This is a level 9 course taken by 3rd-year undergraduate and MSc students.
Lectures have started on Tuesday 20/9/2011.
Schedule (to be updated)
|2.||23/09||Genetic algorithms: Introduction||(slides)|
|3.||27/09||The canonical genetic algorithm||(slides)|
|4.||30/09||The schema theorem||(slides)|
|5.||04/10||The building block hypothesis||(slides)|
|6.||07/10||Hybrid GAs||(slides) (GA in the news)|
|7.||11/10||Multiobjective optimisation, Evolution strategies||(slides)|
|8.||14/10||Differential evolution, Genetic programming||(slides)|
|9.||18/10||Genetic programming II||(slides, suppl. 1, 2)|
|10.||21/10||Ant colony optimisation||(slides)|
|11.||25/10||Ant colony optimisation II||(slides)|
|12.||28/10||Particle swarm optimisation||(slides)|
|14.||04/11||Comparison of metaheuristic algorithms||(slides)|
|18.||18/11||Brief introduction to quantum computing|
Tutorials are in weeks 3-9, i.e. starting on Monday 3th October. They are in Appleton Tower (AT). The final tutorial is a revision tutorial given by your tutor before the exam around the end of the Easter vacation or the start of the exam period. Tutorials are
group 1: 16:10-17:00 (AT 4:07)
group 2: 13:05-13:55 (AT 4.14a)
group 3: 12:10-13:00 (AT 4.14a)
group 4: 13:05-13:55 (AT 4:14a)
group 5: 12:10-13:00 (AT 4.14)
Assignments: There are two marked assignments. The first assignment is worth 10% of the course mark. The second assignment is worth 20% of the course mark. The assignments are to be handed in, resp., on 27/10/2011, 4pm and 24/11/2011, 4pm.
Exam: worth 70% of the course mark, taken at the end of Semester 2.
Visiting students can take the exam already at the end of Semester 1.
Further information: Page of the 2009/2010 course on Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming (GAGP)Lecturer: Michael Herrmann. The best way to contact Michael is to e-mail him from your sms address, including NAT in the subject. He is michael dot herrmann at ed dot ac dot uk.
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