January 1, 2017

My PhD Thesis

I've finally got around to uploading a close-to-final draft of my PhD thesis (defended in early 2015). As the title suggests, the work is focused on describing several enhancements that can help multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs) solve computationally-intensive optimization problems in a decent time frame. Large parts of the main novel scientific contributions of this thesis have been disseminated a priori in 7 peer-reviewed articles (3 journals and 4 conferences and edited volumes).

The practical scenarios I've tackled are all related to multi-objective optimizations of electrical drive designs and the very good results I've obtained on them also stem from a close  and very fruitful cooperation with the Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM) and the Institute of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EAL) of the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Hopefully the version I've uploaded doesn't contain too many mistakes (scientific or language wise), but if you find any, please do let me know.

You can download a close-to-final draft of the paper by clicking here or from my Downloads box (Zavoianu Ciprian - PhD Thesis.pdf). The same version of the document can be previewed at the bottom of this post. For the official, final version of the document, please refer to the Johannes Kepler University LibraryIf you have any questions regarding the work, please don't hesitate to contact me.

For citations please use the following BibTeX reference:

  author = {Alexandru-Ciprian Z\u{a}voianu},
  title = {Enhanced Evolutionary Algorithms for Solving Computationally-Intensive Multi-Objective Optimization Problems},
  school = {Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria},
  year = {2015},
  month = {January}