A Differential Evolution for Optimisation in Noisy Environment

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dc.contributor.author Neri, Ferrante en
dc.contributor.author Caponio, A. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-09T08:41:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-09T08:41:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05
dc.identifier.citation Neri, F. and Caponio, A. (2010) A Differential Evolution for Optimisation in Noisy Environment. International Journal of Bio-inspired Computation, 2 (3-4), pp. 152-168 en
dc.identifier.issn 1758-0366
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6732
dc.description.abstract This paper proposes a novel variant of differential evolution (DE) tailored to the optimisation of noisy fitness functions. The proposed algorithm, namely noise analysis differential evolution (NADE), combines the stochastic properties of a randomised scale factor and a statistically rigorous test which supports one-to-one spawning survivor selection that automatically selects a proper sample size and then selects, among parent and offspring, the most promising solution. The actions of these components are separately analysed and their combined effect on the algorithmic performance is studied by means of a set of numerous and various test functions perturbed by Gaussian noise. Various noise amplitudes are considered in the result section. The performance of the NADE has been extensively compared with a classical algorithm and two modern metaheuristics designed for optimisation in the presence of noise. Numerical results show that the proposed NADE has very good performance with most of the problems considered in the benchmark set. The NADE seems to be able to detect high quality solutions despite the noise and display high performance in terms of robustness. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Inderscience en
dc.subject differential evolution en
dc.subject DE en
dc.subject randomised scale factor en
dc.subject noise analysis en
dc.subject noisy environment en
dc.subject noisy fitness function en
dc.title A Differential Evolution for Optimisation in Noisy Environment en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBIC.2010.033085
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computational Intelligence en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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