Best Paper Award

for interdisciplinary research


An interdisciplinary Team of TU Darmstadt was awarded a “Best Paper Award” for their research in the area of “Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics” during the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO2021) . The GECCO conference series is a prime (A ranked venue in the field of evolutionary programming – a subfield of artificial intelligence. The team of researchers extended a so called genetic algorithm by a memory mechanism that increased the optimization performance to a surprising degree. A. Worring is student of Computational Engineering, B. Mayer is a PhD student in physics and works at the Lichtenberg-supercomputer of the TU Darmstadt , and K. Hamacher is Professor in the Depts. of Biology, Physics, and Computer Science.

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