"Deb's book is complete, eminently readable, and the coverage is scholarly and thorough. It is my pleasure and duty to urge you to buy this book, read it, use it and enjoy it." (David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"...discusses two multi-objective optimization procedures, namely the ideal procedure and the preference-based one." (Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 970, 2001/20)
Excerpt from Preface: "...provides an extensive discussion on the principles of multi-objective optimization and on a number of classical approaches." (Mathematical Reviews, 2002)
"...As a survey, this book is exemplary and forms an essential resource for EMO researchers at the present time." (Siam Review, Vol.44, No.3, 2002)
"...a readable account of a topic of current interest in operational research." (Mathematika, No.48, 2001)
an outstandingly well-organized and clearly written account of the subject (The Mathematical Gazette, July 2003)
From the Back Cover
Evolutionary algorithms are very powerful techniques used to find solutions to real-world search and optimization problems. Many of these problems have multiple objectives, which leads to the need to obtain a set of optimal solutions, known as effective solutions. It has been found that using evolutionary algorithms is a highly effective way of finding multiple effective solutions in a single simulation run.
- Comprehensive coverage of this growing area of research
- Carefully introduces each algorithm with examples and in-depth discussion
- Includes many applications to real-world problems, including engineering design anf scheduling
- Accessible to those with limited knowledge of multi-objective optimization and evolutionary algorithms
This integrated presentation of theory, algorithms and examples will benefit those working and researching in the areas of optimization, optimal design anf evolutionary computing.
"Deb's book is complete, eminently readable, and the coverage is scholarly and thorough. It is my pleasure and duty to urge you to buy this book, read it, use it and enjoy it."
—David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA