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2020/2021

Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
A0M33EOA Z,ZK 6 2P+2C Czech
Lecturer:
Petr Pošík (guarantor), Jiří Kubalík
Tutor:
Petr Pošík (guarantor), Jiří Kubalík
Supervisor:
Department of Cybernetics
Synopsis:

Evolutionary algorithms are stochastic optimization techniques based on analogies with natural evolution. The goal of this course is to introduce this class of algorithms, their features, issues that may arise when applying them, and present methods how to solve them. Individual algorithms will be introduced during the lectures, including their application areas. During computer labs, students will implement an evolutionary algorithm to solve a non-trivial optimization problem.

Requirements:

Basic understanding of optimization and optimization methods.

Course info:

https://cw.fel.cvut.cz/wiki/courses/a0m33eoa/start

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Standard evolutionary algorithms (EAs). A relation of EAs to the classical optimization techniques.

2. No-Free-Lunch theorem. Evaluation EAs performance.

3. Working with constraints -- special representation, penalization, decoders and repairing algorithms, multiobjective approach.

4. EA's control parameters -- tuning and adaptation.

5. Statistical dependence of solution components. Perturbation methods.

6. Estimation of distribution algorithms (EDA).

7. Evolutionary strategy with covariance matrix adaptation.

8. Parallel EAs.

9. Genetic programming (GP) -- representation, initialization, genetic operators, typed GP, automatically defined functions.

10. Grammatical evolution, gene expression programming.

11. Linear genetic programming, graph-based genetic programming.

12. GP issues -- 'bloat', diversity preservation.

13. Coevolution.

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Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Implementation of simple genetic algorithm (SGA). Influence of individual parameter values.

2. Analysis of the topics for the seminar project.

3. Seminar project elaboration. Part I - local optimization algorithm.

4. Seminar project elaboration. Part I - local optimization algorithm.

5. Hand-in of the seminar project I.

6. Seminar project elaboration. Part II - a simple EA vs. specialized EA or memetic algorithm.

7. Seminar project elaboration. Part II - a simple EA vs. specialized EA or memetic algorithm.

8. Seminar project elaboration. Part II - a simple EA vs. specialized EA or memetic algorithm.

9. Successful applications of EAs.

10. Seminar project elaboration. Part II - a simple EA vs. specialized EA or memetic algorithm.

11. Hand-in of the seminar project and presentations of the results.

12. Test.

13. Hand-in of the seminar project and presentations of the results.

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Study Objective:

The main goal of this course is to introduce several forms of evolutionary optimization algorithms in detail along with suitable application areas. The emphasis is given to problems encountered when applying the evolutionary algorithms, and on the methods usable to overcome them.

Study materials:

- Luke, S.: Essentials of Metaheuristics, 2009

http://cs.gmu.edu/~sean/book/metaheuristics/

- Poli, R., Langdon, W., McPhee, N.F.: A Field Guide to Genetic Programming, 2008

http://www.gp-field-guide.org.uk/

Note:
Further information:
https://cw.fel.cvut.cz/wiki/courses/A0M33EOA
Time-table for winter semester 2020/2021:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
roomKN:E-301
Pošík P.
Kubalík J.

16:15–17:45
(lecture parallel1)
Karlovo nám.
Šrámkova posluchárna K9
roomKN:E-230
Pošík P.
Kubalík J.

18:00–19:30
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Karlovo nám.
Laboratoř PC
Tue
Fri
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2020/2021:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2021-04-18
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet12589004.html