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Seminar: Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimization of Complex Systems

Seminar: Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimization of Complex Systems

 Dr. Lu Yilong

Division of Communication Engineering — School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Dr Lu Yilong received the BEng degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (China), the MEng degree from Tsinghua University (China), and the PhD degree from University College London (UK). All degrees are in electronic engineering. He joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in December 1991 and he is currently a full professor in the Communication Engineering Division. He was a Visiting Scientist at University of California – Los Angeles (USA) from October 1998 to June 1999. Dr Lu’s research interests include in radar, antennas, array signal processing, computational electromagnetic, bioelectromagnetics, and evolutionary algorithms for optimization of complex problems.

Date: 13 January 2012

Time: 3pm – 4.30pm

Venue: Lecture Room 6, Level 3, Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang, Technological University, Singapore

Address: 60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673


Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) are generic population-based metaheuristic optimization algorithms originated from Genetic Algorithm proposed John Holland. EAs include Genetic Algorithm (GA), Genetic Programming (GP), Evolutionary Programming (EP), Evolution Strategy (ES), and Neuroevolution (NE). EAs have extremely wide applications, including engineering, natural science and social science. This talk will give a brief introduction to EA with focus on some GA operators and ES approaches. The speaker also will share some observations and general rules from GA and ES studies that might be useful for the study of complex systems.