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  • Z. Yuan, Automated algorithm configuration for hard optimization problems. Ph.D. thesis, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2019. pdf bib
  • Z. Yuan, Éric Taillard. Dynamic Programming for Vertical Flight Planning. Technical Report TR/IRIDIA/2016-006, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2016. pdf bib
  • Z. Yuan. Automatic Configuration of MIP Solver: Case Study in Vertical Flight Planning. In Proceedings of Matheuristics, pages 48-59, Brussels, Belgium, 2016. pdf bib
  • Z. Yuan. A brief literature review on ship management in maritime transportation. Technical Report TR/IRIDIA/2016-001, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2016. pdf bib


  • Z. Yuan, L. Amaya Moreno, A. Fügenschuh, A. Kaier, A. Mollaysa, and S. Schlobach. Mixed integer second-order cone programming for the horizontal and vertical free-flight planning problem. Technical report AMOS#21, Applied Mathematical Optimization Series, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany, 2015. Submitted to journal. pdf bib
  • Z. Yuan, L. Amaya Moreno, A. Fügenschuh, A. Kaier, and S. Schlobach. Discrete Speed in Vertical Flight Planning. In Proc. of International Conference on Computational Logistics(ICCL), LNCS 9335, pages 734-749, Delft, Netherlands, 2015. pdf bib
  • L. Amaya Moreno, Z. Yuan, A. Fügenschuh, A. Kaier, and S. Schlobach. Combining NLP and MILP in Vertical Flight Planning. In Operations Research Proceedings, pages 273-278, Vienna, Austria, 2015. To appear pdf bib
  • Z. Yuan, and A. Fügenschuh. Home Health Care Scheduling: A Case Study. In Proc. Multidisciplinary International Scheduling Conference (MISTA), pages 555-569, Prague, Czech, 2015. pdf bib


  • Z. Yuan, A. Fügenschuh, A. Kaier, S. Schlobach. Variable Speed in Vertical Flight Planning. In Operations Research Proceedings, selected papers of International Conference on Operations Research (OR 2014), pages 635-641, Aachen, Germany, 2014. pdf bib
  • H.C. Lau, Z. Yuan, and A. Gunawan. Patrol Scheduling in Urban Rail Network. Annals of Operations Research, 239(1):317–342, 2014. pdf bib
  • A. Gunawan, Z. Yuan, and H.C. LauA Mathematical Model and Metaheuristics for Time Dependent Orienteering Problem. In Proc. International Conf. on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT)pages 202-217, York, UK, 2014. pdf bib
  • S. D. Handoko, D.T. Nguyen, Z. Yuan, and H.C. Lau. Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Operator Selection in Memetic Search Applied to Quadratic Assignment ProblemIn Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), extended abstract, Vancouver, Canada, 2014. 
  • Z. Yuan, S. D. Handoko, D.T. Nguyen, and H.C. Lau. An Empirical Study of Off-line Configuration and On-line Adaptation in Operator Selection. In Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN (LION8), LNCS 8426, pages 202-217, Gainesville, USA, 2014. pdf bib


  • Z. YuanT. Stützle, M. Montes de Oca, H.C. Lau, and M. Birattari. An analysis of post-selection in automatic configurationIn Proc. of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), pages 1557-1564, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013. pdf bib
  • P. Varakantham, H.C. Lau, and Z. YuanScalable Randomized Patrolling for Securing Rapid Transit Networks. In Proceedings of 25th Conference on Innovative Application of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-13), pages 1563-1568, held as part of AAAI, Bellevue, USA, 2013. pdf bib
  • Lindawati, Z. Yuan, H.C. Lau, and F. Zhu. Automated Parameter Tuning Framework for Heterogeneous and Large Instances: Case Study in Quadratic Assignment Problem. In Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN (LION7), LNCS 7997, pages 423-437, Catania, Italy, 2013. pdf bib


  • Z. Yuan, M. Montes de Oca, M. Birattari, and T. Stützle. Continuous optimization algorithms for tuning real and integer  parameters of swarm intelligence algorithms. Swarm Intelligence, 6(1):49-75, 2012. pdf bib


  • Z. Yuan, M. Montes de Oca, M. Birattari, and T. Stützle. Modern continuous optimization algorithms for tuning real and integer algorithm parameters. In Proc. of ANTS10, LNCS 5234, pages 204-215, Brussels, Belgium, 2010. pdf bib
  • Z. Yuan, T. Stützle, and M. Birattari. MADS/F-Race: mesh adaptive direct search meets F-Race. In Proc. of IEA/AIE10, LNAI 6096, pages 41-50, Corddoba, Spain, 2010. pdf bib
  • M. Birattari, Z. Yuan, P. Balaprakash, and T. Stützle. F-Race and iterated F-Race: An overview. In T. Bartz-Beielstein et al., editors, Experimental Methods for the Analysis of Optimization Algorithms, Natural Computation Series, pages 311-336, Springer, 2010. pdf bib


  • Z. YuanTools for the Automatic Tuning of Parameterized Algorithms. Rapport d'avancement de recherche (MPhil. Thesis)IRIDIA, CoDE, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2009. pdf bib
  • P. Balaprakash, M. Birattari, T. Stützle, Z. Yuan, and M. Dorigo.  Estimation-based ant colony optimization and local search for the probabilistic traveling salesman problem. Swarm Intelligence, 3(3):223-242, 2009. pdf bib
  • Z. Yuan, T. Stützle, and M. Birattari. Combining F-Race and Mesh Adaptive Direct Search for automatic algorithm configuration. In Proceedings of SLS-DS, pages 21-25, Brussels, Belgium, 2009.
  • M. Birattari, Z. YuanP. Balaprakash, and T. Stützle. Automated Algorithm Tuning using F-Races: Recent Developments. Proceedings of MIC09, 10 pages, Hamburg, Germany, 2009. pdf bib


  • Z. Yuan, A. Fügenschuh, H. Homfeld, P. Balaprakash, T. Stützle, and M. Schoch. Iterated greedy algorithms for a real-world cyclic train scheduling problem. Proceedings of HM08LNCS 5296, pages 102-116, Malaga, Spain, 2008. pdf bib
  • A. Fügenschuh, H. Homfeld, A. Huck, A. Martin, and Z. Yuan. Scheduling locomotives and car transfers in freight transport. Transportation Science, 42(4):478-491, 2008. pdf bib


  • Z. Yuan and A. Fügenschuh. Parameterized Random Greedy Algorithms for Heterogeneous VRP with Time Windows. Proceedings of SLS-DS07, pages 52-57, Brussels, Belgium, 2007. 
  • Z. YuanSolving Real-World Vehicle Routing Problems Using MILP and PGreedy Heuristics. Diplomarbeit (MSc. Thesis)Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, 2007. pdf bib 
  • Z. YuanMulti-Depot Vehicle Scheduling Problem with Coupling Trips and Time Windows. Bachelor thesis,Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, 2007. pdf bib