IN3 Seminar: "Optimization: Ants, Frogs and Hybrids"

The ICSO research group of the IN3 organises a talk about swarm intelligence and hybrid metaheuristics by Dr. Christian Blum, Senior Research Scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

Venue

Conference Room, UOC Castelldefels building (Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia, B3 building)
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 5
Castelldefels (Barcelona)
08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)

When

22/03/2017 11.00h

Organized by

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, ICSO research group of the IN3

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Program

This presentation will give an overview on some of the speaker's rather recent work on swarm intelligence and on hybrid metaheuristics. In particular, two application examples are presented for each of the two mentioned topics. Concerning swarm intelligence, the application examples will focus on techniques for distributed optimization based on the self-synchronization found in colonies of ants and the self-desynchronization to be observed in populations of Japanese tree frogs. Concerning hybrid metaheuristics, the application examples deal with combinatorial optimization problems tackled by combinations of metaheuristics with integer linear programming techniques.

The seminar will be held in English.

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