Evolution strategies on noisy functions how to improve convergence properties

  • Ulrich Hammel
  • Thomas Bäck
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 866)


Evolution Strategies are reported to be robust in the presence of noise which in general hinders the optimization process. In this paper we discuss the influence of some of the stratey parameters and strategy variants on the convergence process and discuss measures for improvement of the convergence properties. After having a broad look to the theory for the dynamics of a (1,λ)-ES on a simple quadratic function we numerically investigate the influence of the parent population size and the introduction of recombination. Finally we compare the effects of multiple sampling of the objective function versus the enlargment of the population size for the convergence precision as well as the convergence reliability by the example of the multimodal Rastrigins function.


Evolution Strategy Strategy Parameter Observation Error Strategy Variable Convergence Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Hammel
    • 1
  • Thomas Bäck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, LSXIUniversity of DortmundDortmundGermany

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