- NAg Methods (E04UCF and E04UAF)
- Bit Climbing (BC)
- Dynamic Hill Climbing (DHC)
- Population Based Incremental Learning (PBIL)
- Design of Experiment methods (DOE)
- Numerical Recipes Methods (Num_Rcp)
- Method of Successive Linear Approximation (APPROX)
- Random Exploration with Shrinkage (RANDOM)
- Adaptive Random Search (ADRANS)
- Davidon, Fletcher, Powell Strategy (DAVID)
- Fletcher's 1972 Method (FLETCH)
- Jacobson and Oksman Method (JO)
- Powell's Direct Search (PDS - Siddall's implementation)
- Hooke and Jeeves Direct Search (SEEK - Siddall's implementation)
- Simplex Method (SIMPLX - Siddall's implementation)
- Rosenbrock's Rotating Co-ordinate Search (ROSE)
- Complex Strategy of M.J. Box (COMP)
- Two-membered Evolution Strategy (EVOL)
- Multi-membered Evolution Strategy (KORR)
- Repeated Fibonacci Search (FIBO)
- Repeated Golden Section Search (GOLD)
- Repeated Lagrangian Interpolation (LAGR)
- Hooke and Jeeves Direct Search (HOJE - Schwefel's implementation)
- Davies, Swann and Campey Search Method with Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization (DSCP)
- Davies, Swann and Campey Search Method with Palmer Orthogonalization (DSCP)
- Powell's Direct Search (POWE - Schwefel's implementation)
- Davidon, Fletcher, Powell Strategy (DFPS)
- Simplex Method (SIMP - Schwefel's implementation)
- Genetic Algorithm (GA)
- Simulated Annealing (SA)
- Evolutionary Programming (EP)
- Evolution Strategy (ES)

- Sheperd weighting
- linear, quadratic and cubic polynomial regression
- linear, thin plate and cubic spline radial basis functions
- stochastic process (kriging) models with and without regression

- Structural Dynamics (mainly aircraft/satellite structures)

A summary paper may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/plym1.ps.

A poster illustrating the design of an optimized truss structure may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/truss/welcome.html.

A digitized photograph of an optimized structure on test may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/lab.gif.

A paper describing satellite boom design may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/plym2.ps. - Aircraft Wing Design

A poster illustrating the design of optimized aircraft wings may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~gmr2/wing.html. - Ship Design

An image of an optimized hull form may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/fat.gif.

A poster illustrating the design of optimized hullforms may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/ship/welcome.html.

- Gas turbine design

- Towed Array Sonar Data Processing

A paper describing sonar data processing may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/sonar.ps. - Neural Network Design

A paper describing neural network topology design may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/gann1.ps. - Various Test Problems

A description of the `bump' problem may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/bump.html

Full references for papers describing this work and a number of related subjects may be found on the home page of Prof. A.J. Keane (http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/welcome.html ).

This article may be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~ajk/options.html

Correspondence to Andy.Keane@soton.ac.uk, or Prof. A.J. Keane, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, U.K.

Tel +44-2380-592944, FAX +44-2380-593230.