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Ranji Ranjithan

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

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Karam, A. L., McMillan, C. C., Lai, Y. C., Reyes, F. L., Sederoff, H. W., Grunden, A. M., … Ducoste, J. J. (2017). Construction and setup of a bench-scale algal photosynthetic bioreactor with temperature, light, and ph monitoring for kinetic growth tests. Jove-Journal of Visualized Experiments, (124).

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Li, W. H., Sankarasubramanian, A., Ranjithan, R. S., & Sinha, T. (2016). Role of multimodel combination and data assimilation in improving streamflow prediction over multiple time scales. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 30(8), 2255–2269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-015-1158-6

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Al Gharably, M., DeCarolis, J. F., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2016). An enhanced linear regression-based building energy model (LRBEM plus ) for early design. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 9(2), 115–133. https://doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2015.1004108

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Wang, H., Sankarasubramanian, A., & Ranjithan, R. S. (2015). Understanding the low-frequency variability in hydroclimatic attributes over the southeastern US. Journal of Hydrology, 521, 170–181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.081

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Li, W. H., Sankarasubramanian, A., Ranjithan, R. S., & Brill, E. D. (2014). Improved regional water management utilizing climate forecasts: An interbasin transfer model with a risk management framework. Water Resources Research, 50(8), 6810–6827. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013wr015248

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Levis, J. W., Barlaz, M. A., DeCarolis, J. F., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2014). Systematic exploration of efficient strategies to manage solid waste in US municipalities: Perspectives from the solid waste optimization life-cycle framework (SWOLF). Environmental Science & Technology, 48(7), 3625–3631. https://doi.org/10.1021/es500052h

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Marchi, A., Salomons, E., Ostfeld, A., Kapelan, Z., Simpson, A. R., Zecchin, A. C., … Paez, D. (2014). battle of the Water Networks II. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(7). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000830

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Jin, X., Ranjithan, R. S., & Mahinthakumar, G. (2014). A monitoring network design procedure for three-dimensional (3D) groundwater contaminant source identification. Environmental Forensics, 15(1), 78–96. https://doi.org/10.1080/15275922.2013.873095

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Jung, Y., Mahinthakumar, G., & Ranjithan, R. (2013). Development of a simultaneous search-based pilot point method for subsurface characterization. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 27(8), 2003–2013. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-013-0734-x

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Wang, H., Sankarasubramanian, A., & Ranjithan, R. S. (2013). Integration of climate and weather information for improving 15-day-ahead accumulated precipitation forecasts. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14(1), 186–202. https://doi.org/10.1175/jhm-d-11-0128.1

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Cai, X. M., Vogel, R., & Ranjithan, R. (2013). Special issue on the role of systems analysis in watershed management. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 139(5), 461–463. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000341

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Levis, J. W., Barlaz, M. A., DeCarolis, J. F., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2013). A generalized multistage optimization modeling framework for life cycle assessment-based integrated solid waste management. Environmental Modelling Review & Software: With Environmental Data News, 50, 51–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.08.007

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Liu, L., Zechman, E. M., Mahinthakumar, G., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2012). Coupling of logistic regression analysis and local search methods for characterization of water distribution system contaminant source. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 25(2), 309–316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2011.10.009

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Mirghani, B. Y., Zechman, E. M., Ranjithan, R. S., & Mahinthakumar, G. (2012). Enhanced simulation-optimization approach using surrogate modeling for solving inverse problems. Environmental Forensics, 13(4), 348–363. https://doi.org/10.1080/15275922.2012.702333

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Liu, L., Zechman, E. M., Mahinthakumar, G., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2012). Identifying contaminant sources for water distribution systems using a hybrid method. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 29(2), 123–136. https://doi.org/10.1080/10286608.2012.663360

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Hygh, J. S., DeCarolis, J. F., Hill, D. B., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2012). Multivariate regression as an energy assessment tool in early building design. Building and Environment, 57, 165–175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.04.021

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Liu, L., Ranjithan, S. R., & Mahinthakumar, G. (2011). Contamination source identification in water distribution systems using an adaptive dynamic optimization procedure. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 137(2), 183–192. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000104

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Liu, L., Sankarasubramanian, A., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2011). Logistic regression analysis to estimate contaminant sources in water distribution systems. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 13(3), 545–557. https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2010.106

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Levis, J. W., Barlaz, M. A., Tayebali, A., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2011). Quantifying the greenhouse gas emission reductions associated with recycling hot mix asphalt. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 12(1), 57–77. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680629.2011.9690352

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Jung, Y., Ranjithan, R. S., & Mahinthakumar, G. (2011). Subsurface characterization using a D-optimality based pilot point method. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 13(4), 775–793. https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2010.111

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Mirghani, B. Y., Tryby, M. E., Ranjithan, R. S., Karonis, N. T., & Mahinthakumar, K. G. (2010). Grid-enabled simulation-optimization framework for environmental characterization. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 24(6), 488–498. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)cp.1943-5487.0000052

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Tryby, M. E., Propato, M., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2010). Monitoring design for source identification in water distribution systems. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136(6), 637–646. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000080

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Tryby, M. E., Mirghani, B. Y., Mahinthakumar, G. K., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2010). A solution framework for environmental characterization problems. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 24(3), 265–283. https://doi.org/10.1177/1094342009350886

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Liu, L., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2010). An adaptive optimization technique for dynamic environments. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 23(5), 772–779. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2010.01.007

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Far, M. S. S., Underwood, B. S., Ranjithan, S. R., Kim, Y. R., & Jackson, N. (2009). Application of artificial neural networks for estimating dynamic modulus of asphalt concrete. Transportation Research Record, (2127), 173–186. https://doi.org/10.3141/2127-20

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Vankayala, P., Sankarasubramanian, A., Ranjithan, S. R., & Mahinthakumar, G. (2009). Contaminant source identification in water distribution networks under conditions of demand uncertainty. Environmental Forensics, 10(3), 253–263. https://doi.org/10.1080/15275920903140486

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Zechman, E. M., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2009). Evolutionary computation-based methods for characterizing contaminant sources in a water distribution system. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 135(5), 334–343. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2009)135:5(334)

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Kaplan, P. O., Ranjithan, S. R., & Barlaz, M. A. (2009). Use of life-cycle analysis to support solid waste management planning for Delaware. Environmental Science & Technology, 43(5), 1264–1270. https://doi.org/10.1021/es8018447

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Jin, X., Mahinthakumar, G., Zechman, E. M., & Ranjithan, R. S. (2009). A genetic algorithm-based procedure for 3D source identification at the Borden emplacement site. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 11(1), 51–64. https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2009.002

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Mirghani, B. Y., Mahinthakumar, K. G., Tryby, M. E., Ranjithan, R. S., & Zechman, E. M. (2009). A parallel evolutionary strategy based simulation-optimization approach for solving groundwater source identification problems. Advances in Water Resources, 32(9), 1373–1385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2009.06.001

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Lacroix, A., Kim, Y. R., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2008). Backcalculation of dynamic modulus from resilient modulus of asphalt concrete with an artificial neural network. Transportation Research Record, (2057), 107–113. https://doi.org/10.3141/2057-13

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Kumar, S. V., Doby, T. A., Baugh, J. W., Brill, E. D., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2007). Closure to "Optimal design of redundant water distribution networks using a cluster of workstations" by Sujay V. Kumar, Troy A. Doby, John W. Baugh Jr., E. Downey Brill, and S. Ranji Ranjithan. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 133(6), 580–581. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)0733-9496(2007)133:6(580)

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Zechman, E. M., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2007). Evolutionary computation-based approach for model error correction and calibration. Advances in Water Resources, 30(5), 1360–1370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2006.11.013

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Zechman, E. M., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2007). Generating alternatives using evolutionary algorithms for water resources and environmental management problems. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 133(2), 156–165. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2007)133:2(156)

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Raghavachar, K., Mahinthakumar, G. K., Worley, P., Zechman, E., & Ranjithan, R. (2007). Parallel performance modeling using a genetic programming-based error correction procedure. Simulation, 83(7), 515–527. https://doi.org/10.1177/0037549707084691

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Fu, J. S., Brill, E. D., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2006). Conjunctive use of models to design cost-effective ozone control strategies. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 56(6), 800–809. https://doi.org/10.1080/10473289.2006.10464492

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Kumar, S. V., Doby, T. A., Baugh, J. W., Brill, E. D., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2006). Optimal design of redundant water distribution networks using a cluster of workstations. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 132(5), 374–384. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2006)132:5(374)

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Mahinthakumar, K., Von Laszewski, G., Ranjithan, R., Brill, D., Uber, J., Harrison, K., … Zechman, E. (2006). An adaptive cyberinfrastructure for threat management in urban water distribution systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3993, 401–408. https://doi.org/10.1007/11758532_54

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Ranjithan, S. R. (2005). Role of evolutionary computation in environmental and water resources systems analysis. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 131(1), 02–. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)0733-9496(2005)131:1(1)

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Zechman, E. M., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2004). An evolutionary algorithm to generate alternatives (EAGA) for engineering optimization problems. Engineering Optimization, 36(5), 539–553. https://doi.org/10.1080/03052150410001704863

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Zechman, E. M., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2003). Are the "best" solutions to a real optimization problem always found in the noninferior set? Evolutionary algorithm for generating alternatives (EAGA). In E. Cantu-Paz (Ed.) (Ed.), Genetic and evolutionary computation–GECCO 2003: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, July 12-16, 2003: Proceedings (Vol. 2724, pp. 1622–1623). Berlin; New York: Springer.

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Barlaz, M. A., Kaplan, P. O., Ranjithan, S. R., & Rynk, R. (2003). Comparing recycling, composting and landfills. BioCycle, 44(9), 60–.

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Harrell, L. J., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2003). Detention pond design and land use planning for watershed management. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 129(2), 98–106. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9486(2003)129:2(98)

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Barlaz, M. A., Kaplan, P. O., Ranjithan, S. R., & Rynk, R. (2003). Evaluating environmental impacts of solid waste management alternatives. BioCycle, 44(10), 52–56.

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Dorn, J. L., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2003). Evolutionary multiobjective optimization in watershed water quality management. In C. M. Fonseca ... et al. (Eds.) (Ed.), Evolutionary multi-criterion optimization: Second international conference, EMO 2003, Faro, Portugal, April 8-11, 2003: proceedings (Vol. 2632, pp. 692–706). Berlin; New York: Springer.

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Xu, B., Ranjithan, S. R., & Kim, Y. R. (2003). Using the asphalt pavement layer condition assessment program - Case studies. In Pavement assessment, monitoring and evaluation 2003 (pp. 66–75). Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board.

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Solano, E., Ranjithan, S. R., Barlaz, M. A., & Brill, E. D. (2002). Life-cycle-based solid waste management. I: Model development. Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 128(10), 981–992. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)0733-9372(2002)128:10(981)

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Solano, E., Dumas, R. D., Harrison, K. W., Ranjithan, S. R., Barlaz, M. A., & Brill, E. D. (2002). Life-cycle-based solid waste management. II: Illustrative applications. Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 128(10), 993–1005. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)0733-9372(2002)128:10(993)

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Xu, B., Ranjithan, S. R., & Kim, Y. R. (2002). New condition assessment procedure for asphalt pavement layers using failing weight deflectometer deflections. In Assessing and evaluating pavements, 2002 (pp. 57–69). Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

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Xu, B., Ranjithan, S. R., & Kim, Y. R. (2002). New relationships between failing weight deflectometer deflections and asphalt pavement layer condition indicators. In Assessing and evaluating pavements, 2002 (pp. 48–56). Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

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Ranjithan, S. R., Chetan, S. K., & Dakshina, H. K. (2001). Constraint method-based evolutionary algorithm (CMEA) for multiobjective optimization. In E. Zitzler ... et al. (Eds.) (Ed.), Evolutionary multi-criterion optimization: First international conference, EMO 2001, Zurich, Switzerland, March 7-9, 2001: Proceedings (Vol. 1993, pp. 299–313). Berlin; New York: Springer.

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Harrison, K. W., Dumas, R. D., Solano, E., Barlaz, M. A., Brill, E. D., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2001). Decision support tool for life-cycle-based solid waste management. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 15(1), 44–58. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3801(2001)15:1(44)

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Loghlin, L. H., Ranjithan, S., Brill, E. D., & Baugh, J. W. (2001). Genetic algorithm approaches for adressing unmodeled objectives in optimization problems. Engineering Optimization, 33(2001), 549–569. https://doi.org/10.1080/03052150108940933

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Loughlin, D. H., Ranjithan, S. R., Brill, E. D., & Baugh, J. W. (2001). Genetic algorithm approaches for addressing unmodeled objectives in optimization problems. Engineering Optimization, 33(5), 549–569. https://doi.org/10.1080/03052150108940933
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Loughlin, D. H., Ranjithan, S. R., Baugh, J. W., & Brill, E. D. (2000). Application of genetic algorithms for the design of ozone control strategies. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 50(6), 1050–1063. https://doi.org/10.1080/10473289.2000.10464133

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Ranjithan, S. R., Barlaz, M. A., Brill, E. D., Dumas, R. D., Harrison, K. W., Kosmicki, B. A., & Solano, E. (1998). Development of alternative solid waste management options with economic and environmental considerations: A mathematical modeling approach. In International Solid Waste Association 1998 World Congress, Charlotte, NC, Oct. 26-29, 1998.

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Lee, Y. C., Kim, Y. R., & Ranjithan, S. R. (1998). Dynamic analysis-based approach to determine flexible pavement layer moduli using deflection basin parameters. In Recent pavement research issues (pp. 36–42). Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board.

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Harrell, L. J., & Ranjithan, S. (1998). Generation of alternative strategies for insightful decision making in watershed management. In E. D. Loucks (Ed.) (Ed.), Water resources and the urban environment: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management (ASCE), Chicago, IL, June 7-10, 1998.

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Harrison, K. W., Ranjithan, S., & al. (1998). Interactively exploring efficient solid waste management alternatives to meet environmental goals. In W. Whipple Jr. (Ed.) (Ed.), Coordination: Water resources and environment: Proceedings of special session of ASCE’s 25th Annual Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management and the 1998 Annual Conference on Environmental Engineering, June 1998, Chicago, Illinois.

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Eldessouki, W., Rouphail, N., Beja, M., & Ranjithan, S. R. (1998). Multiperiod highway improvement and construction scheduling: Model development and application. In Land use and transportation planning and programming applications (pp. 96–104). Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board.

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Loughlin, D., Ranjithan, S., Brill, E. D., Baugh, J., & Fine, S. (1998). Prototype decision support tool for developing tropospheric ozone control strategies. In Water resources and the urban environment-98: Proceedings of the 1998 National Conference on Environmental Engineering. ASCE Joint 25th Annual Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management and 1998 National Conference on Environmental Engineering, Chicago, IL, June 7-10,1998.

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Heidari, M., & Ranjithan, S. R. (1998). A hybrid optimization approach to thf estimation of distributed parameters in two-dimensional confined aquifers. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 34(4), 909–920. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.1998.tb01525.x

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Harrell, L. J., & Ranjithan, S. (1997). Generating efficient watershed management strategies using a genetic algorithms-based method. In D. H. Merritt (Ed.) (Ed.), Aesthetics in the constructed environment: Proceedings of 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference Houston, Texas, April 6-9, 1997 (pp. 272–277). New York: American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Loughlin, D. H., & Ranjithan, S. (1997). The Neighborhood Constraint Method: A genetic algorithm-based multiobjective optimization technique. In T. Back (Ed.) (Ed.), Genetic algorithms: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Genetic Algorithms, East Lansing, Michigan, July 19-23, 1997 (Vol. 7, pp. 666–673).

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