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Carola Doerr (née Winzen)

Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6
LIP6, équipe Recherche Opérationnelle
case 169, 4 place Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05

Email: Carola [dot] Doerr "at" mpi-inf.mpg.de
Phone: 0033 (0)1 44 27 54 42

Some Selected Activities and News

Research Interests

  • Theory of randomized search heuristics
  • Black-box complexity, aka randomized query complexity
  • Randomized and quasi-randomized algorithms
  • Geometric discrepancies


A list of publications can be found here. Here is an outdated (I will try to update soon...) list of my talks.




  • Co-Advisor of the intern Eduardo Carvalho Pinto (summer 2017).
    Title of the project: Self-Adjusting Parameter Choices for Discrete Black-Box Optimization
  • Co-Advisor of intern Yang Jing (summer 2015).
    Title of the project: Tight Bounds for the Unbiased Black-Box Complexity of OneMax
  • Co-Advisor of intern Axel de Perthuis de Laillevault (summer 2014).
    Title of the project: Evolutionary Algorithms with Iterated Initial Sampling
  • Co-Advisor of the master student Franziska Ebel (defended spring 2013).
    Title of the thesis: Lessons from the Black-Box: Fast Crossover-Based Genetic Algorithms
  • Advisor of intern G. Ramakrishna (summer 2012).
    Title of the project: Computing Minimum Cycle Bases in Graphs of Bounded Treewidth
  • Co-Advisor of the master student Vijay Ingalalli (defended autumn 2011).
    Title of the thesis: Evolutionary Algorithms to Compute Lower Bounds for the Star Discrepancy
  • Co-Advisor of intern Jong-Hyun Lee (winter 2011/12).
    Title of the project: Playing Mastermind with Constant Size Memory

Academic Activities

Short CV

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