Joseph M. Pasia

Field of award: Social and Economic Sciences

Year awarded: 2011

Division: Mathematical Sciences

Citation:

In recognition of his significant contributions to the study of evolutionary computation and its applications in the field of operations research, finance and health care. His research involves the analysis, design and implementation of evolutionary algorithms for optimization problems in transportation and logistics, scheduling and financial portfolio selection.  Using his training in mathematical optimization, he has found solutions to real-life problems such as vehicle routing and flowshop scheduling problems. He developed a risk-group oriented chronic disease progression model for breast cancer patients.  In his various researches, Dr. Pasia developed sophisticated metaheuristic methods to obtain insights and good solutions to these problems which do not have exact solutions.  His research outputs have been published in various national and international refereed journals.

Office Address: Institute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines Diliman