Peter J. Fleming

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Peter J. Fleming
Fields Multi-objective optimization and Evolutionary Algorithm and Control Systems
Institutions Department of Automatical Control and Systems Engineering, Sheffield University

Peter John Fleming is a Professor of Industrial Systems and Control in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and till June 2012, He was the Director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. He works in the field of control & systems engineering and is known for his work on evolutionary computation applied to systems engineering. Fleming is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Systems Science.[1]


Fleming's primary area of research involves the development of evolutionary algorithms, including genetic algorithm for multi-objective optimization. He also works in the area of control & systems engineering. He has authored about 400 research publications, including six books. His research interests have led to the development of close links with a variety of industries in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, power generation, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Two of his most cited article are:

  • Genetic Algorithms for Multiobjective Optimization: Formulation, Discussion and Generalization, with Carlos M. Fonseca, in Genetic Algorithm: Proceedings of the fifth international conference, San Mareo, CA, July 1993.
  • An Overview of Evolutionary Algorithms in Multiobjective Optimization, with Carlos M. Fonseca, Evolutionary Computation, MIT Press, 1995.[2]

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering since 2005,[3] a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control since 2009, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology, and a Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control.[4]

Selected books[edit]


  1. ^ "International Journal of Systems Science". Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Evolutionary Computation". MIT Press. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "List of Fellows". The Royal Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Professor Peter J Fleming". Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  5. ^ A. M. Zalzala and P. J. Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems. Retrieved 19 February 2012.