I am Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra. I received my PhD in Computer Science from TU Darmstadt in 2005 and my MSc in Systems Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Algarve in 2001.

My research interests are within algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems. I have been working on basic questions that arise on solution techniques to problems with several objectives of conflicting nature - so called multiobjective optimization - see my publications about this topic. I am also keen on applying these concepts to real-life problems - see MOSAL.

See my personal webpage to learn more about the research I am doing or to contact me.

Some news:

  • I am Area Editor of the new journal ACM Transactions on Evolutionary Learning and Optimization.
  • I will be chair of EvoCOP 2020 in Sevilla with C. Zarges and track chair of ECOM at GECCO 2020 in Cancun with F. Chicano. 
  • Congrats to F. Chicano, G. Ochoa, D. Whitley and R. Tinós for the EvoCOP 2019 Best Paper Award with the article Quasi-optimal recombination operator!
  • "Optimization of service placement with fairness" with N. Godinho and M. Curado was accepted to IEEE ISCC.
  • "A combinatorial branch and bound for the min-max regret spanning tree problem" with N. Godinho was accepted to SEA^2.
  • MOCO-SEARCH - a 3-year FCT/CNRS PICS project with University of Lille was approved for funding.
  • If you are interested on doing a joint PhD on topics of optimization in Coimbra and in Kaiserslautern, check this opportunity.
  • I am organizing training sessions for competitive programming - if you are a student and like to code, feel free to reach me to know more about this.

Luís Paquete
Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra
Pólo II, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal

Phone: +351 239 790 049
Fax: +351 239 701 266
E-mail: paquete (at) dei.uc.pt

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