Recently, industry has more complex design optimization problems to be solved in shorter period. Thus, development of “useful” design optimization method is strongly expected. On the other hand, researchers of evolutionary computation have been actively developing new and more “useful” optimization methods every year. However, evolutionary computation is not widely used in industry more than the EC researchers expect. This talk discusses what is the demand from industry side and what we can to contribute to industry.
AKIRA OYAMA received the D. Eng. degree in aerospace engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 2000. He worked for NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA, as an NRC Research Associate from 2000 to 2003. He joined the Institute of Space and Astronautial Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan, in 2003, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He was the Leader of “design innovation with multiobjective design exploration”, one of the research and development topics of the Japanese national supercomputer project “HPCI Strategic Programs for Innovative Research Field 4: Design Innovation”, from 2010 to 2015. He has been the Leader of “Multiobjective design exploration and high-performance computing technologies for design innovation”, one of the research and development topics of the Japanese national supercomputer project, “Priority Issues on Post-K Computer”, since 2016. He has authored 175 conference papers and 46 refereed journal articles. His research interests include aerospace engineering, aerodynamics, and evolutionary computation.