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**“Regularized Continuous Estimation of Distribution Algorithms”**

by H. Karshenas, R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

*Applied Soft Computing*, 2013. Accepted for publication.

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**“On the Taxonomy of Optimization Problems under Estimation of Distribution Algorithms”**

by C. Echegoyen, A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

*Evolutionary Computation*, 2013.

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**“Network measures for information extraction in evolutionary algorithms”**

by R. Santana, R. Armañanzas, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

*International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems*, 2013.

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**“A Review on Evolutionary Algorithms in Bayesian Network Learning and Inference Tasks”**

by P. Larrañaga, H. Karshenas, C. Bielza, and R. Santana.

*Information Sciences*, 2013.

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**“MOA - Markovian Optimisation Algorithm”**

by S. Shakya and R. Santana.

In *Markov Networks in Evolutionary Computation*, (S. Shakya and R. Santana, eds.), 2012, pp. 39-53.

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**“Toward Understanding EDAs Based on Bayesian Networks Through a Quantitative Analysis”**

by C. Echegoyen, A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

*IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation*, vol. 16, no. 2, 2012, pp. 173-189.

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**“Structural transfer using EDAs: An application to multi-marker tagging SNP selection”**

by Roberto Santana, A. Mendiburu, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the 2012 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2012*, (Brisbane, Australia), 2012, pp. 3484-3491.

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**“Regularized logistic regression and multi-objective variable selection for classifying MEG data”**

by R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

*Biological Cybernetics*, vol. 106, no. 6-7, 2012, pp. 389-405.

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**“Probabilistic Graphical Models and Markov Networks”**

by R. Santana and S. Shakya.

In *Markov Networks in Evolutionary Computation*, (S. Shakya and R. Santana, eds.), 2012, pp. 3-19.

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**“Multi-objective optimization based on joint probabilistic modeling of objectives and variables”**

by H. Karshenas, R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Informatics.

Technical University of Madrid technical report UPM-FI/DIA/2012-2, 2012.

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**“Maximizing the number of polychronous groups in spiking networks”**

by R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Companion Proceedings of the 2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2012*, (Philadelphia, US), 2012, pp. 1499-1500.

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**“MN-EDA and the Use of Clique-Based Factorisations in EDAs”**

by R. Santana.

In *Markov Networks in Evolutionary Computation*, (S. Shakya and R. Santana, eds.), 2012, pp. 73-87.

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**“Introducing the use of model-based evolutionary algorithms for EEG-based motor imagery classification”**

by R. Santana, L. Bonnet, J. Légeny, and A. Lécuyer.

In *Proceedings of the 2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2012*, (Philadelphia, US), 2012, pp. 1159-1166.

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**“Fast fitness improvements in Estimation of Distribution Algorithms using belief propagation”**

by A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Markov Networks in Evolutionary Computation*, (R. Santana and S. Shakya, eds.), 2012, pp. 141-155.

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**“Evolving NK-complexity for evolutionary solvers”**

by R. Santana, A. Mendiburu, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Companion Proceedings of the 2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2012*, (Philadelphia, US), 2012, pp. 1473-1474.

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**“Continuous estimation of distribution algorithms based on factorized Gaussian Markov networks”**

by H. Karshenas, R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Markov Networks in Evolutionary Computation*, (S. Shakya and R. Santana, eds.), 2012, pp. 157-173.

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**“Conductance interaction identification by means of Boltzmann distribution and mutual information analysis in conductance-based neuron models”**

by R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

*BMC Neuroscience*, vol. 13, no. Suppl 1, 2012, BioMed Central.

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**“Clases de equivalencia en algoritmos de estimación de distribuciones”**

by C. Echegoyen, A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the VIII Congreso Español sobre Metaheursticas, Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados (MAEB-2012)*, (Albacete), 2012.

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**“An analysis of the use of probabilistic modeling for synaptic connectivity prediction from genomic data”**

by Roberto Santana, A. Mendiburu, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the 2012 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2012*, (Brisbane, Australia), 2012, pp. 3221-3228.

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**“A review on probabilistic graphical models in evolutionary computation”**

by P. Larrañaga, H. Karshenas, C. Bielza, and R. Santana.

*Journal of Heuristics*, vol. 18, no. 5, 2012, pp. 795-819.

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**“A Review of Estimation of Distribution Algorithms and Markov Networks”**

by S. Shakya and R. Santana.

In *Markov Networks in Evolutionary Computation*, (S. Shakya and R. Santana, eds.), 2012, pp. 21-37.

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**“A Markovianity based optimisation algorithm”**

by S. Shakya, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

*Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines*, vol. 13, no. 2, 2012, pp. 159-195.

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**“New methods for generating populations in Markov network based EDAs: Decimation strategies and model-based template recombination”**

by R. Santana, A. Mendiburu, and J. A. Lozano, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KZAA-TR:2012-05, Dec. 2012.

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**“Univariate marginal distribution algorithm dynamics for a class of parametric functions with unitation constraints”**

by Li-vang Lozada-Chang and Roberto Santana.

*Information Sciences*, vol. 181, no. 11, 2011, pp. 2340-2355.

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**“Regularized k-order Markov models in EDAs”**

by R. Santana, H. Karshenas, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Proceedings of the 2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2011*, (Dublin, Ireland), 2011, pp. 593-600.

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**“Quantitative genetics in multi-objective optimization algorithms: From useful insights to effective methods”**

by R. Santana, H. Karshenas, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Proceedings of the 2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2011*, (Dublin, Ireland), 2011, pp. 91-92.

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**“Optimizing brain networks topologies using multi-objective evolutionary computation”**

by Roberto Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

*Neuroinformatics*, vol. 9, no. 1, 2011, pp. 3-19.

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**“On the limits of effectiveness in estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by C. Echegoyen, Q. Zhang, A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the 2011 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2007*, 2011, pp. 1573-1580.

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**“Multi-objective optimization with joint probabilistic modeling of objectives and variables”**

by H. Karshenas, R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization: Sixth International Conference, EMO 2011*, 2011, pp. 298-312.

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**“Estimation of distribution algorithms: from available implementations to potential developments”**

by R. Santana.

In *Companion proceedings of the 2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2011*, (Dublin, Ireland), 2011, pp. 679-686.

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**“Analyzing limits of effectiveness in different implementations of estimation of distribution algorithms networks”**

by C. Echegoyen, Q. Zhang, A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KZAA, 2011.

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**“An ensemble of classifiers approach with multiple sources of information”**

by R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Proceedings of ICANN/PASCAL2 Challenge: MEG Mind Reading*, (A. Klami, ed.), 2011, pp. 25-30.

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**“Affinity propagation enhanced by estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Proceedings of the 2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2011*, (Dublin, Ireland), 2011, pp. 331-338.

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**“A direct optimization approach to the P300 speller”**

by R. Santana, S. Muelas, A. Latorre, and J. M. Peña.

In *Proceedings of the 2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2011*, (Dublin, Ireland), 2011, pp. 1747-1754.

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**“A differential evolution algorithm for the detection of synaptic vesicles”**

by A. LaTorre, S. Muelas, J.M. Pena, R. Santana, A. Merchan-Perez, and J.R. Rodriguez.

In *Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2011 IEEE Congress on*, 2011, pp. 1687-1694, IEEE.

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**“Regularized Model Learning in Estimation of Distribution Algorithms for Continuous Optimization Problems”**

by H. Karshenas, R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Informatics.

Technical University of Madrid technical report UPM-FI/DIA/2011-1, Jan. 2011.

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**“Mateda-2.0: A MATLAB package for the implementation and analysis of estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by R. Santana, C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, J. A. Lozano, C. Echegoyen, A. Mendiburu, R. Armañanzas, and S. Shakya.

*Journal of Statistical Software*, vol. 35, no. 7, 2010, pp. 1-30, American Statistical Association.

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**“Using probabilistic dependencies improves the search of conductance-based compartmental neuron models”**

by Roberto Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics*, (Clara Pizzuti, Marylyn D. Ritchie, and Mario Giacobini, eds.), 2010, pp. 170-181.

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**“Synergies between network-based representations and probabilistic graphical modeling in the solution of problems from neuroscience”**

by Roberto Santana, Concha Bielza, and Pedro Larrañaga.

In *Proceedings of the Twenty Third International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems*, (N. Garca-Pedrajas et. al., ed.), (Córdoba, España), 2010, pp. 149-158.

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**“Multi-marker tagging single nucleotide polymorphism selection using estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by R. Santana, A. Mendiburu, N. Zaitlen, E. Eskin, and J. A. Lozano.

*Artificial Intelligence in Medicine*, vol. 50, 2010, pp. 193-201.

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**“Learning factorizations in estimation of distribution algorithms using affinity propagation”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

*Evolutionary Computation*, vol. 18, no. 4, 2010, pp. 515-546.

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**“Generación de matrices para evaluar el desempeño de estrategias de búsqueda de testores tpicos”**

by Eduardo Alba-Cabrera and Roberto Santana.

*Avances en Ciencias e Ingenieras*, vol. 2, 2010, pp. A30-A35.

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**“Estimation of Bayesian networks algorithms in a class of complex networks”**

by C. Echegoyen, A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the 2010 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2010*, (Barcelone, Spain), 2010.

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**“Bivariate empirical and n-variate Archimedean copulas in estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by Alfredo Cuesta-Infante, Roberto Santana, J. Ignacio Hidalgo, Concha Bielza, and Pedro Larrañaga.

In *Proceedings of the 2010 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2010*, (Barcelone, Spain), 2010, pp. 1-8.

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**“Analyzing the k most probable solutions in EDAs based on Bayesian networks”**

by C. Echegoyen, A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Exploitation of Linkage Learning in Evolutionary Algorithms*, 2010, pp. 163-189.

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**“Network measures for re-using problem information in EDAs”**

by R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Informatics.

Technical University of Madrid technical report UPM-FI/DIA/2010-3, June 2010.

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**“Research topics on discrete estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

*Memetic Computing*, vol. 1, no. 1, 2009, pp. 35-54.

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**“Mining probabilistic models learned by EDAs in the optimization of multi-objective problems”**

by Roberto Santana, C. Bielza, J. A. Lozano, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2009*, (New York, NY, USA), 2009, pp. 445-452.

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**“Estudio de la probabilidad del óptimo en EDAs basados en redes Bayesianas”**

by C. Echegoyen, R. Santana, A. Mendiburu, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the X Congreso Español sobre Metaheursticas, Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados (MAEB-2009)*, 2009.

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**“Analyzing the probability of the optimum in EDAs based on Bayesian networks”**

by C. Echegoyen, A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the 2009 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2009*, (Norway), 2009, pp. 1652-1659.

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**“A quantitative analysis of estimation of distribution algorithms based on Bayesian networks”**

by C. Echegoyen, A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KZAA-IK-3, Oct. 2009.

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**“On the application of estimation of distribution algorithms to multi-marker tagging SNP selection”**

by R. Santana, A. Mendiburu, N. Zaitlen, E. Eskin, and J. A. Lozano, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KZAA-IK-4/09, July 2009.

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**“MATEDA: A suite of EDA programs in Matlab”**

by R. Santana, C. Echegoyen, A. Mendiburu, C. Bielza, J. A. Lozano, P. Larrañaga, R. Armañanzas, and S. Shakya, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KZAA-IK-2/09, Feb. 2009.

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**“The impact of probabilistic learning algorithms in EDAs based on Bayesian networks”**

by C. Echegoyen, R. Santana, J. A. Lozano, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Linkage in Evolutionary Computation*, 2008, pp. 109-139.

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**“Protein folding in simplified models with estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

*IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation*, vol. 12, no. 4, 2008, pp. 418-438.

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**“Parameter estimation of diffusion processes using EDAs”**

by Z. González-Arenas, J. C. Jiménez-Sobrino, L. Lozada-Chang, and R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of VIII International Conference on Operations Research*, (La Habana, Cuba), 2008.

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**“Component weighting functions for adaptive search with EDAs”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the 2008 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2008*, (Hong Kong), 2008, pp. 4067-4074.

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**“Combining Variable Neighborhood Search and Estimation of Distribution Algorithms in the Protein Side Chain Placement Problem”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

*Journal of Heuristics*, vol. 14, 2008, pp. 519-547.

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**“An EDA based on local Markov property and Gibbs sampling”**

by Siddhartha Shakya and R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of the 2008 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference (GECCO)*, (Maarten Keijzer, ed.), (New York, NY, USA), 2008, pp. 475-476.

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**“An empirical analysis of loopy belief propagation in three topologies: Grids, small-world networks and random graphs”**

by R. Santana, A. Mendiburu, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the Fourth European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM-2008)*, (Manfred Jaeger and Thomas D. Nielsen, eds.), 2008, pp. 249-256.

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**“Adding probabilistic dependencies to the search of protein side chain configurations using EDAs”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN X*, (G. Rudolph, T. Jansen, S. Lucas, C. Poloni, and N. Beume, eds.), (Dortmund, Germany), 2008, pp. 1120-1129.

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**“Adaptive estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by Roberto Santana, Pedro Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Adaptive and Multilevel Metaheuristics*, vol. 136 of Studies in Computational Intelligence, (C. Cotta, M. Sevaux, and K. Sörensen, eds.), 2008, pp. 177-197.

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**“A review of estimation of distribution algorithms in bioinformatics”**

by Rubén Armañanzas, Iñaki Inza, Roberto Santana, Yvan Saeys, José L. Flores, José A. Lozano, Yves Van de Peer, Rosa Blanco, Vctor Robles, Concha Bielza, and Pedro Larrañaga.

*BioData Mining*, vol. 1, no. 6, 2008, pp. doi:10.1186/1756-0381-1-6.

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**“Estimation of distribution algorithms with affinity propagation methods”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KZAA-IK-1/08, Jan. 2008.

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**“The role of a priori information in the minimization of contact potentials by means of estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by Roberto Santana, Pedro Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics*, (E. Marchiori, J. H. Moore, and J. C. Rajapakse, eds.), (Valencia, Spain), 2007, pp. 247-257.

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**“Side Chain Placement Using Estimation of Distribution Algorithms”**

by R. Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

*Artificial Intelligence in Medicine*, vol. 39, no. 1, 2007, pp. 49-63.

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**“Exact Bayesian network learning in estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by C. Echegoyen, J. A. Lozano, R. Santana, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Proceedings of the 2007 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2007*, 2007, pp. 1051-1058.

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**“Aprendizaje exacto de redes Bayesianas en algoritmos de estimación de distribuciones”**

by C. Echegoyen, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Actas de las Jornadas de Algoritmos Evolutivos y Metaheursticas (JAEM I)*, (E. Alba, F. Chicano, F. Herrera, F. Luna, G. Luque, and A. J. Nebro, eds.), 2007, pp. 277-284.

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**“Algoritmos de Estimación de Distribuciones para el problema de la determinación de la cadena lateral de una protena”**

by Roberto Santana, and J. A. Lozano, and P. Larrañaga.

In *Memorias del V Congreso Español de Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados*, (Tenerife, Spain), 2007, pp. 663-670.

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**“A parallel framework for loopy belief propagation”**

by A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, E. Bengoetxea, and J. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2007*, (D. Thierens et al., ed.), (London, UK), 2007, pp. 2843-2850. Companion material.

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**“Optimization by max-propagation using {Kikuchi approximations}”**

by R. Höns, Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KZAA-IK-2/07, Nov. 2007.

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**“Introducing belief propagation in estimation of distribution algorithms: A parallel framework”**

by A. Mendiburu, R. Santana, and J. A. Lozano, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KAT-IK-11/07, Oct. 2007.

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**“Challenges and open problems in discrete EDAs”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KZAA-IK-1/07, Oct. 2007.

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**“Mixtures of Kikuchi approximations”**

by Roberto Santana, Pedro Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Machine Learning: ECML 2006*, (Johannes Fürnkranz, Tobias Scheffer, and Myra Spiliopoulou, eds.), 2006, pp. 365-376.

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**“Machine learning in bioinformatics”**

by P. Larrañaga, B. Calvo, R. Santana, C. Bielza, J. Galdiano, I. Inza, J. A. Lozano, R. Armañanzas, G. Santafé, A. Pérez, and V. Robles.

*Briefings in Bioinformatics*, vol. 7, 2006, pp. 86-112.

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**“Advances in Probabilistic Graphical Models for Optimization and Learning. Applications in Protein Modelling”**

by R. Santana.

Ph.D. dissertation, University of the Basque Country, 2006.

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**“Estimation of distribution algorithms with Kikuchi approximations”**

by R. Santana.

*Evolutionary Computation*, vol. 13, no. 1, 2005, pp. 67-97.

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**“Protein structure prediction in simplified models with estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the IV Congreso Español sobre Metaheursticas, Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados (MAEB-2005)*, (Granada, Spain), 2005, pp. 245-252.

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**“Interactions and dependencies in estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the 2005 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2005*, (Edinburgh, U.K.), 2005, pp. 1418-1425.

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**“Aprendizaje y muestreo de la aproximación Kikuchi”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the III Taller Nacional de Minera de Datos y Aprendizaje (TAMIDA-2005)*, (Granada, Spain), 2005, pp. 97-105.

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**“A novel in-silico approach for QSAR Studies of Anabolic and Androgenic Activities in the 17-hydroxy-5-androstane Steroid Family”**

by Yoanna Mara Alvarez-Ginarte, Rachel Crespo, Luis Alberto Montero-Cabrera, José Alberto Ruiz-Garcia, Yovani Marrero Ponce, Roberto Santana, Eladio Pardillo-Fontdevila, and Esther Alonso-Becerra.

*QSAR & Combinatorial Science*, vol. 24, 2005, pp. 218-226.

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**“Properties of Kikuchi approximations constructed from clique based decompositions”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

University of the Basque Country technical report EHU-KZAA-IK-2/05, Apr. 2005.

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**“Uso de algorithmos evolutivos con estimación de distribuciones en la solución de problemas enteros”**

by L. M. Rodrguez-Ojea, R. Santana, and M. R. Soto.

In *Proceedings of the International Conference INFORMATICA-2004*, (La Habana, Cuba), 2004.

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**“Protein folding in 2-dimensional lattices with estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by Roberto Santana, P. Larrañaga, and J. A. Lozano.

In *Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Biological and Medical Data Analysis*, (Barcelona), 2004, pp. 388-398.

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**“Modelación probabilstica basada en modelos gráficos no dirigidos en Algoritmos Evolutivos con Estimación de Distribuciones”**

by Roberto Santana.

Ph.D. dissertation, Instituto de Cibernética, Matemática y Fsica, 2004.

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**“MCMC in the approximation and optimization of additive functions: A preliminary study” by Roberto Santana, Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics (Havana, Cuba), 2003. Unpublished manuscript.
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**“Study of neighborhood search operators for unitation functions”**

by R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of the 17th European Simulation Multiconference ESM-2003*, (Nottingham, England), 2003, pp. 272-277.

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**“Probabilistic modeling based on undirected graphs in Estimation Distribution Algorithms”**

by Roberto Santana.

Ph.D. dissertation, Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics, and Physics (ICIMAF), 2003. Unpublished document.

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**“Factorized Distribution Algorithms: Selection without selected population”**

by R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of the 17th European Simulation Multiconference ESM-2003*, (Nottingham, England), 2003, pp. 91-97.

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**“Exact Gibbs sampling in optimization”**

by R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of the Conference of Cuban Society of Computer Science and Mathematics COMPUMAT-2003*, (Sancti Spiritus, Cuba), 2003.

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**“Automatic construction of valid region based decompositions of graphs”**

by R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of the Conference of Cuban Society of Computer Science and Mathematics COMPUMAT-2003*, (Sancti Spiritus, Cuba), 2003.

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**“A Markov network based factorized distribution algorithm for optimization”**

by Roberto Santana.

In *Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML-PKDD 2003)*, (Dubrovnik, Croatia), 2003, pp. 337-348.

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**“UMDA dynamics for a class of parametric functions”**

by Livang Lozada and Roberto Santana, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2003-239, (Havana, Cuba), Sep. 2003.

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**“Factorized Distribution Algorithms: selection without selected population”**

by Roberto Santana, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2003-240, (Havana, Cuba), Sep. 2003.

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**“Estimation of Distribution Algorithms with Kikuchi approximations: Part I”**

by Roberto Santana, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2003-242, (Havana, Cuba), Sep. 2003.

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**“Estimation of Distribution Algorithms with Kikuchi approximations: Part II”**

by Roberto Santana, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2003, (Havana, Cuba), Sep. 2003.

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**“Solving problems with integer representation using a tree based factorized distribution algorithm”**

by R. Santana, A. Ochoa, and M. R. Soto.

In *Electronic Proceedings of the First International NAISO Congress on Neuro Fuzzy Technologies*, 2002.

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**“Blocked Stochastic Sampling versus Estimation of Distribution Algorithms”**

by R. Santana and H. Mühlenbein.

In *Proceedings of the 2002 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2002*, 2002, pp. 1390-1395.

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**“Study of neighborhood search operators for unitation functions”**

by Roberto Santana, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2002-185, (Havana, Cuba), Mar. 2002.

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**“An analysis of the performance of the mixture of trees factorized distribution algorithm when priors and adaptive learning are used”**

by Roberto Santana, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2002-180, (Havana, Cuba), Mar. 2002.

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**“The mixture of trees factorized distribution algorithm”**

by R. Santana, A. Ochoa, and M. R. Soto.

In *Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2001*, (L. Spector, E. Goodman, A. Wu, W.B. Langdon, H.M. Voigt, M. Gen, S. Sen, M. Dorigo, S. Pezeshk, M. Garzon, and E. Burke, eds.), ( San Francisco, CA), 2001, pp. 543-550.

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**“On the use of Factorized Distribution Algorithms for problems defined on graphs”**

by Roberto Santana, Alberto Ochoa, and Marta R. Soto.

In *Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics*, (Hajo Broersma, Ulrich Faigle, Johann Hurink, and Stefan Pickl, eds.), 2001.

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**“On the use of Polytrees in Evolutionary Computation”**

by Marta Rosa Soto, Alberto Ochoa, and Roberto Santana.

*Investigación Operacional*, vol. 22, no. 3, 2001, pp. 132-138.

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**“A Factorized Distribution Algorithm for problems with integer representation”**

by R. Santana, A. Ochoa, and M. R. Soto.

In *Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2001*, (L. Spector, E. Goodman, A. Wu, W.B. Langdon, H.M. Voigt, M. Gen, S. Sen, M. Dorigo, S. Pezeshk, M. Garzon, and E. Burke, eds.), ( San Francisco, CA), 2001.

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**“Factorized Distribution Algorithms for functions with unitation constraints”**

by R. Santana, A. Ochoa, and M. R. Soto.

In *Evolutionary Computation and Probabilistic Graphical Models. Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Adaptive Systems (ISAS-2001)*, (Havana, Cuba), Mar. 2001, pp. 158-165.

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**“The mixture of trees factorized distribution algorithm”**

by R. Santana, A. Ochoa, and M. R. Soto, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2000-129, (Havana, Cuba), Jan. 2001.

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**“Generating test matrices to evaluate the performance of strategies to search typical testors”**

by Roberto Santana and Eduardo Alba, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2000-130, (Havana, Cuba), Jan. 2001.

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**“Too Busy to Learn”**

by Francisco B. Pereira, Penousal Machado, Ernesto Costa, Amlcar Cardoso, Alberto Ochoa, Roberto Santana, and Marta Rosa Soto.

In *Colectânea de Comunicacões*, (Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra), 2000, pp. 699-712.

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**“Finding typical testors by using an evolutionary strategy ”**

by Eduardo Alba-Cabrera, Roberto Santana, Alberto Ochoa, and Manuel Lazo-Cortés.

In *Proceedings of the Fith Ibero American Symposium on Pattern Recognition*, (Lisbon, Portugal), 2000, pp. 267-278.

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**“A Factorized Distribution Algorithm of bounded complexity for integer problems”**

by R. Santana, A. Ochoa, and M. R. Soto, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2000-, CENIA 2000-, (Havana, Cuba), Dec. 2000.

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**“Too busy to learn”**

by Francisco B. Pereira, Penousal Machado, Ernesto Costa, Amlcar Cardoso, Alberto Ochoa, Roberto Santana, and Marta Rosa Soto.

In *Proceedings of the 2000 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2000*, (La Jolla Marriott Hotel La Jolla, California, USA), July 2000, pp. 720-727.

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**“Probabilistic Evolution and the Busy Beaver Problem”**

by Roberto Santana, Francisco B. Pereira, Ernesto Costa, Alberto Ochoa, Penousal Machado, Amilcar Cardoso, and Marta Rosa Soto.

In *Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2000*, (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA), July 2000.

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**“Probabilistic Evolution and the busy beaver Problem”**

by Roberto Santana, Francisco B. Pereira, Ernesto Costa, Alberto Ochoa, Penousal Machado, Amilcar Cardoso, and Marta Rosa Soto.

In *Late Breaking Papers at the 2000 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2000*, (Darrell Whitley, ed.), (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA), 8 July 2000, pp. 261-268.

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**“Design of an algorithm based on the estimation of distributions to generate new rules in the XCS classifier system”**

by J. P. Rivera and R. Santana, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 2000-100, CEMAFIT 2000-78, (Havana, Cuba), June 2000.

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**“Towards an intelligent genetic search: Defining measures of convergence”**

by R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of the students sessions, ACAI'99*, (Chania, Greece), 1999, pp. 41-42.

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**“On Estimation Distribution Algorithms”**

by R. Santana and A. Ochoa.

In *Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-1999, Workshop Program*, (Wu A. S., ed.), (Orlando, FL), 1999.

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**“Improving the discovery component of classifier systems by the application of estimation of distribution algorithms”**

by J. P. Rivera and R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of the students sessions, ACAI'99*, (Chania, Greece), 1999, pp. 43-44.

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**“Evolutionary Algorithms for Dynamic Optimization Problems: An approach using Evolutionary Theory and the Incident Edge Model”**

by R. Santana, A. Ochoa, and M. R. Soto.

In *Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-1999, Workshop Program*, (A. S. Wu, ed.), (Orlando, FL), 1999, pp. 149-152.

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**“Estructuras gráficas simples para algoritmos evolutivos”**

by M. R. Soto, A. Ochoa, J. Madera, and R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of the Segundo Encuentro Nacional de Computacionón ENC-99*, (Pachuca, México), 1999, pp. 79-84.

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**“A Constraint Univariate Marginal Distribution Algorithm”**

by R. Santana and A. Ochoa, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 99-76, CENIA 99-04, (Havana, Cuba), 1999.

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**“A hybrid genetic algorithm for a Hamiltonian path problem”**

by E. Ponce de León and R. Santana.

*Revista Investigación Operacional*, vol. 20, no. 1, 1999, pp. 20-29, Universidad de la Habana.

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**“The incident edge model”**

by R. Santana, E. Ponce de León, and A. Ochoa.

In *Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (CIMAF-99)*, (A. Ochoa, M. R. Soto, and R. Santana, eds.), (Havana, Cuba), Mar. 1999, pp. 352-359.

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**“The Factorized Distribution Algorithm and the Junction Tree: A Learning Perspective”**

by A. Ochoa, M. R. Soto, R. Santana, J. Madera, and N. Jorge.

In *Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (CIMAF-99)*, (A. Ochoa, M. R. Soto, and R. Santana, eds.), (Havana, Cuba), Mar. 1999, pp. 368-377.

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**“Dealing with constraints with estimation of distribution algorithms: The univariate case”**

by R. Santana and A. Ochoa.

In *Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (CIMAF-99)*, (A. Ochoa, M. R. Soto, and R. Santana, eds.), (Havana, Cuba), Mar. 1999, pp. 378-384.

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**“Defining families of functions to be used in the search of different structures on graphs”**

by R. Santana and E. Ponce de León.

In *Proceedings of the IX Congreso Iberoamericano de Investigación Operativa*, 1998.

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**“An evolutionary optimization approach for detecting structures on graphs”**

by R. Santana and E. Ponce de León.

In *Smart Engineering System Design: Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic, Rough Sets and Evolutionary Programming*, (Dagli, Akay, Buczac, Ersoy, and Fernandez, eds.), 1998, pp. 371-376.

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**“A conceptual model for detecting structures in graphs using evolutionary optimization algorithms”**

by R. Santana and E. Ponce de León, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 98-69, CENIA 98-03, (Havana, Cuba), Dec. 1998.

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**“Algoritmos Genéticos y el problema del teñido de telas en la Industria Textil”**

by E. Ponce de León, R. Santana, and F. Maldonado.

*Revista Latinoamericana de Tecnologa Textil*, vol. 1, no. 8, 1997, pp. 49-58. In Spanish.

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**“A Genetic Algorithm for a Hamiltonian Path Problem”**

by E. Ponce de León, A. Ochoa, and R. Santana.

In *Proceedings of the X International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of AI and Expert Systems*, (Atlanta. USA), 1997, pp. 13-19.

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**“A genetic algorithm for a Hamiltonian path problem: Mutation - crossover interaction”**

by E. Ponce de León, R. Santana, and A. Ochoa.

In *Proceedings of the 13th ISPE/IEE International Conference on CAD/CAM Robotics and Factories of the Future 97*, (Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia), Dec. 1997, pp. 1001-1006.

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**“Análisis de una familia de algoritmos genéticos para un problema de secuencias en el teñido de telas”**

by E. Ponce de León, R. Santana, I. Brito, and F. Maldonado.

In *Memorias del Encuentro Latino Iberoamericano de Optimización, I ELIO. Congreso Chileno de Investigación Operativa OPTIMA 97.*, (University of Conception, Chile), November 3-6 1997. In Spanish.

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**“A genetic algorithm and a local search procedure for a Hamiltonian path problem”**

by E. Ponce de León and R. Santana.

In *Memorias del Encuentro Latino Iberoamericano de Optimización, I ELIO. Congreso Chileno de Investigación Operativa OPTIMA 97.*, (University of Conception, Chile), November 3-6 1997, pp. 226-232.

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**“Algoritmos Genéticos y el problema del teñido de telas en la Industria Textil”**

by E. Ponce de León, R. Santana, and F. Maldonado.

In *Proceedings of the First Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (CIMAF-97)*, (Havana, Cuba), Mar. 1997, pp. 18-28. In Spanish.

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**“A hybrid genetic algorithm for a Hamiltonian path problem”**

by R. Santana and E. Ponce de León.

In *Proceedings of the First Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (CIMAF-97)*, (Havana, Cuba), Mar. 1997, pp. 126-132.

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**“A genetic algorithm for a Hamiltonian path problem”**

by E. Ponce de León, A. Ochoa, and R. Santana, Institute of Cybernetics.

Mathematics and Physics technical report ICIMAF 96-01, CENIA 95-01, (Havana, Cuba), Sep. 1996.

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**“Algoritmos Genéticos para un problema de caminos Hamiltonianos”**

by Roberto Santana, Diplomma Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Havana.

June 1996. In Spanish.

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