About Me

My name is João A. Duro and I am a Research Associate in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK.

I received a Licentiate degree in Engineering of Systems and Informatics from University of Algarve, Portugal, in 2007, and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Cranfield, UK, 2013. Before joining the University of Sheffield in October 2015, I was an Interoperability Test Intern at Blackberry Limited (2007-2008), a Research Assistant at Sheffield Hallam University (2008-2009), and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Bath (2012-2015).

My research interests are in the design and application of metaheuristics, in particular evolutionary algorithms, for solving optimization problems. Topics that I am interested in are multi-objective optimization, multiple criteria decision-making, bi-level optimization, swarm intelligence, surrogate (Bayesian)-based optimization, multidisciplinary design optimization, and machine learning.

I am currently working on:

  1. collaborative multi-objective optimization for the design of complex systems;
  2. robust optimization of expensive uncertain multi-objective optimization problems;
  3. software engineering.