solar: A solar thermal power plant simulator for blackbox optimization benchmarking

This work introduces solar, a collection of  ten optimization problem instances for benchmarking blackbox optimization solvers. The instances present different design aspects of a concentrated solar power plant simulated by blackbox numerical models. The type of variables (discrete or continuous), dimensionality, and number and types of constraints (including hidden constraints)  differ across instances. Some are deterministic, others are stochastic … Read more

Use of static surrogates in hyperparameter optimization

Optimizing the hyperparameters and architecture of a neural network is a long yet necessary phase in the development of any new application. This consuming process can benefit from the elaboration of strategies designed to quickly discard low quality configurations and focus on more promising candidates. This work aims at enhancing HyperNOMAD, a library that adapts … Read more