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Fall 2019
Aug 25, 2019
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IE 54100 - Nature-Inspired Computation
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is about algorithms that are inspired by naturally occurring phenomena and applying them to optimization, design and learning problems. The focus is on the process of abstracting algorithms from the observed phenomenon, their outcome analysis and comparison as well as their "science". This will be done primarily through the lens of evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence (ant colony and particle-based methods) and neural networks. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Industrial Engr
Department: Industrial Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the natural phenomena that motivate the discussed algorithms. 2. Understand the strengths, weaknesses and appropriateness of nature-inspired algorithms. 3. Apply nature-inspired algorithms to optimization, design and learning problems. 4. Understand fundamental concepts of NP-hardness and computational complexity. 5. Prove algorithm convergence rates using probabilistic arguments. 6. Perform appropriate analyses on and between the outputs of stochastic algorithms. 7. Analyze search space structure using statistical and information theoretic measures and explain its impact on algorithm behavior and output.


Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Senior 105+ hours
      Senior 90 - 104 hours
      Junior: 60 - 74 hours
      Junior: 75 - 89 hours

Prerequisites:
GR-IE 54100 Requisites

General Requirements:

Student Attribute: GR
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: CS 15900
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: CS 15800
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: CS 18000
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: IE 33000
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: IE 33500
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently. )


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