Hybrid Genetic Algorithms for Optimization

Thursday, October 24, 1996 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Keller 3-180
Lawrence Davis (Tica Technologies, Inc.)
This talk describes a series of applications of genetic algorithms to real problems in the optimization of telecommunications network design and in the routing of messages in telecommunications networks. The examples will show that the use of genetic algorithms together with other optimization algorithms can produce results better than the bestknown for real problems. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the genetic algorithms described is their employment of multi-part chromosomes that are used at multiple stages in the building of a network design.