An Evolution Strategy with Probabilistic Mutation for Multi-Objective Optimisation
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Nursing and Public Health
Evolutionary algorithms have been applied with great success to the difficult field of multi-objective optimisation. Nevertheless, the need for improvements in this field is still strong. We present a new evolutionary algorithm, ESP (the Evolution Strategy with Probabilistic mutation). ESP extends traditional evolution strategies in two principal ways: it applies mutation probabilistically in a GA-like fashion, and it uses a new hypervolume based, parameterless, scaling independent measure for resolving ties during the selection process. ESP outperforms the state-of-the-art algorithms on a suite of benchmark multi-objective test functions using a range of popular metrics.