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Mohamed, A. K., and A. W. Mohamed, "Real-Parameter Unconstrained Optimization Based on Enhanced AGDE Algorithm", Machine Learning Paradigms: Theory and Application, Cham, Springer International Publishing, pp. 431 - 450, 2019. Abstract

Adaptive guided differential evolution algorithm (AGDE) is a differential evolution (DE) algorithm that utilizes the information of good and bad vectors in the population, it introduced a novel mutation rule in order to balance effectively the exploration and exploitation tradeoffs. It divided the population into three clusters (best, better and worst) with sizes 100p%, NP − 2 * 100% and 100% respectively. where p is the proportion of the partition with respect to the total number of individuals in the population (NP). AGDE selects three random individuals, one of each partition to implement the mutation process. Besides, a novel adaptation scheme was proposed in order to update the value of crossover rate without previous knowledge about the characteristics of the problems. This paper introduces enhanced AGDE (EAGDE) with non-linear population size reduction, which gradually decreases the population size according to a non-linear function. Moreover, a newly developed rule developed to determine the initial population size, that is related to the dimensionality of the problems. The performance of the proposed algorithm is evaluated using CEC2013 benchmarks and the results are compared with the state-of-art DE and non-DE algorithms, the results showed a great competitiveness for the proposed algorithm over the other algorithms, and the original AGDE.

Mohamed, A. W., and P. N. Suganthan, Real-parameter unconstrained optimization based on enhanced fitness-adaptive differential evolution algorithm with novel mutation, , vol. 22, issue 10, pp. 3215 - 3235, 2018. AbstractWebsite

This paper presents enhanced fitness-adaptive differential evolution algorithm with novel mutation (EFADE) for solving global numerical optimization problems over continuous space. A new triangular mutation operator is introduced. It is based on the convex combination vector of the triplet defined by the three randomly chosen vectors and the difference vectors between the best, better and the worst individuals among the three randomly selected vectors. Triangular mutation operator helps the search for better balance between the global exploration ability and the local exploitation tendency as well as enhancing the convergence rate of the algorithm through the optimization process. Besides, two novel, effective adaptation schemes are used to update the control parameters to appropriate values without either extra parameters or prior knowledge of the characteristics of the optimization problem. In order to verify and analyze the performance of EFADE, numerical experiments on a set of 28 test problems from the CEC2013 benchmark for 10, 30 and 50 dimensions, including a comparison with 12 recent DE-based algorithms and six recent evolutionary algorithms, are executed. Experimental results indicate that in terms of robustness, stability and quality of the solution obtained, EFADE is significantly better than, or at least comparable to state-of-the-art approaches with outstanding performance.

Mohamed, A. W., "RDEL: restart differential evolution algorithm with local search mutation for global numerical optimization", Egyptian Informatics Journal, vol. 15, no. 3: Elsevier, pp. 175–188, 2014. Abstract
Mohamed, A. W., H. Z. Sabry, and T. Abd-Elaziz, "Real parameter optimization by an effective differential evolution algorithm", Egyptian Informatics Journal, vol. 14, no. 1: Elsevier, pp. 37–53, 2013. Abstract