A Comparison of Tree Search Methods for Graph Topology Design Problems

  • Ada-Rhodes Short
  • Bryony L. DuPont
  • Matthew I. Campbell
Conference paper


In this paper, we discuss the relevance and effectiveness of two common methods for searching decision trees that represent design problems. When design problems are encoded in decision trees they are often multimodal, capture a range of complexity in valid solutions, and have distinguishable internal locations.



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant CMMI-1662731. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations presented in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ada-Rhodes Short
    • 1
  • Bryony L. DuPont
    • 1
  • Matthew I. Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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