela; Mandow, Lawrence; Perez-de-la-Cruz-Molina, Jose Luis (2019-10-17)
      This work describes MPQ-learning, an temporal-difference method that approximates the set of all non-dominated policies in multi-objective Markov decision problems, where rewards are vectors and each component stands for ...
    • The component model for elementary landscapes and partial neighborhoods 

      Whitley, Darrell; Sutton, Andrew M.; Ochoa, Gabriela; Chicano, Francisco (2014-09-29)
      Local search algorithms exploit moves on an adjacency graph of the search space. An “elementary landscape” exists if the objective function f is an eigenfunction of the Laplacian of the graph induced by the neighborhood ...
    • The software project scheduling problem: A scalability analysis of multi-objective metaheuristics 

      Luna, Francisco; González-Álvarez, David L.; Chicano, Francisco; Vega-Rodríguez, Miguel A. (2014-10-02)
      Computer aided techniques for scheduling software projects are a crucial step in the software development process within the highly competitive software industry. The Software Project Scheduling (SPS) problem relates to ...