Don't miss the chapter and the accompanying video of Craig Tovey's tutORial @ INFORMS2018:
"Nature-Inspired Heuristics: Overview and Critique"
Tovey: "Some of the more recently invented methods have exotic names such as roach infestation, shuffled frog-leaping, invasive weed optimization, and cuckoo search. This tutorial is a guide to the bewildering, burgeoning menagerie of such heuristics"
Some #DL authors: 🙈🙉🙊
Fun intermezzo: A guy here in Twitter explained to me what neural nets are!
That made my day today 🤣🤣🤣🤣
"[M]ore than a decade of research about harmony search has not revealed any other sort of novelty or has led to any new insights or significant contributions in the field of heuristics. In short, there is no reason for [it] to exist as a separate metaheuristic framework."
@MFischetti (thanks!) adds another worth reading paper to the collection:
"Metaheuristics—the metaphor exposed" by Kenneth Sörensen
Sörensen on 'new' algorithms: "[I]t seems that no idea is too far-fetched to serve as inspiration to launch yet another #metaheuristic. In this paper, we will argue that this line of research is threatening to lead the area of metaheuristics away from scientific rigor."