Computational optimization; optimal design; process optimization; optimal modeling and optimal system design; multi-objective optimization and multi-criterion decision analysis; large-scale optimization; evolutionary multi-objective optimization (EMO) for handling practicalities -- uncertainties, constraints, multi-modalities, noise, and mixed variables; meta-modeling in optimization; hybrid optimization algorithms using evolutionary and classical methods; evolutionary computation in search, optimization of control of engineering problems; multi-modal optimization; design of self-adaptive evolutionary algorithms; combinatorial optimization; computational intelligence; neural networks; fuzzy logic systems; machine learning; practical applications of optimization in science, engineering, finance and in multi-disciplinary domains.
TWAS Prize in Engineering Sciences, Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy, 2012
INFOSYS Prize, Infosys Science Foundation, Bangalore, India, 2011
J.C. Bose National Fellowship, Dept. of Science &n Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, India, 2011
Cajastur Mamdani Prize, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain, 2011.
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2011
Velux Foundation Guest Professorship at Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2011-2012
MCDM Edgeworth-Pareto Award, International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MC M), 2008
Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1991
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1989
Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1985
Ahmed, F., Deb, K. and Jindal, A. (2013). Multi-Objective Optimization and Decision Making Approaches to Cricket Team Selection. Applied Soft Computing, 13(1), 402-414.
Srivastava, R. and Deb, K. (2013. An Evolutionary Based Bayesian Design Optimization Approach Under Incomplete Information. Engineering Optimization, 45(2), 151-165.
Deb, K., Ruiz, F., Tewari, R., Cabello, J. M., and Cejudo, J. M. (2012). On the Sizing of a Solar Thermal Electricity Plant for Multiple Objectives Using Evolutionary Optimization. Applied Soft Computing, 12(10), 3300-3311.
Deb, K. and Srivastava, S. (2012). A Genetic Algorithm Based Augmented Lagrangian Method for Constrained Optimization. Computational Optimization and Applications, 53(3), 869-902.
Nandi, A., Datta, S., Deb, K. (2012). Design of Particle Reinforced Polyurethane Mould Materials for Soft Tooling Process Using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms. Soft Computing, 16(6), 989-1008.