Simulated Big Bounce: A continuous space global optimizer - Part 1

That most complex of systems, Nature has field-tested solutions to many problems, and has furnished the inspiration for many successful problem-solving techniques, including metaheuristics. This post will presents the design of a new algorithm called Simulated Big Bounce (SBB) algorithm, and shows the results of a series of comparative experiments in which its performance on a set of high-dimensional mathematical benchmarks is compared to that of five other popular metaheuristics. The experimental outcomes provide evidence that the characteristic of robust exploration which marks SBB underlies the superior performance observed.

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