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Humberto Rocha is currently an Invited Assistant Professor at University of Coimbra and Researcher at the Inesc-Coimbra and CeBER Research Centers. He received both his bachelor and master degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Coimbra in 1998 and 2001, respectively. In 2005, he completed a PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics at Old Dominion University (ODU) and NASA Langley Research Center, both in Virginia, USA. He received a medical degree from the University of Minho in 2015. His research centers on applications in physics, inverse engineering, aeronautics, medicine, and recently economics. This multidisciplinary approach lead to publications in a variety of journals of different areas, including Journal of aircraft, Medical Physics, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Physica Medica. Most of his publications are in top journals of his area (Applied Mathematics), including SIAM Journal on Optimization, Journal of Global Optimization, Computational Optimization and Applications, Applied Mathematical Modeling, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.

Publications

(2022) Learning target-based preferences through additive models: An application in radiotherapy treatment planning. European Journal of Operational Research.
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(2022) An automated treatment planning strategy for highly noncoplanar radiotherapy arc trajectories. International Transactions in Operational Research, itor.12953.
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(2021) Maximizing Learning Through Cohesion: Contributions From a Nonlinear Approach. Small Group Research, 52, 162–188.
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(2021) Estatística Descritiva para as Ciências Sociais. Edições Sílabo.
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(2021) Assessing the need for adaptive radiotherapy in head and neck cancer patients using an automatic planning tool. Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy, 26, 423-432.
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(2021) A Randomized Direct-Search Approach for Beam Angle Optimization in Intensity-Modulated Proton Therapy. Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2021. ICCSA 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12953. 320-332.
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(2020) Dose-Response to Different Radiochemotherapy Regimens in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. 1276-1282.
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(2020) Advantage of Beam Angle Optimization in Head-and-Neck IMRT: Patient Specific Analysis. 1256-1263.
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(2020) Optimization of Highly Noncoplanar Arc Therapy Trajectories: A Dosimetric Approach. In: Henriques, J., Neves, N., de Carvalho, P. (Ed.), XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019. MEDICON 2019. IFMBE Proceedings. 1270-1275. Springer.
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(2020) Clinical validation of a graphical method for radiation therapy plan quality assessment. Radiation Oncology, 15, 64.
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(2020) Comparison of Different Strategies for Arc Therapy Optimization. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 12251. 552-563. Springer.
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(2019) Forecasting Wheat Prices Based on Past Behavior: Comparison of Different Modelling Approaches. In: S., Misra (Ed.), Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2019. ICCSA 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. vol 11621. 167-182. Springer.
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(2019) An Optimization Approach for Noncoplanar Intensity-Modulated Arc Therapy Trajectories. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 11621 LNCS. 199-214.
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(2019) A Nonlinear Dynamical System Perspective on Team Learning: The Role of Team Culture and Social Cohesion. In: Gervasi, O. (Ed.), ICCSA 2019, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 11621. 38-49. Springer.
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(2019) Incorporating the Local Biological Effect of Dose Per Fraction in IMRT Inverse Optimization. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018. 413-416.
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(2019) On the growth of Iberian firms: An empirical analysis. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 531, 121797.
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(2019) Beam angle optimization in IMRT: are we really optimizing what matters?. International Transactions in Operational Research, 26, 908-928.
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(2019) Early prediction of durum wheat yield in Spain using radial basis functions interpolation models based on agroclimatic data. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 157, 427-435.
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(2019) Comparison of two beam angular optimization algorithms guided by automated multicriterial IMRT. Physica Medica, 64, 210-221.
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(2018) Honey Yield Forecast Using Radial Basis Functions. MOD 2017: Machine Learning, Optimization, and Big Data. 483-495. Springer.
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(2018) A Heuristic Based on Fuzzy Inference Systems for Multiobjective IMRT Treatment Planning. MOD 2017: Machine Learning, Optimization, and Big Data. 255-267. Springer.
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(2018) A Cusp Catastrophe Model for Satisfaction, Conflict, and Conflict Management in Teams. ICCSA 2018: Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2018. 335-350. Springer.
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(2018) Comparison of Combinatorial and Continuous Frameworks for the Beam Angle Optimization Problem in IMRT. In: et al. Gervasi, O. (Ed.), ICCSA 2018, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10961. 593-606. Springer.
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(2018) Inequality measures for wealth distribution: Population vs individuals perspective. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 492, 1317-1326.
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(2018) Predicting xerostomia after IMRT treatments: a data mining approach. Health and Technology, 8, 159-168.
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(2017) A neural network model for team viability. ICCSA 2017: Computational Science and Its Applications Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 560-573.
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(2017) A Global Score-Driven Beam Angle Optimization in IMRT. In: et Al., O. Gervasi (Ed.), Computational Science and Its Applications, (pp 77-90). Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
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(2017) Automated radiotherapy treatment planning using fuzzy inference systems. In: et Al., O. Gervasi (Ed.), Computational Science and Its Applications, (pp 91 - 106). Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer.
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(2016) On the beam angle optimization problem in IMRT: combinatorial vs continuous optimization. In: Rocha, Ana Maria A. C., Costa, M. Fernanda, Fernandes, Edite (Ed.), Proceedings of the XIII Global Optimization Workshop: GOW'16. 155-158. University of Minho.
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(2016) An Accelerated Multistart Derivative-Free Framework for the Beam Angle Optimization Problem in IMRT?. In: Gervasi, Osvaldo, Murgante, Beniamino, Misra, Sanjay, Rocha, Ana Maria A. C., Torre, Carmelo M., Taniar, David, Apduhan, Bernady O., Stankova, Elena, Wang, Shangguang (Ed.), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2016. 232-245. Springer International Publishing.
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(2016) Semi-supervised self-training approaches in small and unbalanced datasets: Application to Xerostomia radiation side-effect. MEDICON 2016, XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing. 822-827. Springer International Publishing.
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(2016) Feature selection in small databases: a medical-case study. MEDICON 2016, XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing. 808-813. Springer International Publishing.
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(2016) A nonlinear multicriteria model for team effectiveness. In: Gervasi, O., Murgante, B., Misra, S., Rocha, A.M.A.C., Torre, C.M., Taniar, D., Apduhan, B.O., Stankova, E., Wang, S. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2016. 595-609. Springer International Publishing.
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(2016) Treatment failure prediction for head-and-neck cancer radiation therapy. Cancer/Radiothérapie, 20, 268-274.
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(2016) A derivative-free multistart framework for an automated noncoplanar beam angle optimization in IMRT. Medical Physics, 43, 5514-5526.
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(2016) Automated fluence map optimization based on fuzzy inference systems. Medical Physics, 43, 1083-1095.
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(2015) A Two-Stage Programming Approach to Fluence Map Optimization for Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning. In: Lacković, Igor, Vasic, Darko (Ed.), 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering. 687-690. Springer International Publishing.
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(2015) Fluence Map Non-Linear Continuous Optimization for IMRT Treatment Planning. 13th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization.
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(2015) IMRT Inverse Planning Using Simulated Annealing. 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering.
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(2015) Does Beam Angle Optimization Really Matter for Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy?. In: Gervasi, Osvaldo, Murgante, Beniamino, Misra, Sanjay, Gavrilova, Marina L., Rocha, Ana Maria Alves Coutinho, Torre, Carmelo, Taniar, David, Apduhan, Bernady O. (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 522-533. Springer International Publishing.
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(2015) Automated Iterative Non-Linear Optimization for IMRT Fluence Map Optimization. 27th European Conference on Operational Research.
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(2015) Simulated annealing applied to IMRT beam angle optimization: A computational study.. Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 31, 747-56.
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(2015) Special issue on “Improving Healthcare: new challenges, new approaches”. International Transactions in Operational Research, 22, 1-427.
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(2015) Noncoplanar beam angle optimization in IMRT treatment planning using pattern search methods. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 616.
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