Preface.- Introduction.- Basic Concepts and Ideas.- Global Random Search: Fundamentals and Statistical Inference.- Global Random Search: Extensions.- Statistical Models.- References.- Index.
Provides reader with a methodological and theoretical basis for developing and investigating optimization heuristics
Summarizes basic ideas and presents recent progress and new results
Includes an extensive bibliography with old Russian articles as well as new English papers
Includes an extensive discussion on probabilistic and statistical models used in the global random search
Expands upon more sophisticated techniques including random and semi-random coverings, stratified sampling schemes, Markovian algorithms and populations based algorithms