Helio Barbosa

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora Brazil

Helio J.C. Barbosa (www.lncc.br/~hcbm) is a Senior Technologist at the Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, Brazil. He received a Civil Engineering degree (1974) from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, where he is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department, and M.Sc. (1978) and D.Sc. (1986) degrees in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During 1988-1990 he was a visiting scholar at the Division of Applied Mechanics, Stanford University, USA. He is currently mainly interested in the design and application of nature-inspired metaheuristics in engineering and biology.

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Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is the best example of how studies aimed at understanding and modeling the behavior of ants and other social insects can provide inspiration for the development of computational algorithms for the solution of difficult mathematical problems. Introduced by Marco Dorigo in his PhD thesis (1992) and initially applied to the travelling salesman problem, the ACO field has experienced a tremendous growth, standing today as an important nature-inspired stochastic metaheuristic for hard optimization problems. This book presents state-of-the-art ACO methods and is divided into two parts: (I) Techniques, which includes parallel implementations, and (II) Applications, where recent contributions of ACO to diverse fields, such as traffic congestion and control, structural optimization, manufacturing, and genomics are presented.

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