Metaheuristics for Optimization Problems
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IE-OPIM Joint Graduate Seminar: Ceyda Oğuz (Koc University)

 “Metaheuristics for Optimization Problems

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 13:40 – 14:30
Location: FENS G035

Title: Metaheuristics for Optimization Problems.

Abstract:Metaheuristics are very popular for difficult optimization problems as efficient solution methodologies. In this talk, I will review most important metaheuristics for combinatorial optimization problems. After introducing several classifications, I will discuss common as well as special features of metaheuristics to identify the similarities and differences. I will present through examples how these features can be used in different environments and demonstrate the strengths of each metaheuristic.

Bio: Ceyda Oğuz is Professor of Industrial Engineering in College of Engineering at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. Before joining Koç University, she was a faculty member in the School of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, from 1993 to 2004. She received her Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey, and holds an M.S. degree (Bilkent University) and a B.S. degree (Middle East Technical University) both in Industrial Engineering. Prof. Oğuz conducts research in the areas of bioinformatics, logistics, and scheduling in manufacturing and computer systems. Her expertise includes algorithm design and system modeling as well as providing optimizing and/or approximate solutions to the complex systems by means of computational methods. Prof. Oğuz has participated in several research projects, which were funded by TUBITAK and jointly by the Hong Kong and the European governments, related to above fields. She has published in refereed journals such as Operations Research, Computers and Operations Research and European Journal of Operational Research. Prof. Oğuz took part in founding the “EURO Working Group on the Operational Research in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine” (EURO-CBBM) and acts as the secretary and the treasurer of the group since 2006.