We consider a new class of optimization heuristics which combine local searches with stochastic sampling methods, allowing one to iterate local optimization heuristics. We have tested this on the Euclidean Traveling Salesman Problem, improving 3-opt by over 1.6% and Lin-Kernighan by 1.3%.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
- simulated annealing