An Investigation of Hyper-Heuristic Methods: A New Generation of Problems-Solvers

01/11/2000 - 31/07/2004

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The project made significant advances in discovering new automated methods for combining heuristics to solve bin-packing problems, outperforming results obtained by any individual heuristic.

Advances were made using learning classifier systems and evolutionary algorithms to learn characteristics of problems and partial solutions, and map those characteristics to suitable heuristics.

The project results in many publications in conferences and as book-chapters,, including a best paper award at GECCO 02 for "Hyper-heurstics: learning to combine simple heuristics in bin-packing problems."
An Investigation of Hyper-Heuristic Methods: A New Generation of Problems-Solvers is a Research Councils project funded by EPSRC. Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to .
 
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Project Team

Emma Hart
Director of CEC
e.hart@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2783
Peter Ross
Professor
p.ross@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455

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