Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello

Departamento de Computación
Av. IPN Noo. 2508
Col. San Pedro Zacatenco
Mexico, D.F. 07360


DVP term expires December 2013

Carlos Artemio Coello Coello received a BSc in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas in Mexico in 1991 (graduating Summa Cum Laude), he was awarded a scholarship from the Mexican government to pursue graduate studies in Computer Science at Tulane University (in the USA). He received his MSc and a PhD in Computer Science in 1993 and 1996, respectively. His PhD thesis was one of the first in the field now called "evolutionary multiobjective optimization".

Dr. Coello has been a Senior Research Fellow in the Plymouth Engineering Design Centre (in England) and a Visiting Professor at DePauw University (in the USA). He is currently full professor at the Computer Science Department of CINVESTAV-IPN in Mexico City, Mexico.

Twenty years of Evoluntionary Multi-object Optimization 
Evolutionary algorithms have been successfully used to solve problems with 2 or more objective functions (called "multi-objective") during the last 20 years. This field is now called "Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization" and has become a very active research area, giving rise to a wide variety of algorithms, techniques to maintain diversity, selection mechanisms, archiving schemes, and applications, among other important contributions.

In this lecture, we will provide a general overview of this area, emphasizing the main research findings that have shaped the field, as well as its current research trends and its future challenges.