Jorge Tavares

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Hi, my name is Jorge Tavares and I am a Computer Science PhD student, in the area of Evolutionary Computation, at the University of Coimbra.

The main topic of my thesis is to study the influence of genetic representations on complex combinatorial optimization problems. At the present, I am applying fitness landscapes analysis to a set of linear and non-linear representations for different problems.

This study is related to one of my main interests for future research: self-organizing evolutionary algorithms. The objective is to provide a basic representation framework for developing and studying these types of algorithms. Also, I would like to explore links between complex systems (mainly self-organization and regulatory networks) with the problem of evolving representations in evolutionary algorithms.