NEO Paper in GECCO’23 Conference

Francisco Chicano, Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI and Gabriel Luque, members of the NEO research group have been accepted a paper on quantum computing titled “An Efficient QAOA via a Polynomial QPU-Needless Approach” in the second edition of the workshop on Quantum Optimisation within the prestigious Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in Lisbon on July 15-19, 2023.

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NEO Team Presenting at OLA’23

Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI, a researcher member of the NEO research group has presented, during the International Conference in Optimization and Learning (published by Springer), a work he has made jointly with José Ángel Morell Martínez, Francisco Chicano, Gabriel Luque and Enrique Alba: “Time Series Forecasting for Parking Occupancy: Case Study of Malaga and Birmingham Cities”.

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The OLA Conference is Here: 1st Day Highlights!

Both Prof. Francisco Chicano from the NEO group (UMA) and Prof. El-Ghazali Talbi, from the University of Lille and INRIA, have inaugurated the International Conference on Optimisation and Learning (OLA). This first day has been marked by several presentations that have generated a lot of interest and discussions among the participants and the audience as…

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2nd Edition of Quantum Optimisation Workshop

Francisco Chicano, a member of the NEO research group is organising, the 15th to the 19th of July 2023, the second edition of the workshop on Quantum Optimisation within the prestigious Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). For more details, please refer to the workshop website.

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Workshop on Quantum Artificial Intelligence (QAI)

Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI, a member of the NEO research group is organising, the 27th and 28th of July 2023, together with Professor Giovanni Acampora from the Physics department “Ettore Pancini” – University of Naples Federico II (Italy), a workshop on Quantum Artificial Intelligence in Naples, Italy. This workshop is supported by the Emerging Technology Award…

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International Conference on Optimisation and Learning

The NEO group is organising, from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2023, the International Conference on Optimisation and Learning (OLA2023). This conference focuses on the future challenges of optimization and learning methods and their applications. For more details, please refer to OLA’s official website.

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Quantum Artificial Intelligence Course

The NEO members Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI, Francisco Chicano, Gabriel Luque from the University of Malaga and their collaborator Rodrigo Gil-Merino y Rubio from the UNIR are teaching a course on quantum artificial intelligence within the General Fundation of the University of Malaga (FGUMA) from February to June 2022.

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Quantum Artificial Intelligence Special Session (CEC’23)

The NEO members Zakaria Abdelmoiz DAHI, Francisco Chicano and Gabriel Luque are organising a special session on Quantum Artificial Intelligence that will take place at the IEEE 2023 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC’23), on July 1st-5th, 2023 in Chicago, USA and published by IEEE. For more details, please visit: https://neo-research-group.github.io/qai-cec2023/

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NEO Papers Accepted in CAEPIA

10 scientific works of the NEO group have been accepted in the 19th edition of the Conference of the Spanish Association of Artificial Intelligence (CAEPIA). Here is a pick of some of them: A Survey on Quantum Computer Simulators: Zakaria Abdelmoiz Dahi, Enrique Alba, Rodrigo Gil-Merino, Francisco Chicano and Gabriel Luque. Quantum Computing: Present and…

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A New GPU Infrastructure for AI

The new Exascale Laboratory will allow enhanced research and high quality publications for NEO ! https://www.diariosur.es/cronica-universitaria/laboratorio-exaescalable-infraestructura-20210420000449-ntvo.html

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Paper selected for Editor’s Choice of EJOR

The paper “Incorporating Decision-Maker’s Preferences into the AutomaticConfiguration of Bi-Objective Optimisation Algorithms” was selected as one of the Editor’s Choice Articles of the European Journal of Operational Research (Q1/IF:4.213), January, 2021.

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Nomination for best conference papers in EvoStar 2021

Two articles of the group have been nominated as best paper in EvoCOP: Hybridization of Racing Methods with Evolutionary Operators for Simulation Optimization of Traffic Lights Programs Christian Cintrano, Javier Ferrer, Manuel López-Ibáñez and Enrique Alba and EvoApps: Improving Efficiency and Diversity by Using Metaheuristics plus Integer Linear Programming Miguel Ángel Domínguez Ríos, Francisco Chicano…

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Outstanding Students of EvoStar 2021

Two of the doctoral students in our group: Christian Cintrano and Miguel Ángel Domínguez Ríos, have been nominated as Oustanding Students in EvoStar due to the good scores obtained in their papers. http://www.evostar.org/2021/outstanding-students-of-2021/

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Evolución natural para regular los semáforos: Fundación Descubre, La Opinion, Sur, 20 minutos, Europa Press

https://fundaciondescubre.es/noticias/aplican-algoritmos-basados-en-la-evolucion-natural-para-regular-los-semaforos-de-las-ciudades-y-evitar-atascos/ https://www.laopiniondemalaga.es/malaga/2020/06/23/disenan-uma-sistema-regular-semaforos/1173838.html https://www.diariosur.es/malaga-capital/investigadores-disenan-sistema-20200623142943-nt.html https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4300944/0/investigadores-de-la-uma-disenan-un-sistema-para-regular-los-semaforos-y-reducir-atascos-y-contaminacion/ https://www.europapress.es/andalucia/malaga-00356/noticia-investigadores-uma-disenan-sistema-inteligente-regular-semaforos-reducir-atascos-contaminacion-20200623092517.html

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Eco-IoT en la prensa: Europa Press, La Opinión, ABC, La Vanguardia

https://www.europapress.es/andalucia/malaga-00356/noticia-disenan-contenedores-inteligentes-reducir-reutilizar-residuos-plastico-hoteles-20200615145133.html https://www.laopiniondemalaga.es/malaga/2020/06/16/disenan-contenedor-inteligente-residuos-plasticos/1172275.html https://agencias.abc.es/noticia.asp?noticia=3407255 https://www.lavanguardia.com/tecnologia/20200615/481789164734/disenan-un-contenedor-inteligente-para-reducir-residuos-plasticos-en-hoteles.html

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Firma de convenio con el Ayuntamiento de Fuengirola para mejorar y optimizar la seguridad en la ciudad

La Universidad de Málaga y el Ayuntamiento de Fuengirola firmaron ayer un convenio de colaboración para avanzar en la investigación aplicada de las ciudades inteligentes. En concreto, con este acuerdo se busca beneficiar a los ciudadanos de Fuengirola con los resultados en I+D+i del grupo de investigación de la UMA ‘NEO’, relacionados con la  aplicación de…

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Europa Press: Reseña prensa

http://www.europapress.es/andalucia/malaga-00356/noticia-investigadores-uma-disenan-herramientas-inteligentes-mejorar-movilidad-reducir-atascos-20170214161515.html

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Premio en INCoS 2016

Premio INCoS 2016 al mejor trabajo por Optimal Allocation of Public Parking Slots Using Evolutionary Algorithms, realizado por J. Arellano y E. Alba

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Best Paper en GECCO 2016

Premio GECCO-MO track al mejor trabajo por A Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm based on Parallel Coordinates, realizado por C. Coello, R. Hernández, E. Alba. 2016

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RNE Programa Ciudadano García: Entrevista al Doctor Alba (2:15)

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/esto-me-suena-las-tardes-del-ciudadano-garcia/esto-suena-2-070214/2384407/#aHR0cDovL3d3dy5ydHZlLmVzL2FsYWNhcnRhL2ludGVybm8vY29udGVudHRhYmxlLnNodG1sP3BicT05Jm9yZGVyQ3JpdGVyaWE9REVTQyZtb2RsPVRPQyZsb2NhbGU9ZXMmcGFnZVNpemU9MTUmY3R4PTIzNjkwJmFkdlNlYXJjaE9wZW49ZmFsc2U=

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Premio “Juan López de Peñalver”

Premio “Juan López de Peñalver” Área de Ingeniería y Arquitectura FGUMA (accésit), por el trabajo Optimal Cycle Program of Traffic Lights With Particle Swarm Optimization por J.M. García-Nieto, C. Olivera y E. Alba

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Second prize in the Doctoral Consortium 2013

Second prize awarded by the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (AEPIA) in the Doctoral Consortium 2013 to Jamal Toutouh in recognizing the studies in his PhD Thesis “Natural Computing in Vehicular Networks”. 2013

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Premio extraordinario de doctorado

La tesis doctoral “Metaheurísticas e Ingeniería del Software” realizada por Francisco Chicano y dirigida por Enrique Alba ha sido galardonada con el premio extraordinario de doctorado de la Universidad de Málaga. 2011

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Premio a la mejor tesis doctoral

Premio a la mejor tesis doctoral concedido por la Academia Nacional de Ingeniería de Uruguay realizada por Sergio Nesmachnow y dirigida por E. Alba y H. Cancela, titulada “Parallel evolutionary algorithms for scheduling on heterogeneous computing and grid environments”.2010

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Premio “Juan López de Peñalver” 2009

III EDICIÓN DE LOS PREMIOS DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA FUNDACIÓN GENERAL DE LA UMA. Premio “Juan López de Peñalver” al mejor trabajo publicado en el área de Tecnologías e Ingenierías. F. Luna, A. J. Nebro, E. Alba, J. J. Durillo, Solving large-scale real-world telecomunication problems using a grid-based genetic algorithm, 40(11):1067-1084, 2008

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Premio “Juan López de Peñalver” 2008

II EDICIÓN DE LOS PREMIOS DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA FUNDACIÓN GENERAL DE LA UMA. Accésit al premio “Juan López de Peñalver” al mejor trabajo publicado en el área de Tecnologías e Ingenierías. F. Luna, A. J. Nebro, E. Alba, Observations in Using Grid-enabled Technologies for Solving Multi-objective Optimization Problems. Parallel Computing, 32(5): 377-393, 2006.

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Best Paper GECCO 2008

PREMIO INTERNACIONAL al mejor artículo de la sesión Search-Based Software Engineering en la conferencia GECCO 2008. GECCO 2008 Best Paper Awards. F. Chicano, E. Alba, Searching for Liveness Property Violations in Concurrent Systems with ACO, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO08), pp. 1727-1734, Atlanta, USA

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Premio “DIARIO EL PAÍS” 01/02

Dirección del PFC ganador del premio “DIARIO EL PAÍS” 01/02 titulado Esqueletos de Código para la Resolución de Problemas Combinatorios en Sistemas Paralelos LAN y WAN. 2002

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