Designing an Evolutionary Method to solve Parameter Estimation Optimization problems Susana Gómez IIMAS-UNAM, México Juan M. Otero Univ. de la Habana, Cuba Many dynamical phenomena modeled through partial differential equations, have unknown coefficients related to the characteristics of the specific site under study. The estimation of these coefficients or parameters, can be performed solving a least squares data fitting optimization problem. We will describe here, the different requirements of some parameter estimation problems, that should be used to design an Evolutionary Algorithm, capable to solve successfully these problems. To illustrate the robustness of these algorithms, we will describe the special characteristics and the results obtained for 3 applications: the porous media characterization of fractured oil reservoirs through well-test pressure data, the identification of hydraulic properties of soils through water content data and the determination of irrigation agricultural policies through satellite images.