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Date
Day
Topics
Downloads
1
7/2/13
Thursday
Course Overview, Computational Intelligence, Evolutionary Computation and Swarm Intelligence, Global and Local Optima

2
12/2/13
Tuesday
Mutation and Crossover Operators, Representation,
Traveling Salesman Problem, Order 1 Crossover, Swap and Insert Mutations, N-Queen Problem

3
14/2/13
Thursday
Selection Schemes: Fitness Proportional Selection, Rank-based Selection, Tournament Selection, Age-based and Fitness-based Survival Selection, Truncation, Elitism, Hall of Fame


19/2/13
Tuesday
No Class - Road Blocks due to Sit-ins

4
21/2/13
Thursday
Assignment # 1 Explanation (Working of the Whole Algorithm), Evaluation of Evolutionary Algorithms, Average Best-so-far curves, Box-plots

5-6
26/2/13
Tuesday
Mutation/Crossover Operators for Binary/Integer/Floating/Permutation Representation, No Free Lunch Theorem, Random Numbers in Excel/C#, Uniform vs. Gaussian Random Numbers, History of Evolutionary Algorithms: Evolutionary Programming, Evolution Strategy, Genetic Algorithms,
Recombination Operators in ES, Mutation in EP and ES, Selection Mechanism

7
5/3/13
Tuesday
More Explanation of Assignment 1(a), Introduction to Particle Swarm Optimization

8
8/3/13
Friday
PSO (Cont'd), Artificial Immune Systems: Motivation, Theory and Working of Algorithm

9-10
10/3/13
Sunday
Assignment 1(a) Presentations


12/3/13
Tuesday
Midterm 1

11-12
19/3/13
Tuesday
Ant Colony Optimization: Motivation, Theory and Working of Algorithm, TSP using ACO, Constraints Optimization

13-14
24/3/13
Sunday
Assignment 1(b) Presentations

15-16
26/3/13
Tuesday
Neural Networks, Multi-layer Feedforward Networks, Backpropagation Algorithm

17-18
2/4/13
Tuesday
Assignment 1(c) Discussion, Evolutionary Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks

19-20
16/4/13
Tuesday
Assignment # 2 Presentations


23/3/13

Midterm 2

21
30/4/13
Tuesday
Simulation Annealing, Tabu Search, Differential Evolution

22-23
7/5/13
Tuesday
Assignment # Presentations, Artificial Bee Colony Optimization, Cukoo Search Optimization

24
14/5/13
Tuesday
Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Inferencing

25-26
21/5/13
Tuesday
Fuzzy Neural Networks, Genetic Programming

27-28


Project Presentation