Seminario “Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms: A Computational Journey” – Prof. Xin-She Yang, (Middlesex University London) – Sala seminari DIMES,18.05.2016 – ore 10:00

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“Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms: A Computational Journey” – Prof. Xin-She Yang, Middlesex University London

Mercoledì 18/05 ore 10:00 – 11:00, presso la sala seminari del DIMES, (Cubo 42C, V piano)


Nature-inspired optimization algorithms have become effective tools for engineering designs and computational intelligence. Nature provides a rich source of inspiration for ingenious problem-solving. Algorithms based on characteristics of bats, cuckoos, fireflies, birds, ants and bees have demonstrated their flexibility and effectiveness. However, there exist many challenging issues in this area. This talk focuses on the recent developments and highlights some key issues in swarm intelligence and nature-inspired computation.


Xin-She Yang obtained his DPhil in Applied Mathematics from the University of Oxford. He then worked at Cambridge University and National Physical Laboratory (UK) as a Senior Research Scientist. Now he is Reader at Middlesex University London and a Bye-Fellow of Cambridge University. He is also Adjunct Professor at Reykjavik University (Iceland) and Guest Professor at Xi’an Polytechnic University (China). In addition, he is the IEEE CIS Chair for the Task Force on Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management and Director of International Consortium for Optimization and Modelling in Science and Industry (iCOMSI).