INFO-H-414 : Swarm Intelligence

Lecturers

Objective

To let students have a basic understanding of swarm intelligence principles

Contents

Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with natural and artificial systems composed of many individuals that coordinate using decentralized control and self-organization. In particular, the discipline focuses on the collective behaviors that result from the local interactions of the individuals with each other and with their environment. Examples of systems studied by swarm intelligence are colonies of ants and termites, schools of fish, flocks of birds, herds of land animals. Some human artifacts also fall into the domain of swarm intelligence, notably some multi-robot systems, and also certain computer programs that are written to tackle optimization and data analysis problems. The course will present a number of swarm intelligence systems and will give the opportunity to experiment with them.

Overheads

Schedule

S23 - Lesson 01 - Thu 13.02.2014 - 2:00pm-4:00pm : Seminar Room, IRIDIA (C5 130)

S23 - Lesson 02 - Thu 13.02.2014 - 4:00pm-6:00pm : Seminar Room, IRIDIA (C5 130)

S24 - Lesson 03 - Thu 20.02.2014 - 2:00pm-4:00pm : Seminar Room, IRIDIA (C5 130)

S24 - Lesson 04 - Thu 20.02.2014 - 4:00pm-6:00pm : S.UB4.329A

S25 - Lesson 05 - Thu 27.02.2014 - 2:00pm-4:00pm : Seminar Room, IRIDIA (C5 130)

S25 - Lesson 06 - Thu 27.02.2014 - 4:00pm-6:00pm : S.UB4.329A

S26 - Lesson 07 - Thu 06.03.2014 - 2:00pm-4:00pm : Seminar Room, IRIDIA (C5 130)

S26 - Lesson 08 - Thu 06.03.2014 - 4:00pm-6:00pm : S.UB4.329A

S27 - Lesson 09 - Thu 13.03.2014 - 2:00pm-4:00pm : S.UB4.329A

S27 - Lesson 10 - Thu 13.03.2014 - 4:00pm-6:00pm : Seminar Room, IRIDIA (C5 130)

s28 - Lesson 11 - Thu 20.03.2014 - 2:00pm-4:00pm : S.UB4.329A

S28 - Lesson 12 - Thu 20.03.2014 - 4:00pm-6:00pm : Seminar Room, IRIDIA (C5 130)

s31 - Lesson 13 - Thu 27.03.2014 - 2:00pm-4:00pm : S.UB4.329A

s31 - Lesson 14 - Thu 27.03.2014 - 4:00pm-6:00pm : S.UB4.329A

s32 - Lesson 15 - Thu 03.04.2014 - 2:00pm-4:00pm : S.UB4.329A

s32 - Lesson 16 - Thu 03.04.2014 - 4:00pm-6:00pm : S.UB4.329A

s33 - Lesson 17 - Thu 24.04.2014 - 2:00pm-4:00pm : S.UB4.329A

s33 - Lesson 18 - Thu 24.04.2014 - 4:00pm-6:00pm : S.UB4.329A

Exam

The exam for the first session will be in the week June 16-June 20, 2014. As soon as the exact date is available, it will be posted here.

The exam will be held at IRIDIA, ULB, Campus Solbosch, building C, 5th floor. The meeting is in front of the elevator. We will call the people in one by one.

Swarm intelligence exam modalities

Bibliography

  • Dorigo M. & T. Stützle (2004). Ant Colony Optimization. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press/Bradford Books
  • Bonabeau E., M. Dorigo & G. Theraulaz (1999). Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems. New York, NY: Oxford University Press

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and projects. Course taught in English.

Master thesis proposals

Resources

 
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