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Evolutionary computing

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Course code:INFOEA
Credits:7.5 ECTS
Period:period 3 (week 6 through 15, i.e., 4-2-2019 through 12-4-2019; retake week 27)
Participants:up till now 56 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris
lecture   Mon 11.00-12.457-14 ANDRO-C101 Dirk Thierens
Wed 11.00-12.456-14 BESTUURS-LIEREGG
Contents:Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) are population-based, stochastic search algorithms based on the mechanisms of natural evolution. We will study how to design representations and variation operators for specific problems. We also analyse convergence behavior and population sizing. We will discuss how to combine EAs with local search heuristics to solve combinatorial optimization problems like graph bipartitioning, graph coloring, bin packing, … .
Literature:Lecture slides + papers
Course form:Lectures + practical assignment + seminar
Exam form:Written exam (= 60% of final grade) + report of the practical assignment (= 30% of final grade) + seminar presentation (= 10% of final grade).
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:Total grade should be at least 4.0.