CSCI/ENGR-8940: Computational Intelligence
(Some Programming Required)
Description (GA/SA Portion: Heuristic Search)
Algorithms are heuristic search routines that are guided by a model of
Simulated Annealing on the other hand is a heuristic search technique based on a model of the annealing process in metalwork. More specifically, the analogy is with thermodynamics and how metals cool and anneal. Slow cooling causes the atoms to reach a low energy state (all lined up so to speak). This results in a less brittle final product; an important feature to folks going off to fight in the Crusades back in the 1100's.
Instructor: Don Potter (Professor Ron McClendon will handle the neural networks portion of the class)
Office: GSRC-113 (enter through 111)
Hours: By Appointment, Drop In, or _________________
Notes: If you stop-by or call and I'm NOT available, then be sure to leave a note (I'll be glad to call you back).
Computational Intelligence - Concepts to Implementations by Eberhart & Shi
References (typical GA related texts):
by Melanie Mitchell
by Zbigniew Michalewicz
Current literature and other items. Start by reading the tutorials on the web page and Robert Smith's GA introduction paper. There should be a loaner copy on the loaner shelf. Of course, don't keep the loaner copy, go to the library and make your own copy.
Grading (GA/SA Portion)
Assignments 55% (homework, reports, projects, and presentations)
Midterm Exam 20% (around March 2nd)
Final Exam 25% (around May 6th: 8am)
Each student is expected to do his/her own work. Any evidence of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated, and will be subject to disciplinary action. Be sure you are familiar with the University's academic honesty policy as well as the CS departmental policy (attached).
NOTE: The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be necessary.
Departmental Policy Statement
Computer Science Department recognizes honesty and integrity as necessary to
the academic function of the University.
Therefore all students are reminded that the CS faculty requires
compliance with the conduct regulations found in the
Common forms of academic dishonesty against which students should guard are:
1. Copying from another student's test paper or laboratory report, or allowing another student to copy from you;
2. Fabricating data (computer, statistical) for an assignment;
3. Helping another student to write a laboratory report or computer software code that the student will present as his own work, or accepting such help and presenting the work as your own;
4. Turning in material from a public source such as a book or the Internet as your own work.
Three steps to help prevent academic dishonesty are:
1. Familiarize yourself with the regulations.
2. If you have any doubt about what constitutes academic dishonesty, ask your instructor or a staff member at the Office of Judicial Programs.
3. Refuse to assist students who want to cheat.
All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to report all suspected cases of academic dishonesty. All cases of suspected academic dishonesty (cheating) will be referred to the Office of Judicial Programs. Penalties imposed by the Office of Judicial Programs may include a failing grade in the course and a notation on the studentís transcript. Repeated violations are punishable by expulsion from the University. For further information please refer to the UGA Code of Conduct, available at the URL below.