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CISC 851 Evolutionary Optimization and Learning

CISC 851  Evolutionary Optimization and Learning  Units: 3.00  

This course offers a hands-on introduction to evolutionary computing, a field that amounts to building, applying and studying algorithms based on the Darwinian principles of natural evolution. Evolutionary computing, as a population-based search technique inspired by evolution, is able to create novel solutions and is often regarded as a creative approach to AI. Students will learn various evolutionary computing techniques including genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, and genetic programming, and will study their applications to optimization and learning problems.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the School of Computing

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  


The School of Computing graduate facilities consist of network of Macs, PCs, SGI and Sun workstations with the main infrastructure supported by Sun servers. The School's network of 100 computers support the research laboratories in the fields of study described below.  The laboratories contain specialized equipment such as audio and video equipment, robotic equipment, eye tracking equipment, ultra sound machine and tracking systems for surgical tools. Undergraduate teaching facilities include four laboratories with 175 PCs supporting a Win XP and Linux environment, 24 Sun workstations and Sun servers for the main infrastructure. There is a Human Media laboratory consisting of five Macs with tablets and digital video cameras.

Computing and Information Science (CISC)

The actual courses offered each term will be determined by student demand and the availability of faculty. All courses are half courses (3.0 credit units). In addition to the courses listed below, descriptions of other courses offered by the school are given in the undergraduate calendars. Graduate students in the school may include in their program relevant courses from other departments such as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Psychology, Mathematics, or the School of Business.

Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

...CISC 875). Not offered 2021-22. EXCLUSION: CISC...450 , PHAR 850 . BMED 851 Selected Topics in...

Academic Programs

...BLCK CANC; CHEM; CHIN; CISC; CLST; COCA; COGS...from SURP 844 ; SURP 851 ; SURP 853 ; SURP...