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Multivariate Gaussian models are widely adopted in continuous Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs), and covariance matrix plays the essential role in guiding the evolution. In this paper, we propose a new framework for Mul-tivariate Gaussian based EDAs (MGEDAs), named Eigen Decomposition EDA (ED-EDA). Unlike classical EDAs, ED-EDA focuses on eigen(More)
—Since Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDA) were proposed, many attempts have been made to improve EDAs' performance in the context of global optimization. So far, the studies or applications of multivariate probabilistic model based continuous EDAs are still restricted to rather low dimensional problems (smaller than 100D). Traditional EDAs have(More)
— Since the Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs) have been introduced, several single model based EDAs and mixture model based EDAs have been developed. Take Gaussian models as an example, EDAs based on single Gaussian distribution have good performance on solving simple unimodal functions and multimodal functions whose landscape has an obvious(More)
— Gaussian models are widely adopted in continuous Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs). In this paper, we analyze continuous EDAs and show that they don't always work because of computation error: covariance matrix of Gaussian model can be ill-posed and Gaussian based EDAs using full covariance matrix will fail under specific conditions. It is a(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel feature selection-based method for facial age estimation. The face aging is a typical temporal process, and facial images should have certain ordinal patterns in the aging feature space. From the geometrical perspective, a facial image can be usually seen as sampled from a low-dimensional manifold embedded in the original(More)
Detecting significant overdensity or underdensity clusters in spatio-temporal data is critical for many real-world applications. Most existing approaches are designed to deal with regularly shaped clusters such as circular, elliptic and rectangular ones, but cannot work well on irregularly shaped clusters. In this paper, we propose GridScan, a grid-based(More)
Water pipe failures can not only have a great impact on people's daily life but also cause significant waste of water which is an essential and precious resource to human beings. As a result, preventative maintenance for water pipes, particularly in urban-scale networks, is of great importance for a sustainable society. To achieve effective replacement and(More)