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Aleš Zamuda

Habilitation: Associate Professor

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

Membership in organizations: IEEE (Senior Member, Slovenia Section Vice Chairman '18-'21, YP Slovenia Chairman '17-'20, CIS member, Task Force on Benchmarking Chairman; GRSS, OES member), ACM (SIGEVO member), EurAI

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

Phone: (+386 2) 220 7404

E-mail: (pubkey)

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aleš 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 is positioned within research group Computer Architecture and Languages Laboratory and programme-funded unit Computer Systems, Methodologies, and Intelligent Services, and project DAPHNE: Integrated Data Analysis Pipelines for Large-Scale Data Management, HPC, and Machine Learning. His areas of interest include differential evolution, multiobjective optimization, evolutionary robotics, artificial life, and cloud computing. He has written over 80 scientific papers and among them several journal papers ranked in first quarter of computer science category such as ESWA, INS, SWEVO, APEN, JoCS, 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 Senior Member, IEEE CIS member, and chaired several IEEE positions at chapter, section, and society level. He is also a regular reviewer for the best journals in computer science, like IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and more than 50 other prominent scientific journals. He is member of SLAIS (part of EurAI) and SLING (supporting EuroHPC Vega). He has been employed as an expert / evaluator by the European Commission for EU projects (Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020) Excellent science; MSCA PF) and other research funding agencies (COST, SPIRIT, Mexico/Poland). He has also been employed at Technical University of Ostrava (IT4Innovations national supercomputing center) for three months and a month-long visiting researcher at Aberystwyth University and several times at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and conducted dozens other week-long visits at universities in across EU (Ghent University, University of Iceland, University of Alicante, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague). He has been a member of the program/technical committees of more than hundred international conferences and held over dozen editorial roles.

(Curriculum vitae)
Doctoral dissertation
MSc thesis
BSc thesis

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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.


Proceedings Editor

(pdf) D. Gleich, P. Planinšič, A. Zamuda. 2018 25th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP). IEEE Xplore, Maribor, 20-22 June 2018.



(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.

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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. Zamuda, M. Nicolau, C. Zarges. A black-box discrete optimization benchmarking (BB-DOB) pipeline survey: taxonomy, evaluation, and ranking. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (GECCO 2018), 2018, pp. 1777-1782.

(pdf) A. Zamuda, J. Brest. On Tenfold Execution Time in Real World Optimization Problems with Differential Evolution in Perspective of Algorithm Design. 2018 25th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP), 2018, pp. 1-5.

(pdf) A. Zamuda. Differential Evolution and Systems, Signals, and Image Processing - Tutorial. 2018 25th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP), 2018, pp. 1-28.

(pdf) A. Zamuda. Differential Evolution for Evolutionary Computation Challenges: examples from tree growth, energy scheduling, and deep ocean underwater robotics - Tutorial. 24th International Conference on Soft Computing, 2018, pp. 1-1.

(pdf) A. Zamuda. Optimization Algorithms. IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress, Porto, 2018, pp. 1-1.

(pdf) A. Zamuda, C. Zarges, G. Stiglic, G. Hrovat. Stability selection using a genetic algorithm and logistic linear regression on healthcare records. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (GECCO 2017), 2017, pp. 143-144.

(pdf) A. Zamuda. Adaptive Constraint Handling and Success History Differential Evolution for CEC 2017 Constrained Real-Parameter Optimization. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2017, pp. 2443--2450.

(pdf) A. Viktorin, R. Senkerik, M. Pluhacek, T. Kadavy, A. Zamuda. Distance based parameter adaptation for differential evolution. 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 2017, pp. ??.

(pdf) A. Zamuda. Interaktivni multimedijski oglasni panoji - Adin DS : nadgradnja transformacijskega strežnika, gradnikov prikaza in trženja. Končno poročilo o doseženih ciljih : projekt Po kreativni poti do praktičnega znanja v okviru OP za izvajanje evropske kohezijske politike v obdobju 2014-2020 kot neposredna potrditev operacije "Odprt, odziven in kakovosten sistem visokega šolstva - Projektno delo z gospodarstvom in negospodarstvom v lokalnem in regionalnem okolju - Po kreativni poti do znanja 2016-2020. Maribor: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, računalništvo in informatiko, 2017, pp. 1--29.

(pdf) A. Zamuda. Insight into Parameter Control During Evolution. AVN - Algoritmi po vzorih iz narave, Ljubljana, 2017, pp. ??.

(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. A Study in Self-adaptation of Control Parameters in the DEMOwSA Algorithm. Electrotechnical Review, 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

Publons peer review profile

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Reviewer for scientific journals

Reviewer for scientific journals, mostly with high JCR factor:

  1. Acta polytechnica Hungarica. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2017). Budapest: Bp. Tech Polytech. Inst. ISSN 1785-8860. COBISS.SI-ID 10351126
  2. Applied soft computing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2013-2017). [Print ed.]. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001-. ISSN 1568-4946. COBISS.SI-ID 16080679
  3. Computational intelligence and neuroscience. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2017). [New York]: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2006-. ISSN 1687-5265. COBISS.SI-ID 22914534
  4. Expert systems with applications. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2017). [Print ed.]. Oxford: Pergamon, 1990-. ISSN 0957-4174. COBISS.SI-ID 171291
  5. IEEE transactions on evolutionary computation. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2007-2017). [Print ed.]. New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1997-. ISSN 1089-778X. COBISS.SI-ID 16940805
  6. Information sciences. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2011-2017). [Print ed.]. New York: North-Holland, 1968-. ISSN 0020-0255. COBISS.SI-ID 25613056
  7. Journal of computational methods in sciences and engineering. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2017). Cambridge: Cambridge International Science; Amsterdam; Washington, DC; Tokyo: IOS Press. ISSN 1472-7978. COBISS.SI-ID 513955865
  8. Neural computing & applications. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014, 2016-2017). London: Springer, 1993-. ISSN 0941-0643. COBISS.SI-ID 1607958
  9. Swarm and evolutionary computation. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2011-2017). Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISSN 2210-6502. COBISS.SI-ID 16140310
  10. Applied energy. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015, 2016). London: Applied Science Publishers, 1975-. ISSN 0306-2619. COBISS.SI-ID 5134599
  11. 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
  12. European journal of operational research. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2013, 2016). [Print ed.]. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1977-. ISSN 0377-2217. COBISS.SI-ID 25430272
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Karbala international journal of modern science. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2016). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015-. COBISS.SI-ID 22476040
  16. Memetic computing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2012, 2016). Heidelberg; Berlin: Springer. ISSN 1865-9292. COBISS.SI-ID 518445081
  17. Natural computing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015-2016). Dordrecht; Boston; London: Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISSN 1567-7818. COBISS.SI-ID 512120857
  18. Neurocomputing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2016). [Print ed.]. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1989-. ISSN 0925-2312. COBISS.SI-ID 172315
  19. Soft computing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2013, 2015-2016). [Print ed.]. Heidelberg: Springer, 1997-. ISSN 1432-7643. COBISS.SI-ID 11144982
  20. Applied mathematical modelling. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015). [Print ed.]. Guildford, Surrey: Butterworth Scientific Ltd, 1976-. ISSN 0307-904X. COBISS.SI-ID 24983552
  21. 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
  22. International Journal of Biodeversity and Conservation. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014-2015). [Online ed.]. Lagos: Academic Journals, 2009-. ISSN 2141-243X. COBISS.SI-ID 17688342
  23. Mathematical problems in engineering. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015). [Print ed.]. New York: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 1995-. ISSN 1024-123X. COBISS.SI-ID 12769113
  24. Remote sensing. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2015). [Online ed.]. Basel: Molecular Diversity Preservation International, 2009-. ISSN 2072-4292. COBISS.SI-ID 32345133
  25. African journal of business management. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). [Nairobi]: Academic Journals, 2006-. ISSN 1993-8233. COBISS.SI-ID 13846550
  26. Applied mathematics and computation. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). [Print ed.]. New York: Elsevier, 1975-. ISSN 0096-3003. COBISS.SI-ID 24983808
  27. Computational optimization and applications. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2013-2014). [Print ed.]. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992-. ISSN 0926-6003. COBISS.SI-ID 2714713
  28. 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
  29. Informatica. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2010, 2011, 2014). Ljubljana: Slovene Society Informatika, 1977-. ISSN 0350-5596. COBISS.SI-ID 746244
  30. Journal of algorithms and optimization. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). [Print ed.]. Hong Kong: World Academic Publishing, 2013-. ISSN 2312-7767. COBISS.SI-ID 18222358
  31. Journal of Applied Mathematics. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). Cairo: Electronic Publishing House. ISSN 1110-757X. COBISS.SI-ID 12354137
  32. Journal of computers. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). Oulu: 2006-. ISSN 1796-203X. COBISS.SI-ID 21351719
  33. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2014). Delta: New Ogorode Road. ISSN 2006-9847. COBISS.SI-ID 17998870
  34. 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
  35. IEEE computational intelligence magazine. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2012). [Print ed.]. New York (NY): IEEE, 2006-. ISSN 1556-603X. COBISS.SI-ID 56338177
  36. Journal of software engineering and applications. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2012). [Petaluma, CA]: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc., 2008-. ISSN 1945-3116. COBISS.SI-ID 515574041
  37. International Journal of Systems Science. Zamuda, Aleš (reviewer 2010, 2011). London: Taylor & Francis. ISSN 0020-7721. COBISS.SI-ID 25657856
  38. 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:

  • European Commission expert for evaluation of projects


International travels / fellowships

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

Past projects/hacks



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Events and other activities

Selected recommended scientific literature