Alexandre César Muniz de Oliveira

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This work describes a new way of employing problem-specific heuristics to improve evolutionary algorithms: the Population Training Heuristic (PTH). The PTH employs heuristics in fitness definition, guiding the population to settle down in search areas where the individuals can not be improved by such heuristics. Some new theoretical improvements not present(More)
This paper describes an application of a Constructive Genetic Algorithm (CGA) to the Gate Matrix Layout Problem (GMLP). The GMLP happens in very large scale integration (VLSI) design, and can be described as a problem of assigning a set of circuit nodes (gates) in an optimal sequence, such that the layout area is minimized, as a consequence of optimizing(More)
This paper describes an application of a Constructive Genetic Algorithm (CGA) to the Minimization Open Stack Problem (MOSP). The MOSP happens in a production system scenario, and consists of determining a sequence of cut patterns that minimizes the maximum number of opened stacks during the cutting process. The CGA has a number of new features compared to a(More)
A challenge in hybrid evolutionary algorithms is to define efficient strategies to cover all search space, applying local search only in actually promising search areas. This paper proposes a way of detecting promising search areas based on clustering. In this approach, an iterative clustering works simultaneously to an evolutionary algorithm accounting the(More)
Female breast cancer is the major cause of cancer-related deaths in western countries. Efforts in computer vision have been made in order to help improving the diagnostic accuracy by radiologists. In this paper, we present a methodology that uses Moran's index and Geary's coefficient measures in breast tissues extracted from mammogram images. These measures(More)
Overview The Berth Allocation Problem (BAP) consists on programming and allocating ships to berthing areas along a quay. The BAP is modeled as a vehicle routing problem and a recently proposed evolutionary hybrid method denominated PTA/LP is used to solve it. The PTA/LP combines the Population Training Algorithm with Linear Programming to generate improving(More)
Modern search methods for optimization consider hybrid search metaheuristics those employing general optimizers working together with a problem-specific local search procedure. The hybridism comes from the balancing of global and local search procedures. A challenge in such algorithms is to discover efficient strategies to cover all the search space,(More)
The purpose of the present work is to compare three classifiers: Fisher's Linear Discriminant Analysis, Multilayer Perceptron and Support Vector Machine to diagnosis of lung nodule. These algorithms are tested on a database with 36 nodules, being 29 benigns and 7 malignants. Results show that the three algorithms had similar performance on this particular(More)
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