Renata M. Aiex

1970.07.25 ~ 2006.02.17

Renata Aiex in 1999
Renata Machado Aiex died on February 17, 2006 at the age of 35 after a 15-month battle with breast cancer.  Her husband, Marcus Fontoura,  said that  "Renata will always be remembered as the sweet, fun, and caring person she was. Even during the hardest times of her cancer treatment, she was always well-humored and she brought so much joy to everyone around her."

Renata was an intern at the Algorithms and Optimization Research Department at AT&T Labs Research from October 1999 to August 2000 working with Mauricio G. C. Resende on research for her Ph.D. dissertation "An experimental investigation of the probability distribution of solution time in GRASP and its application in the analysis of parallel implementations."  She was co-advised by Mauricio G. C. Resende  and Celso C. Ribeiro of the Computer Science Department of the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Renata made several contributions in the fields of heuristic search, parallel computation, and experimental analysis of algorithms.  Here is her bibliography:

R.M. Aiex, M.G.C. Resende, and C.C. Ribeiro,  TTTPLOTS: A perl program to create time-to-target plots,  Optimization Letters, vol. 1, pp. 355-366, 2007.

R.M. Aiex, M.G.C. Resende, P.M. Pardalos, and G. Toraldo, GRASP with path relinking for three-index assignment, INFORMS J. on Computing, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 224-247, 2005.

R.M. Aiex and M.G.C. Resende, Parallel strategies for GRASP with path-relinking,  in Metaheuristics: Progress as Real Problem SolversT. Ibaraki, K. Nonobe and M. Yagiura, (Eds.), Springer, pp. 301-331, 2005.

,R.M. Aiex, S. Binato, and M.G.C. Resende,  Parallel GRASP with path-relinking for job shop scheduling,  Parallel Computing, vol. 29, pp. 393-430, 2003.

R.M. Aiex, M.G.C. Resende, and C.C. Ribeiro, Probability distribution of solution time in GRASP: An experimental investigation, J. of Heuristics, vol. 8, pp. 343-373, 2002.

R. M. Aiex, An Experimental Investigation of Probability Distribution of Solution Time in GRASP and its Application in the Analysis of Parallel Implementations, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, PUC-Rio, 2002 (in Portuguese).

R. M. Aiex, P. M. Pardalos, L. S. Pitsoulis, and M. G. C. Resende,  A GRASP for Computing Approximate Solutions for the Three-Index Assignment Problem, in IPDPS Workshops, 504, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1800, Spinger, 2000.

R. M. Aiex, C. C.Ribeiro, and M. V. P. Aragão, Parallel Cut Generation for Service Cost Allocation in Transmission Systems, Third Metaheuristics International Conference, pp. 1-6, Angra dos Reis, Brazil, 1999.

R. M. Aiex, S. L. Martins, C. C. Ribeiro, and N. R. Rodriguez, Cooperative Multi-Thread Parallel Tabu Search with an Application to Circuit Partitioning,  in Proceedings of IRREGULAR'98 - 5th International Symposium on Solving Irregularly Structured Problems in Parallel,
 Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol.  1457, 310-331, 1998.

C.C. Ribeiro, M.V. Poggi de Aragão, A.I. Tavares, R.M. Aiex and E.U. Barbosa, LABTEC Project: Service Cost Allocation in Transmission Systems, Technical report, Department of Computer Science, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997 (in Portuguese).

R. M. Aiex, Parallel Search Algorithms for the Detection of Irregular Structures,  Technical report, Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico,
Manno, Switzerland, October 1995, (Awarded with the first prize in the International EUROSIM Conference contest, the Netherlands, 1996  and also published in the EUROSIM'96 Proceedings).

R. M. Aiex, Asynchronous Strategies for the Parallelization of Tabu Search Applied to VLSI Design and Test, M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, PUC-Rio, 1996 (in Portuguese).

R. M. Aiex, Heuristics for the Traveling Salesman Problem, B.Sc. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, 1993 (in Portuguese).