About Rigorous Research
The Rigorous Research team was established in March 2015 in the Algorithms research group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. It is led by Dr. Pietro S. Oliveto. Rigorous Research focuses on understanding how computers may imitate processes occurring successfully in nature to automatically solve complex computational problems.
A tutorial on the computational complexity analysis of genetic programming will be presented by Pietro S. Oliveto and Andrei Lissovoi.
We are organising the ImAppNIO working group 3 (WG3) Black Box Discrete Optimization Benchmarking Workshop at PPSN.
A Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation journal on Theoretical Foundations of Evolutionary Computation has been approved (co-editors: P.S. Oliveto, Anne Auger, Francisco Chicano, Carlos Fonseca). (Download Call For Papers)
The submission process is currently open, and submitted papers are handled immediately. Submission Final Deadline: 1 October 2018.
We invite both practitioners and theoreticians to contribute to the set of benchmarks currently being set up by working group 3 (WG3) of the COST Action. To contribute, join WG3 by e-mailing Pietro S. Oliveto.
An introductory tutorial to the runtime analysis of evolutionary algorithms was presented by Pietro S. Oliveto and Per Kristian Lehre.
We organised the ImAppNIO working group 3 (WG3) Black Box Discrete Optimization Benchmarking Workshop at GECCO.
The Gentle Introduction to the Time Complexity Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms tutorial was presented by Pietro S. Oliveto.
We presented the On the Time and Space Complexity of Genetic Programming for Evolving Boolean Conjunctions paper by A. Lissovoi and P.S. Oliveto.
Frank Neumann presented the Parameterized Analysis of Bio-inspired Computing keynote on November 28th at FOCI.
The Gentle Introduction to the Time Complexity Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms (slides PDF) tutorial was presented by Pietro S. Oliveto on November 27th.
- September 8th–18th, 2018.
Join Rigorous ResearchPhD positions are currently available.
We provide the necessary support for postdoctoral Marie Curie Fellowship applications. Qualified individuals with appropriate research plans can send an email to Pietro Oliveto.
If you would like to visit us as a guest researcher, contact Pietro Oliveto.
Current Research Topics
On the benefits and risks of using fitness sharing for multimodal optimisation [open access]
Fast Artificial Immune Systems
D. Corus, P. S. Oliveto, D. Yazdani.
Artificial Immune Systems Can Find Arbitrarily Good Approximations for the NP-Hard Partition Problem
On the Runtime Analysis of Selection Hyper-Heuristics with Adaptive Learning Periods [pdf]