Publications

Highlighted Papers

  • IEEE TEVC Most Popular Article (NSGA-II):

    Deb. K , Amrit Pratap, Sameer Agarwal and T. Meyarivan (2000). A Fast and Elitist Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm-NSGA-II. [BibTex] [Link]


  • IEEE TEVC Second Most Popular Article (NSGA-III Part-1):

    Deb, K. and Jain, H. (2013). An evolutionary many-objective optimization algorithm using reference-point-based nondominated sorting approach, part I: solving problems with box constraints. [BibTex] [Link]



Technical Reports published by COIN Lab

This page contains a partial list of technical reports published by COIN Lab for various journals and conferences.

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This page lists and provides links to Technical Reports of COIN Lab. Before August 2013, the technical reports were published as KanGAL Reports. Many of these reports were eventually published in Journals and Conference Proceedings. While citing these studies, we would appreciate if the corresponding journal/conference papers (Click Here) can be cited, instead of these technical reports.


Technical Reports
  • Blank, J. and Deb, K. (January, 2022). Parameter Tuning and Control: A Case Study on Differential Evolution With Polynomial Mutation. COIN Report No. 2022001. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 458KB)]

  • Toscano, G., Hernendez-Suarez, J. S., Blank. J., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Deb, K. and Linker, L. (January, 2022). Large-scale Multi-objective Optimization for Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Watershed. COIN Report No. 2022002. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 458KB)]

  • Deb, K., Lu. Z., Kropp, I., Hernandez-Suarez, J. S., Hussein, R., Miller, S., and Nejadhashemi, A. P. (February, 2022). Minimizing Expected Deviation in Upper-level Outcomes Due to Lower-level Decision-making in Hierarchical Multi-objective Optimization Problems. COIN Report No. 2022003. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 2.10MB)]

  • Blank, J. and Deb, K. (February, 2022). GPSAF: A Generalized Probabilistic Surrogate-Assisted Framework for Constrained Single- and Multi-objective Optimization. COIN Report No. 2022004. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 691KB)]

  • Blank, J. (April, 2022). Solving Computationally Expensive Problems Using Surrogate-assisted Optimization: Methods and Applications. (PhD Dissertation). COIN Report No. 2022005. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 6.98MB)]

  • Mittal, S., Saxena, D. K., Deb, K. and Goodman, E. D. (July, 2022). A Unified Innovized Progress Operator for Performance Enhancement in Evolutionary Multi- and Many-objective Optimization. COIN Report No. 2022006. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.13MB)]



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  • Dhebar, Y. (January, 2021). Interpretable artificial intelligence using nonlnear decision trees. Doctoral Dissertation. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA. COIN Report No. 2021001. [To be available for download at a later time]

  • Saxena, D. K., Mittal, S., Kapoor, S., and Deb, K. (January, 2021). A Localized High Fidelity Dominance based Many-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm. COIN Report No. 2021002. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 580KB)]

  • Mittal, S., Saxena, D. K., Deb, K., and Goodman, E. D. (February, 2021). A Learning-based Innovized Progress Operator for Faster Convergence in Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization. COIN Report No. 2021003. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.17MB)]

  • Ghosh, A., Deb, K., Goodman, E. D., and Averill, R. C. (March, 2021). An Innovization-based Evolutionary Algorithm Framework for Large-Scale Practical Multi-Objective Optimization Problems. COIN Report No. 2021004. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 742KB)]

  • Blank, J. and Deb, K., (March, 2021). PSA: A Family of Probabilistic Surrogate-Assisted Algorithms]{PSA: A Family of Probabilistic Surrogate-Assisted Algorithms for single-objective optimization. COIN Report No. 2021005. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 816KB)]

  • Talukder, A. K. M. and Deb, K., (March, 2021). Visualization of H_(k-1) Homology Groups of k-dimensional Pareto-optimal Front Using PaletteViz. COIN Report No. 2021006. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 3.88MB)]

  • Lopes, C. L., Martins, F. V. C., Wanner, E. F., and Deb, K., (March, 2021). Approximate MIP-DoM Calculation for Multi-objective Optimization using Affinity Propagation Clustering Algorithm. COIN Report No. 2021007. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 816KB)]

  • Blank, J. and Deb, K., (March, 2021). SOLVeR: A Blueprint for Collaborative Optimization in Practice. COIN Report No. 2021008. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 172KB)]>

  • Suresh, A., Kongmanee, J., Deb, K., and Boddeti, V. (March, 2021). Multi-objective Coevolution and Decision-makingfor Cooperative and Competitive Environments. COIN Report No. 2021009. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 2.07MB)]

  • Sharma, S., Blank, J., Deb, K., and Panigrahi, B. K. (March, 2021). Ensembled Crossover based Evolutionary Algorithm for Single and Multi-objective Optimization. COIN Report No. 2021010. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 553KB)]

  • Mendes, R. S., Wanner, E. F., Martins, F. V. C., and Deb, K., (March, 2021). Aggregation or Selection? Clustering Many Objectives for Vehicle Routing Problem with Demand Responsive Transport. COIN Report No. 2021011. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 553KB)]



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  • Tutum, C. C., Baran, I. and Deb, K. (September, 2013). Optimum Design of Pultrusion Process via Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization. COIN Report No. 2013001. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 2.05GB)]

  • Mkaouer, W., Kessentini, M., Bechikh, S., Deb, K. and Cinnelde, M. O. (September, 2013). High Dimensional Search-based Software Engineering: Finding Tradeoffs among 15 Objectives for Automating Software Refactoring using NSGA-III. COIN Report No. 2013002. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 735KB)] (Note: NSGA-III papers can be downloaded from this site -- KanGAL Reports 2012009 and 2012010).

  • Mkaouer, W., Kessentini, M., Bechikh, S., Cinneide, M. O., and Deb, K. (September, 2013). Software Refactoring Under Uncertainty: A Robust Multi-Objective Approach. COIN Report No. 2013003. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 885KB)] (Note: Another basic robust multi-objective optimization study can be downloaded from this site -- KanGAL Report 2004016).

  • Sinha, A., Malo, P., and Deb, K. (September, 2013). Evolutionary Bilevel Optimization: A Tutorial. COIN Report No. 2013004. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 4.09GB)] (Note: A number of fundamental papers on Bilevel single and multi-objective optimization studies can be downloaded from this site (see 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013 reports)).

  • Mansoor, U., Kessentini, M., Bechikh, S. and Deb, K. (October, 2013). Code-Smells Detection using Good and Bad Software Design Examples. COIN Report No. 2013005. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 865KB)]

  • Sahin, D., Kessentini, M., Bechikh, S. and Deb, K. (November, 2013). Code-Smells Detection as a Bi-Level Problem. COIN Report No. 2013006. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.45GB)]

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  • Deb, K., Bandaru, S., Greiner, D., Gaspar-Cunha A., and Tutum, C. C. (January, 2012). An Integrated Approach to Automated Innovization for Discovering Useful Design Principles: Three Engineering Case Studies. KanGAL Report No.2012001. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 509KB)]

  • Deb, K., Bandaru, S. and Tutum, C. C. (March, 2012). Temporal Evolution of Design Principles in Engineering Systems: Analogies with Human Evolution. KanGAL Report No.2012002. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 412KB)]

  • Sinha, A., Malo, P. and Deb, K. (March, 2012). Unconstrained Scalable Test Problems for Single-Objective Bilevel Optimization. KanGAL Report No.2012003. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 203KB)]

  • Sinha, A., Pandey, A. and Deb, K. (March, 2012). Solving High Objective Problems in Fixed Interactions with the Decision Maker. KanGAL Report No.2012004. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 141KB)]

  • Datta, R. and Deb, K. (March, 2012). An Adaptive Normalization based Constrained Handling Methodology with Hybrid Bi-Objective and Penalty Function Approach. KanGAL Report No.2012005. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 129KB)]

  • Datta, R., Bittermann, M., and Deb, K. and Ciftcioglu, O. (March, 2012). Probabilistic Constraint Handling in the Framework of Joint Evolutionary-Classical Optimization with Engineering Applications. KanGAL Report No.2012006. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.6MB)]

  • Siegmund, F., Ng, A. H. C., and Deb, K. (March, 2012). Finding a preferred diverse set of Pareto-optimal solutions for a limited number of function calls. KanGAL Report No.2012007. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.18MB)]

  • Bhardwaj, P., Dasgupta, B., and Deb, K. (May, 2012). Modeling Pareto-Optimal Set Using B-Spline Basis Functions. KanGAL Report No.2012008. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.56MB)]

  • Deb, K. and Jain, H. (June, 2012). An Improved NSGA-II Procedure for Many-Objective Optimization, Part I: Solving Problems with Box Constraints. KanGAL Report No. 2012009. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.16MB)]

  • Jain, H. and Deb, K. (June, 2012). An Improved NSGA-II Procedure for Many-Objective Optimization, Part II: Handling Constraints and Extending to an Adaptive Approach. KanGAL Report No. 2012010. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.88MB)]

  • Deb, K., Dhebar, Y. and Pavan, N. V. R. (July, 2012). Non-Uniform Mapping in Binary-Coded Genetic Algorithms. KanGAL Report No. 2012011. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 246KB)]

  • Bandaru, S., Gaur, A., Deb, K., Khare, V. and Chougule, R. (July, 2012) Development, Analysis and Applications of a Quantitative Methodology for Assessing Customer Satisfaction Using Evolutionary Optimization. KanGAL Report No. 2012012. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 617KB)]

  • Ahmed, F., Bhattacharya, B., and Deb, K. (July, 2012) Constructive Solid Geometry Based Topology Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms. KanGAL Report No. 2012013. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 3.33MB)]

  • Padhye, N., Deb, K. and Mittal. P. (July, 2012). Boundary handling approaches in particle swarm optimization. KanGAL Report No. 2012014. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 864KB)]

  • Bandaru, S. and Deb, K. (July, 2012). A Dimensionally-Aware Genetic Programming Architecture for Automated Innovization. KanGAL Report No. 2012015. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 525KB)]

  • Deb, K. and Deb, D. (August, 2012). Analyzing Mutation Schemes for Real-Parameter Genetic Algorithms. KanGAL Report No. 2012016. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 252KB)]

  • Siegmund, F., Bernedixen, J., Pehrsson, L., Ng, A. H. C., and Deb, K. (August, 2012). Reference point based evolutionary multi-objective optimization for industrial systems simulation. KanGAL Report No. 2012017. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.25MB)]

  • Ahmed, F., Deb, K., Bhattacharya, B. (October, 2012). Structural topology optimization using multi-objective genetic algorithm with constructive solid geometry representation. KanGAL Report No. 2012018. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 8.79MB)]

  • Ng, A., H. C., Dudas, C., Pehrsson, L., and Deb, K. (November, 2012). Knowledge discovery in production simulation by interleaving multi-objective optimization and data mining. KanGAL Report No. 2012019. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.56MB)] (Received Best Paper Award in SPS12 Conference held in Linkoping, Sweden, 6-8 November 2012)



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Technical Reports (Incomplete List)

  • Deb, K., and Sinha, A. (March, 2009). An Efficient and Accurate Solution Methodology for Bilevel Multi-Objective Programming Problems Using a Hybrid Evolutionary-Local-Search Algorithm KanGAL Report No.2009001. [BibTex] [postscript format (download size 2.80KB)]

  • Sharma, D., Deb, K., and Kishore, N. N. (June, 2009). Developing Multiple Topologies of Path Generating Compliant Mechanism (PGCM) using Evolutionary Optimization”. [BibTex] KanGAL Report No. 2009002. [pdf format (download size 480KB)].

  • Sharma, D., Deb, K., and Kishore, N. N. (July, 2009). Advancement of Path Generating Compliant Mechanisms (PGCM) Topologies by Initial Population Strategy of Customized Evolutionary Algorithm. [BibTex] KanGAL Report No. 2009003. [pdf format (download size 761KB)].

  • Sharma, D., Deb, K., and Kishore, N. N. (June, 2009). Customized Evolutionary Optimization of Compliant Mechanism to Generate Multiple Light Weight Topologies. [BibTex] KanGAL Report No. 2009004. [pdf format (download size 570KB)].

  • Deb, K., Sinha, A., Korhonen, P. and Wallenius, J. (September, 2009).a An Interactive Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization Method Based on Progressively Approximated Value Functions. [BibTex] KanGAL Report No. 2009005. [pdf format (download size 760KB)].

  • Deb, K., Saha, A. (December, 2009). Multimodal Optimization Using a Bi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm. [BibTex] KanGAL Report No. 2009006. [pdf format (download size 3.04MB)].

  • Padhye, N., Kalia, S. and Deb, K., (December, 2009). Multi-Objective Optimization and Multi-Criteria Decision Making For FDM Using Evolutionary Approaches. [BibTex] KanGAL Report No. 2009007. [pdf format (download size 1.01MB)].

  • Padhye, N., Kalia, S. and Deb, K., (December, 2009). Multi-objective Optimisation and Multi-criteria Decision Making in SLS Using Evolutionary Approaches. [BibTex] KanGAL Report No. 2009008. [pdf format (download size 1.46MB)].

  • Dutta, J., Deb, K., Arora, R. and Tulshyan, R. (December, 2009). Approximate KKT Points for Iterates of an Optimizer. [BibTex] KanGAL Report No. 2009009. [pdf format (download size 203KB)].



Technical Reports
  • Sharma, D., Deb, K., and Kishore, N. N.(January, 2008). A Domain-Specific Crossover And a Helper Objective for Generating Minimum Weight Compliant Mechanisms. KanGAL Report No.2008001. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 304KB)]

  • Sharma, D., Deb, K., and Kishore, N. N.(January, 2008). An Improved Initial Population Strategy for Compliant Mechanism Designs Using Evolutionary Optimization. KanGAL Report No.2008002. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 689K)]

  • Kodali, S. P., Bandaru, S., Deb, K., Munshi, P. and Kishore, N. N.(February, 2008). Applicability of Genetic Algorithms to Reconstruction of Projected Data from Ultrasonic Tomography. KanGAL Report No. 2008003. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 1.137MB)]

  • Deb, K., Miettinen, K. (September, 2008). A Review of Nadir Point Estimation Procedures Using Evolutionary Approaches: A Tale of Dimensionality Reduction. KanGAL Report No. 2008004. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 108K)]

  • Deb, K., Sinha, A., (October, 2008). Solving Bilevel Multi-Objective Optimization Problems Using Evolutionary Algorithms. KanGAL Report No. 2008005. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 373K)]

  • Sinha, A., Deb, K., (November, 2008). Towards Understanding Evolutionary Bilevel Multi-Objective Optimization Algorithm. KanGALReport No. 2008006. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 874K)]

  • Kodali, S. P., Deb, K., Bandaru, S., Munshi, P. and Kishore, N. N.(November, 2008). Simulation Studies on a Genetic Algorithm Based Tomographic Reconstruction Using Time-of-Flight Data from Ultrasound Transmission Tomography. KanGAL Report No. 2008007. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 466K)]

  • Cabello, J. M., Cejudo, J. M., Luque, M., Ruiz, F. R., Deb, K., Tewari, R. (November, 2008). Optimization of the Sizing of a Solar Thermal Electricity Plant: Mathematical Programming Versus Genetic Algorithms. KanGAL Report No. 2008008. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 980K)]

  • Deb, K., Miettinen, K., Sharma, D. (November, 2008). A Hybrid Integrated Multi-Objective Optimization Procedure for Estimating Nadir Point. KanGAL Report No. 2008009. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 198K)]

  • Deb, K., Sinha, A., (December, 2008). Constructing Test Problems for Bilevel Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization. KanGAL Report No. 2008010. [BibTex] [pdf format (download size 914KB)]



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