Evolutionary Systems: Instructional Materials


Artificial Intelligence I: Basics and Games in Java

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This course is about the fundamental concepts of artificial intelligence. This topic is getting very hot nowadays because these learning algorithms can be used in several fields from software engineering to investment banking. Learning algorithms can recognize patterns which can help detecting cancer for example. We may construct algorithms that can have a very good guess about stock price movement in the market. In the first chapter we are going to talk about the basic graph algorithms.


A tutorial on Particle Swarm Optimization Clustering

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

This paper proposes a tutorial on the Data Clustering technique using the Particle Swarm Optimization approach. Following the work proposed by Merwe et al. here we present an in-deep analysis of the algorithm together with a Matlab implementation and a short tutorial that explains how to modify the proposed implementation and the effect of the parameters of the original algorithm. Moreover, we provide a comparison against the results obtained using the well known K-Means approach. All the source code presented in this paper is publicly available under the GPL-v2 license.


Evolution of a salesman: A complete genetic algorithm tutorial for Python

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In this tutorial, we'll be using a GA to find a solution to the traveling salesman problem (TSP). Let's start with a few definitions, rephrased in the context of the TSP: Now, let's see this in action. While each part of our GA is built from scratch, we'll use a few standard packages to make things easier: We first create a City class that will allow us to create and handle our cities. These are simply our (x, y) coordinates. Within the City class, we add a distance calculation (making use of the Pythagorean theorem) in line 6 and a cleaner way to output the cities as coordinates with __repr__ in line 12.


Machine Learning Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm

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In this course, you will learn what hyperparameters are, what Genetic Algorithm is, and what hyperparameter optimization is. In this course, you will apply Genetic Algorithm to optimize the performance of Support Vector Machines and Multilayer Perceptron Neural Networks. Hyperparameter optimization will be done on two datasets, a regression dataset for the prediction of cooling and heating loads of buildings, and a classification dataset regarding the classification of emails into spam and non-spam. The SVM and MLP will be applied on the datasets without optimization and compare their results to after their optimization. By the end of this course, you will have learnt how to code Genetic Algorithm in Python and how to optimize your Machine Learning algorithms for maximal performance.


Optimization with Metaheuristics in Python Udemy

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This course will guide you on what optimization is and what metaheuristics are. You will learn why we use metaheuristics in optimization problems as sometimes, when you have a complex problem you'd like to optimize, deterministic methods will not do; you will not be able to reach the best and optimal solution to your problem, therefore, metaheuristics should be used. This course covers information on metaheuristics and four widely used techniques which are Simulated Annealing, Genetic Algorithm, Tabu Search, and Evolutionary Strategies. By the end of this course, you will learn what Simulated Annealing, Genetic Algorithm, Tabu Search, and Evolutionary Strategies are, why they are used, how they work, and best of all, how to code them in Python! You will also learn how to handle constraints.


Machine Learning Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm

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In this course, you will learn what hyperparameters are, what Genetic Algorithm is, and what hyperparameter optimization is. In this course, you will apply Genetic Algorithm to optimize the performance of Support Vector Machines and Multilayer Perceptron Neural Networks. Hyperparameter optimization will be done on a regression dataset for the prediction of cooling and heating loads of buildings. The SVM and MLP will be applied on the dataset without optimization and compare their results to after their optimization. By the end of this course, you will have learnt how to code Genetic Algorithm in Python and how to optimize your Machine Learning algorithms for maximal performance.


Introduction to Genetic Algorithm & their application in data science Deep_In_Depth : Data Science and Deep Learning

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As a researcher on Computer Vision, I come across new blogs and tutorials on ML (Machine Learning) every day. However, most of them are just focussing on introducing the syntax and the terminology relavant to the field. While people are able to copy paste and run the code in these tutorials and feel that working in ML is really not that hard, it doesn't help them at all in using ML for their own purposes. For example, they never introduce you to how you can run the same algorithm on your own dataset. Or, how do you get the dataset if you want to solve a problem.


Evolutionary Practice Problems Generation: More Design Guidelines

AAAI Conferences

We propose to further extend preliminary investigations of the nature of the problem of evolving practice problems for learners. Using a refinement of a previous simple model of interaction between learners and practice problems, we examine some of its properties and experimentally highlight the role played by the number of values each gene may take in our encoding of practice problems. We then experimentally compare both a traditional - P-CHC - and Pareto-based - P-PHC - variants of coevolutionary algorithms. Comparisons are conducted with respect to the presence of noise in fitness evaluations, the number of values genes may take, and two distinct fitness functions. Each fitness captures an aspect of the nature of learner-problem interaction but one has been shown to induce overspecialization pathologies. We then summarize our findings in terms of guidelines on how to adapt evolutionary algorithms to tackle the task of evolving practice problems.


Evolutionary Computation - Part 1 - Alan Zucconi

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This series of tutorial is about evolutionary computation: what it is, how it works and how to implement it in your projects and games. At the end of this series you'll be able to harness the power of evolution to find the solution to problems you have no idea how to solve. As a toy example, this tutorial will show how evolutionary computation can be used to teach a simple creature to walk. If you want to try the power of evolutionary computation directly in your browser, try Genetic Algorithm Walkers. As a programmer, you might be familiar with the concept of algorithm.


Fuzzy Integer Linear Programming Mathematical Models for Examination Timetable Problem

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

ETP is NP Hard combinatorial optimization problem. It has received tremendous research attention during the past few years given its wide use in universities. In this Paper, we develop three mathematical models for NSOU, Kolkata, India using FILP technique. To deal with impreciseness and vagueness we model various allocation variables through fuzzy numbers. The solution to the problem is obtained using Fuzzy number ranking method. Each feasible solution has fuzzy number obtained by Fuzzy objective function. The different FILP technique performance are demonstrated by experimental data generated through extensive simulation from NSOU, Kolkata, India in terms of its execution times. The proposed FILP models are compared with commonly used heuristic viz. ILP approach on experimental data which gives an idea about quality of heuristic. The techniques are also compared with different Artificial Intelligence based heuristics for ETP with respect to best and mean cost as well as execution time measures on Carter benchmark datasets to illustrate its effectiveness. FILP takes an appreciable amount of time to generate satisfactory solution in comparison to other heuristics. The formulation thus serves as good benchmark for other heuristics. The experimental study presented here focuses on producing a methodology that generalizes well over spectrum of techniques that generates significant results for one or more datasets. The performance of FILP model is finally compared to the best results cited in literature for Carter benchmarks to assess its potential. The problem can be further reduced by formulating with lesser number of allocation variables it without affecting optimality of solution obtained. FLIP model for ETP can also be adapted to solve other ETP as well as combinatorial optimization problems.