Hybrid genetic algorithm for the identification of metabolic models

John Yen, David Randolph, Bogju Lee, James C. Liao

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Genetic algorithms (GA) have been demonstrated to be a promising search and optimization technique that is more likely to converge to a global optimum than most alternative techniques. In an attempt to apply GA to estimate parameters of a metabolic model, however, we found that the slow convergence rate of GA becomes a major problem for its applications to model identification of dynamic systems due to the high computational costs associated with the evaluation of models. To alleviate this difficulty, we developed a hybrid approach that combines Nelder and Mead's simplex method with the genetic algorithm. The hybrid approach not only speeds up GA's rate of convergence, but also improves the quality of the solution found by pure GA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


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