Intelligent Systems Engineering
E531 Physical Optimization
Prerequisite(s): Java and/or Python will be used as programming languages.
This course describes applications of optimization based on physical analogies: genetic algorithms, swarm intelligence, simulated and deterministic annealing, neural networks. They are related to statistical physics, variational methods, evolution, information theory, agent-based systems, cellular automata, complex systems and placed in a broad context of physical computation and other optimization approaches.