I do not do full-time Research. This is another hobby of mine, like music or swimming.


  • García, L., Talaván, P. M., and Yáñez, J. (2020). The 2-opt behavior of the Hopfield Network applied to the TSP. Operational Research doi: 10.1007/s12351-020-00585-3
  • García, L. (2017). Dissertation: Algunas cuestiones notables sobre el modelo de Hopfield en optimización. PDF
  • García, L., Talaván, P. M., and Yáñez, J. (2017). Attractor basin analysis of the Hopfield model: The Generalized Quadratic Knapsack Problem. Advances in Computational Intelligence: 14th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, IWANN 2017, Proceedings, Part I, pp 420-431. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-59153-7_37
  • García, L., Talaván, P. M., and Yáñez, J. (2017). Improving the Hopfield model performance when applied to the traveling salesman problem. Soft Computing, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp 3891-3905. doi:10.1007/s00500-016-2039-8
  • García, L., Talaván, P. M., and Yáñez, J. (2016). [Poster] Modelo de Hopfield aplicado al TSP. Influencia del punto de inicio en la calidad de la solución. XXXVI Congreso Nacional de Estadística e Investigación Operativa y de las X Jornadas de Estadística Pública
  • García, L., Talaván, P. M., and Yáñez, J. (2015). [Poster] An improved Hopfield Network scheme for solving the Traveling Salesman Problem. Jornada FuzzyMAD+IMEIO de CASI-CAM-CM

Research interests

  • Neural Networks
  • Deep Learning
  • Combinatiorial Optimization

WiP - Work in Progress

  • Simulating specific brain signals using CHNs

Bucket list of ideas

  • Choose starting points in CHNs studying the attractor basin’s topology
  • Relationship between the TSP and the optimal value for τ in the CHN
  • Re-scale distance matrix for small distances to add potential and small to substract
  • Automate the strategies in the Divide-and-Conquer strategy as a single CHN
  • Build a CHN to solve all the 2-opt swaps at once
  • Extend the CHN to solve k-opt swaps