Using animal instincts to design efficient biomedical studies via particle swarm optimization

Jiaheng Qiu, Ray Bing Chen, Weichung Wang, Weng Kee Wong

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Abstract

Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is an increasingly popular metaheuristic algorithm for solving complex optimization problems. Its popularity is due to its repeated successes in finding an optimum or a near optimal solution for problems in many applied disciplines. The algorithm makes no assumption of the function to be optimized and for biomedical experiments like those presented here, PSO typically finds the optimal solutions in a few seconds of CPU time on a garden-variety laptop. We apply PSO to find various types of optimal designs for several problems in the biological sciences and compare PSO performance relative to the differential evolution algorithm, another popular metaheuristic algorithm in the engineering literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalSwarm and Evolutionary Computation
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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