Title:

# Applied Evolutionary Algorithms

Code:EVO
Ac.Year:2016/2017
Sem:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeField/
Specialization
YearDuty
IT-MSC-2MBI-Compulsory-Elective - group I
IT-MSC-2MBS-Elective
IT-MSC-2MGM-Elective
IT-MSC-2MIN-Elective
IT-MSC-2MIS-Elective
IT-MSC-2MMI-Elective
IT-MSC-2MMM-Elective
IT-MSC-2MPV2ndCompulsory-Elective - group B
IT-MSC-2MSK-Elective
Language of Instruction:Czech
Public info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/EVO/public/
Credits:5
Completion:examination (written)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSeminar
Exercises
Laboratory
Exercises
Computer
Exercises
Other
Hours:2600818
ExamsTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:51180823
Guarantor:Bidlo Michal, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
Lecturer:Bidlo Michal, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
Instructor:Hyrš Martin, Ing. (DCSY)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Computer Systems FIT BUT
Substitute for:
 Applied Evolutionary Algorithms (EVA), DCSY

Learning objectives:
Survey about actual optimization techniques and evolutionary algorithms for solution of complex, NP complete problems. To learn how to solve typical complex tasks from engineering practice using evolutionary techniques.

Description:
Multiobjective optimization problems, standard approaches and stochastic evolutionary algorithms (EA), simulated annealing (SA). Evolution strategies (ES) and genetic algorithms (GA). Representation of problems by graph models. Evolutionary algorithms in engineering applications namely in synthesis and physical design of digital circuits and artificial intelligence.

Learning outcomes and competencies:
Ability of problem formulation for the solution on the base of evolutionary computation. Knowledge of analysis and design methods for evolutionary algorithms.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction, principles of stochastic search algorithms.
2. Basic evolutionary algorithms (evolutionary programming, evolution strategies).
3. Genetic algorithms (principles, parameters, genetic operators).
4. Genetic programming (principles, symbolic regression)
5. Case studies: desihn of sorting networks, evolution of cellular automata.
6. Numerical optimization, differential evolution.
7. Social computing algorithms (Particle Swarm Optimization, Ant Colony Algorithms).
9. Evolutionary development, grammatical evolution.
10. Multiobjective evolutionary algorithms.
11. Parallel evolutionary algorithms.
12. Coevolutionary algorithms.
Syllabus of laboratory exercises:

• Basic concepts of evolutionary computing, typical problems, solution of a technical task using a variant of Metropolis algorithm.
• Evolutionary algorithms in engineering areas, optimization of electronic circuits using genetic algorithm.
• Evolutionary design using genetic programming.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:

• Implementation of a given application from the field of evolutionary computation or
• study of a given paper, presentation of main ideas.
By agreement there is a possibility to include solution of the project from other course (e.g. BIN) to EVO if its topic belongs to evolutionary computation.

Fundamental literature:

• Brabazon, A., O'Neill, M., McGarraghy, S.: Natural Computing Algorithms. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2015, ISBN 978-3-662-43630-1
• Eiben, A.E., Smith, J.E.: Introduction to Evolutionary Computing, 2nd ed. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2015, ISBN 978-3-662-44873-1
• Jansen, T.: Analyzing Evolutionary Algorithms. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, ISBN 978-3-642-17338-7
• Talbi, E.-G.: Metaheuristics: From Design to Implementation. Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2009, ISBN 978-0-470-27858-1
• Bäck, T.: Evolutionary Algorithms in Theory and Practice. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996, ISBN 978-0195099713
Study literature:

• Luke, S.: Essentials of Metaheuristics. Lulu, 2015, ISBN 978-1-300-54962-8
• Jansen, T.: Analyzing Evolutionary Algorithms. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, ISBN 978-3-642-17338-7
• Kvasnička, V., Pospíchal, J., Tiňo, P.: Evolučné algoritmy. STU Bratislava, Bratislava, 2000, ISBN 80-227-1377-5
• Oplatková, Z., Ošmera, P., Šeda, M., Včelař, F., Zelinka, I.: Evoluční výpočetní techniky - principy a aplikace. BEN - technická literatura, Praha, 2008, ISBN 80-7300-218-3
Progress assessment:
Midterm and final test, one project.