October 4, 2023
Khodakaram Salimifard

Khodakaram Salimifard

Academic Rank: Associate professor
Degree: Ph.D in Operations Research
Phone: 07731222118
Faculty: School of Business and Economics


Title Quantum marine predators algorithm for addressing multilevel image segmentation
Type Article
Marine predators algorithm, Quantum theory, Swarm intelligence, Image segmentation, Global optimization
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2021.107598
Researchers Mohamed Abd Elaziz (First researcher) , Davood Mohammadi (Second researcher) , Diego Oliva (Third researcher) , Khodakaram Salimifard (Fourth researcher)


This paper proposes a modified marine predators algorithm based on quantum theory to handle the multilevel image segmentation problem. The main aims of using quantum theory is to enhance the ability of marine predators algorithm to find the optimal threshold levels to enhance the segmentation process. The proposed quantum marine predators algorithm gets the idea of finding a particle in the space based on a possible function borrowed from the Schrodinger wave function that determines the position of each particle at any time. This rectification in the search mechanism of the marine predators algorithm contributes to strengthening of exploration and exploitation of the algorithm. To analyze the performance of the proposed algorithm, we conduct a set of experiments. In the first experiment, the results of the developed quantum marine predators algorithm are compared with eight well-known meta-heuristics based on benchmark test functions. The second experiment demonstrates the applicability of the algorithm, in addressing multilevel threshold image segmentation. A set of ten gray-scale images assess the quality of the quantum marine predators algorithm and its performance is compared with other meta-heuristic algorithms. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm performs well compared with other algorithms in terms of convergence and the quality of segmentation.