Swarm-Based Intelligence with Applications on Bioinformatics
Fall, 2018

 

Instructors: Dr. Hao Wang

Office: Room 152, Snellius building

Email: h.wang@liacs.leidenuniv.nl

Lectures: Tuesday, 13:30 - 15:15

Location: Snellius building, Room 401

Duration: September 4 ~ November 27

Other: Please see below


Final Presentation and Report

RECENT UPDATE

[04 Sep. 2017]


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Swarm intelligence is a modern artificial intelligence discipline that is concerned with the design of multi-agent systems with applications. Swarm intelligence is embedded in the biological study of self-organized behaviors in social animals, e.g., the collective behaviour of social insects such as ants and bees, as well as flocks of birds and schools of fish. Instead of a sophisticated controller that governs the global behaviour of the system, the swarm intelligence principle is based on many unsophisticated entities that cooperate in order to exhibit a desired behaviour. For example, without any master blueprint bees are able to build complex hive in cooperation.

Scientists have applied these principles to new approaches, for instance, optimization and swarm robotics. Through this research seminar, we will provide an overview of swarm intelligence as well as a collection of some of the most interesting up-to-date applications from different domains. Furthermore, students will learn studying, processing and presenting scientific material about swarm intelligence through this seminar course. In principal the seminar is open to CS master students. PhD students and faculty members who are interested in swarm intelligence are also welcome.

Prerequisites: In principal the seminar is open to CS master students. PhD students and faculty members who are interested in swarm intelligence are also welcome.

Text Book: See references.