The Cyclic Cutwidth Minimization Problem (CCMP) is a Graph Layout Problem that consists of finding an embedding of the vertices of a candidate graph in a host graph, in order to minimize the maximum cut of a host edge. In this case, the host graph is restricted to be a cycle. In this paper, we identify a new lower bound for the problem, and also a property which allows search procedures to drastically reduce the neighborhood size during the search. Additionally, we propose the use of an alternative objective function for min–max optimization problems, never used before in the context of the CCMP. These strategies have been combined within a multistart search procedure for this problem. The obtained method is compared with the state of the art for the CCMP using sets of problem instances previously published. Statistical tests indicate the merit of our proposal.
Computers & Operations Research
Artificial Intelligence Phd Student
Sergio Cavero was born Madrid (Spain) on September 24, 1997. He graduated in Software Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2019. During his undergraduate studies he made a stay at the University of Bradford (UK). In addition, he was awarded twice with the ‘Beca de Excelencia of the Comunidad de Madrid, and also awarded for the Best Final Degree Project. Later, he completed a Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence at the same university (UPM) obtaining awards for Best Academic Record (‘Premio José Cuena’) and Best Master’s Thesis. He academic results lend him be beneficiary of one of the ‘Ayudas Para la Formación de Profesorado Universitario (FPU)’, funded by the Spanish Government. He is currently carrying out his doctoral thesis at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, supervised by Professors Abraham Duarte and Eduardo G. Pardo. His main research interests focus on the interface among Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research. Most of his publications deal with the development of metaheuristics procedures for optimization problems modeled by graphs.
Miembro fundador del grupo de investigación GRAFO, cuya línea de investigación principal es el desarrollo de algoritmos para abordar problemas de optimización, temática sobre la que versa la Tesis Doctoral del investigador y en la que se enmarcan sus publicaciones más destacadas.
Abraham Duarte is Full Professor in the Computer Science Department at the Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain). He has done extensive research in the interface between computer science, artificial intelligence, and operations research to develop solution methods based on Computational Intelligence (metaheuristics) for practical problems in operations-management areas such as logistics and supply chains, telecommunications, decision-making under uncertainty and optimization of simulated systems.