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Swarm Intelligence Research at IRIDIA AI Lab

Release time:September 21, 2018

Topic:Swarm Intelligence Research at IRIDIA AI Lab

Speaker: Prof. Marco Dorigo (Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), IEEE Fellow, AAAI Fellow, and ECCAI Fellow

Date:October 9th

Time: 11:00-12:00 AM

Venue: E706, New Main Building

Abstract:

In the talk I will introduce the main concepts behind swarm intelligence. I will first show a few example of swarm intelligence systems in nature and then I will show how these natural systems have inspired algorithms both in optimisation and in collective robotics.

Biography of the Speaker:

Marco Dorigo received his PhD in electronic engineering in 1992 from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and the title of Agrégé de l’Enseignement Supérieur, from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), in 1995. Since 1996, he has been a tenured Researcher of the fund for scientific research F.R.S.-FNRS of Belgium’s French Community, and a Research Director of IRIDIA, Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. He is the inventor of the ant colony optimization metaheuristic. His current research interests include swarm intelligence and swarm robotics. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Swarm Intelligence.

Prof. Dorigo is an IEEE, AAAI, and ECCAI Fellow. He was awarded the Italian Prize for Artificial Intelligence in 1996, the EU Marie Curie Excellence Award in 2003, the Belgian Dr. A. De Leeuw–Damry–Bourlart award in applied sciences in 2005, the Spanish Cajastur International Prize for Soft Computing in 2007, an ERC Advanced Grant in 2010, the IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award in 2015, and the IEEE Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award in 2016.

 

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