Evolutionary and Neural Computation

Subject 433-679 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week; Non-contact time commitment: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Suitable background knowledge of artificial intelligence
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Introduction to intelligent systems. Concepts of genetic operators such as crossover, mutation, fitness functions, scaling and sampling in GAs. Numerical optimisation using GAs. Applications to scheduling problems. Basic concepts of neural computing. Introduction to various types of neural networks: feed-forward neural nets, auto-associative nets, self-organising nets. Fuzzy and neurofuzzy systems, and applications to which they are suited. Design of neural computing applications and optimisation using an iterative approach. Hybrid intelligent systems.

Objectives: -
Assessment: Project work of approximately 36-hours (40%) and one written examination not exceeding 3-hours at the end of semester (60%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On successful completion, students should:
  • be able to control the genetic operators and use genetic algorithms for optimization problems;
  • be able to describe differences between classical and fuzzy rules and be able to represent fuzzy sets in a computer;
  • be able to design and use neural nets in a number of application areas;
  • have acquired an understanding of hybrid systems and their topology;
  • be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning; and
  • have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship.
Related Course(s): Master of Information Technology
Master of Software Systems Engineering
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: R05 PM Master of Science (Management Science)

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