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Title: Information sharing impact of stochastic diffusion search on population-based algorithms
Author: al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid
ISNI:       0000 0004 2713 0315
Awarding Body: Goldsmiths, University of London
Current Institution: Goldsmiths College (University of London)
Date of Award: 2011
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This work introduces a generalised hybridisation strategy which utilises the information sharing mechanism deployed in Stochastic Diffusion Search when applied to a number of population-based algorithms, effectively merging this nature-inspired algorithm with some population-based algorithms. The results reported herein demonstrate that the hybrid algorithm, exploiting information-sharing within the population, improves the optimisation capability of some well-known optimising algorithms, including Particle Swarm Optimisation, Differential Evolution algorithm and Genetic Algorithm. This hybridisation strategy adds the information exchange mechanism of Stochastic Diffusion Search to any population-based algorithm without having to change the implementation of the algorithm used, making the integration process easy to adopt and evaluate. Additionally, in this work, Stochastic Diffusion Search has also been deployed as a global optimisation algorithm, and the optimisation capability of two newly introduced minimised variants of Particle Swarm algorithms is investigated.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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