Intelligent Systems Engineering

E531 Physical Optimization

Credits: 3

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.

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