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Aleš Zamuda

Habilitation: Assistant Professor

Level of education: Ph. D. (in Computer Science)

Membership in organizations: IEEE (CIS)

Room: F-203 (lab), F-204 (cabinet)

Phone: (+386 2) 220 7404

E-mail: (pubkey)

Personal website:


Ales Zamuda received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from University of Maribor, Slovenia, in 2006, 2008, and 2012, respectively. As an affiliate of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Maribor he acts within research group Computer Architecture and Languages Laboratory and programme-funded unit Computer Systems, Methodologies, and Intelligent Services. His areas of interest include evolutionary algorithms, multicriterion optimization, artificial life, and computer animation. He has written over 50 scientific papers and among them several journal papers ranked in first quarter of computer science category such as Applied Soft Computing and Information Sciences and received several citations of his scientific works. He started programming in elementary school and since then won several national and international awards, such as Danubius Young Scientist at few years after his habilitation; from his dissertation, 2012 gold medal at international invention fair in Seoul; and international IEEE R8 SPC 2007 award for diploma work. His biography is selected in Marquis Who is Who in the World and he is an IEEE and IEEE CIS member. He is also a regular reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and more than 30 other prominent scientific journals. He has been a member of the program/technical committees of more than 50 international conferences over the last few years. He is also associate editor at Swarm and Evolutionary Computation.

(Curriculum vitae)
Doctoral dissertation
MSc thesis
BSc thesis

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Research Projects

Editor of Scientific Journals

Associate Editor

Associate Editor at journal: Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (ISSN: 2210-6502)


Guest Associate Editor

(pdf) A. Zamuda. (guest associate editor). Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2016, vol. Computational Intelligence section.

(pdf) A. Zamuda. (guest associate editor). Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 2016.

(pdf) J. Šilc, A. Zamuda. Special Issue on "Bioinspired Optimization" (guest editors). Informatica - An International Journal of Computing and Informatics, 2015, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 1-122.



(pdf) A. Zamuda. Differential Evolution and Large-Scale Optimization Applications. IGI Global, InfoSci-Videos, April 2016. DOI 10.4018/978-1-5225-0729-1.

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(pdf) H. Hamann, Y. Khaluf, J. Botev, M. Divband Soorati, E. Ferrante, O. Kosak, J.-M. Montanier, S. Mostaghim, R. Redpath, J. Timmis, F. Veenstra, M. Wahby, A. Zamuda. Hybrid Societies: Challenges and Perspectives in the Design of Collective Behavior in Self-organizing Systems. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2016, vol. 3, no. 14. DOI 10.3389/frobt.2016.00014.

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(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. D. Hernández Sosa, L. Adler. Constrained Differential Evolution Optimization for Underwater Glider Path Planning in Sub-mesoscale Eddy Sampling. Applied Soft Computing, 2016, vol. 42, pp. 93-118. DOI 10.1016/j.asoc.2016.01.038.

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(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest. Self-adaptive control parameters' randomization frequency and propagations in differential evolution. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 2015, vol. 25, pp. 72-99. DOI 10.1016/j.swevo.2015.10.007.

Special Issue on Recent Advances in Modern Nature-Inspired Algorithms (RAMONA)



(pdf) A. Glotić, A. Zamuda. Short-term combined economic and emission hydrothermal optimization by surrogate differential evolution. Applied Energy, 1 March 2015, vol. 141, pp. 42-56. DOI 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.12.020.

(JCR Impact Factor=5.746)

Featured article in REGinnovations


(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. D. Hernández Sosa. Differential Evolution and Underwater Glider Path Planning Applied to the Short-Term Opportunistic Sampling of Dynamic Mesoscale Ocean Structures. Applied Soft Computing, November 2014, vol. 24, pp. 95–108. DOI 10.1016/j.asoc.2014.06.048.

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(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest. Vectorized Procedural Models for Animated Trees Reconstruction using Differential Evolution. Information Sciences, 2014, vol. 278, pp. 1-21. DOI 10.1016/j.ins.2014.04.037.


(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest. Environmental Framework to Visualize Emergent Artificial Forest Ecosystems. Information Sciences, 2013, vol. 220, pp. 522-540. DOI 10.1016/j.ins.2012.07.031.


(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest, B. Bošković, V. Žumer. Differential Evolution for Parameterized Procedural Woody Plant Models Reconstruction. Applied Soft Computing, 2011, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 4904-4912. DOI 10.1016/j.asoc.2011.06.009.


(pdf) A. Zamuda, U. Mlakar. Differential Evolution Control Parameters Study for Self-Adaptive Triangular Brushstrokes. Informatica - An International Journal of Computing and Informatics, 2015, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 105-113.

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(pdf) A. Viktorin, R. Senkerik, M. Pluhacek, A. Zamuda. Success Clusters in Differential Evolution. IEEE SSCI2016 Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, December 6-9, 2016, Athens, Greece, 2016.

(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. D. Hernandez Sosa, L. Adler. Improving Constrained Glider Trajectories for Ocean Eddy Border Sampling within Extended Mission Planning Time. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2016, 2016, pp. 1727-1734.


(pdf) A. Zamuda, U. Mlakar. Tiled EvoLisa Image Evolution With Blending Triangle Brushstrokes and Gene Compression DE. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2016, 2016, pp. 2618-2625.


(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest. Tree Model Reconstruction Innovization Using Multi-objective Differential Evolution. 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2012), Brisbane, Australia, 2012, pp. 575-582.

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(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest, B. Bošković, V. Žumer. Differential Evolution with Self-adaptation and Local Search for Constrained Multiobjective Optimization. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2009, 2009, pp. 195-202.

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(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest, B. Bošković, V. Žumer. Large Scale Global Optimization Using Differential Evolution with Self-adaptation and Cooperative Co-evolution. 2008 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, 2008, pp. 3719-3726.

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(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest, B. Bošković, V. Žumer. Differential Evolution for Multiobjective Optimization with Self Adaptation. The 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC2007, 2007, pp. 3617-3624.


(pdf) J. Brest, A. Zamuda, B. Bošković, V. Žumer. An Analysis of the Control Parameters’ Adaptation in DE. Advances in Differential Evolution, Studies in Computational Intelligence, (ISBN: 978-3-540-68827-3), Chakraborty, Uday K. (Ed.), 2008, vol. 143, pp. 89-110.


(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest, B. Bošković, V. Žumer. Študija samoprilagajanja krmilnih parametrov pri algoritmu DEMOwSA. Elektrotehniški vestnik, 2008, vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 223-228.


(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest, N. Guid, V. Žumer. Modelling, Simulation, and Visualization of Forest Ecosystems. The IEEE Region 8 EUROCON 2007: International conference on 'Computer as a tool', September 9-12, 2007, Warsaw, Poland, 2007, pp. 2600-2606.


A. Zamuda. Differential Evolution for Parameterized Procedural Woody Plant Models Reconstruction: PhD thesis. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2012.

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Committees and Associations

Reviewer for scientific journals

Reviewer for scientific journals, mostly with high JCR factor:

  1. Applied energy. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015, 2016). London: Applied Science Publishers, 1975-. ISSN 0306-2619. COBISS.SI-ID 5134599
  2. Applied soft computing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2013-2016). [Print ed.]. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001-. ISSN 1568-4946. COBISS.SI-ID 16080679
  3. Engineering applications of artificial intelligence. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2010, 2011, 2015-2016). [Print ed.]. Swansea: Pineridge Press, 1988-. ISSN 0952-1976. COBISS.SI-ID 25396224
  4. IEEE transactions on automation science and engineering. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2016). [Print ed.]. New York (NY): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004-. ISSN 1545-5955. COBISS.SI-ID 4318036
  5. IEEE transactions on cybernetics. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2013-2016). [Print ed.]. New York (NY): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-. ISSN 2168-2267. COBISS.SI-ID 519112729
  6. IEEE transactions on evolutionary computation. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2007-2016). [Print ed.]. New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1997-. ISSN 1089-778X. COBISS.SI-ID 16940805
  7. Information sciences. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2011-2016). [Print ed.]. New York: North-Holland, 1968-. ISSN 0020-0255. COBISS.SI-ID 25613056
  8. Natural computing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015-2016). Dordrecht; Boston; London: Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISSN 1567-7818. COBISS.SI-ID 512120857
  9. Neural computing & applications. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014, 2016). London: Springer, 1993-. ISSN 0941-0643. COBISS.SI-ID 1607958
  10. Neurocomputing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2016). [Print ed.]. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1989-. ISSN 0925-2312. COBISS.SI-ID 172315
  11. Soft computing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2013, 2015-2016). [Print ed.]. Heidelberg: Springer, 1997-. ISSN 1432-7643. COBISS.SI-ID 11144982
  12. Swarm and evolutionary computation. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2011-2016). Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISSN 2210-6502. COBISS.SI-ID 16140310
  13. Applied mathematical modelling. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015). [Print ed.]. Guildford, Surrey: Butterworth Scientific Ltd, 1976-. ISSN 0307-904X. COBISS.SI-ID 24983552
  14. IEEE transactions on industrial electronics. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2009, 2013, 2015). [Print ed.]. New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1982-. ISSN 0278-0046. COBISS.SI-ID 8726789
  15. International Journal of Biodeversity and Conservation. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014-2015). [Online ed.]. Lagos: Academic Journals, 2009-. ISSN 2141-243X. COBISS.SI-ID 17688342
  16. Mathematical problems in engineering. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015). [Print ed.]. New York: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 1995-. ISSN 1024-123X. COBISS.SI-ID 12769113
  17. Remote sensing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015). [Online ed.]. Basel: Molecular Diversity Preservation International, 2009-. ISSN 2072-4292. COBISS.SI-ID 32345133
  18. African journal of business management. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). [Nairobi]: Academic Journals, 2006-. ISSN 1993-8233. COBISS.SI-ID 13846550
  19. Applied mathematics and computation. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). [Print ed.]. New York: Elsevier, 1975-. ISSN 0096-3003. COBISS.SI-ID 24983808
  20. Computational optimization and applications. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2013-2014). [Print ed.]. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992-. ISSN 0926-6003. COBISS.SI-ID 2714713
  21. Indian journal of engineering and materials sciences. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). [Print ed.]. New Delhi: National Institute of Science Communication, CSIR., 1994-. ISSN 0971-4588. COBISS.SI-ID 11290390
  22. Informatica. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2010, 2011, 2014). Ljubljana: Slovene Society Informatika, 1977-. ISSN 0350-5596. COBISS.SI-ID 746244
  23. Journal of algorithms and optimization. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). [Print ed.]. Hong Kong: World Academic Publishing, 2013-. ISSN 2312-7767. COBISS.SI-ID 18222358
  24. Journal of Applied Mathematics. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). Cairo: Electronic Publishing House. ISSN 1110-757X. COBISS.SI-ID 12354137
  25. Journal of computers. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). Oulu: 2006-. ISSN 1796-203X. COBISS.SI-ID 21351719
  26. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). Delta: New Ogorode Road. ISSN 2006-9847. COBISS.SI-ID 17998870
  27. European journal of operational research. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2013). [Print ed.]. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1977-. ISSN 0377-2217. COBISS.SI-ID 25430272
  28. IEEE transactions on systems, man and cybernetics. Part B. Cybernetics. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013). [Print ed.]. New York (NY): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1996-2012. ISSN 1083-4419. COBISS.SI-ID 16640005
  29. IEEE computational intelligence magazine. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2012). [Print ed.]. New York (NY): IEEE, 2006-. ISSN 1556-603X. COBISS.SI-ID 56338177
  30. Journal of software engineering and applications. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2012). [Petaluma, CA]: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc., 2008-. ISSN 1945-3116. COBISS.SI-ID 515574041
  31. Memetic computing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2012). Heidelberg; Berlin: Springer. ISSN 1865-9292. COBISS.SI-ID 518445081
  32. International Journal of Systems Science. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2010, 2011). London: Taylor & Francis. ISSN 0020-7721. COBISS.SI-ID 25657856
  33. Journal of industrial and management optimization. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2008). Springfield, Mo.: American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2005-. ISSN 1547-5816. COBISS.SI-ID 12967190

Reviewer of proceedings

Reviewer for international scientific congresses, member of program committees:


International travels

Technology and Code

Research topics


  • programming languages C, C++, C# (ASP.NET), Java (Eclipse, JBuilder), Delphi, PHP, Ruby, C for CUDA
  • web technologies HTML, CSS, XHTML, RSS, Web 2.0
  • utilities Qt4, Win32 API, MySQL,
  • office utilities OpenOffice.Org (Writer, Calc, Presentation), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), LaTeX, programming PDF
  • Linux, BSD, KDE, GNOME
  • CMS: MediaWiki, Joomla, Moodle
  • OpenGL, AI in games, evolutionary optimization algorithms
  • Unix (Linux and Mac OS X) administration

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Selected recommended scientific literature