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Colloquium - Fogel

ECCR 265

Evolutionary Computation: Darwinian Thinking Solves Real-World Problems
Natural Selection, Inc.
David Fogel photo

Evolution is the unifying principle of biology. Evolutionary thought, however, extends beyond the study of life. Evolution is an optimization process that can be simulated using a computer or other device and put to good engineering purpose. The interest in such simulations has increased dramatically in recent years as applications of this technology have been developed to supplant conventional technologies in pattern recognition, control systems, pharmaceutical design, and diverse other areas. This talk will indicate the motivation for using evolutionary computation and its basic elements. Selected applications will be highlighted, including a real-time video on the use of evolutionary algorithms for optimizing the conformation of an HIV drug.

Hosted by Karl Winklmann.
Refreshments will be served prior to the talk at 3:30pm.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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