In July, Sanaz and Heiner visited the Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. During this visit we had very constructive exchange with professor Tomo Hiroyasu and his lab members. Michael Mera, our Master student who is currently working there, gave a talk about his master thesis.
Professor Rudolf Kruse received the IEEE CIS Pioneer Award for his works on Fuzzy Systems in the award ceremony which took place at IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) on 11th July in Rio de Janeiro.
Hohe Auszeichnung für Magdeburger Informatiker
Rudolf Kruse, Professor an der Fakultät für Informatik der OVGU Magdeburg, wurde auf dem IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence in Rio de Janeiro vor 1500 Tagungsteilnehmern der renommierte Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award überreicht. Das Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ist der weltweit größte Berufsverband von Ingenieuren aus den Bereichen Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik. Ein Pioneer Award gehört zu den höchsten Auszeichnungen der IEEE.
Mit dem Fuzzy Systems Pioneer werden seit dem Jahr 2000 frühe Konzepte und nachhaltige Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der Fuzzy-Systeme gewürdigt. Fuzzy Methoden erlauben die computergestützte Handhabung von impräzisen und unsicheren Informationen. Kruse erhielt die Auszeichnung für die „Entwicklung von Lernverfahren für Fuzzy-Systeme in Theorie und Anwendungen“. Fuzzy Systeme gehören wie Künstliche Neuronale Netze, Evolutionäre Algorithmen und Schwarmintelligenz zu den naturanalogen Verfahren und werden unter dem plakativen Begriff computational intelligence (CI) zusammengefasst. Kruse entwickelt auch nach seiner Emeritierung weiterhin Assistenzsysteme mit Hilfe von CI-Methoden.
RoboCup WorldCup 2018
Back from the worldCup and our team got the 4th place :-)
Sanaz is appointed as the member of the advisory board on digitalization by the Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalization, State Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany:
Christoph and Sanaz visitied the university of New South Wales in Canberra in May 2018. This research visit was financially supported by DAAD.
Our recently published journal article is selected as the research frontier article at IEEE CIS Newsletter May 2018 --> LINK
picture from IEEE CIS
More information including source codes can be found here:
- Heiner Zille, Hisao Ishibuchi, Sanaz Mostaghim and Yusuke Nojima
- A Framework for Large-scale Multi-objective Optimization based on Problem Transformation (Download) (Supplement Material) (Sourcecode)
- IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 260-275, April 2018. --> Link
The mayor of city Magdeburg, Dr. Lutz Trümper, invited the team and honoured their achievement at the WorldCup 2017 in Japan where we got the second place:
Today Christoph Steup defended his PhD thesis. A great day to celebrate a great academic achievement!
Heiner successfully presented his PhD topic at the Doktorandentag 2018 and received the award for the best presentation. Congratulations!
The Chair of Computational Intelligence is the official partner at the Gender X Informatik Project, which is being funded by the ministry of science (BMBF). The goal of this project is to study the influence of the research in computer science on the society and particularly on the gender relevant issues. The first workshop (in Magdeburg) will be organized on 14th December:
Sanaz gave a keynote speech about Multi-Criteria Optimization and Decision Making in Dynamic Environments at the 11th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning which took place at SUSTech (Southern University of Science and Technology of China) in Shenzhen China.
The students of our CIG Course got several prizes at the international competition in Computational Intelligence in Games which was announced last week at CIG 2017 Conference in New York.
In this competition which was part of the requirements for the course Computational Intelligence in Games SS17, the students have worked on AI methods for the PacMan Game. The competition had two categories: MS. Pac-Man Track and Ghost Team Track. In both categories, our students could win some prizes.
In Ghost Team Track:
- Place 1 (Max F.), Prize 500 USD
- Place 2 (Felix P., Till I.), Prize 300 USD
- Place 5 (Nils S., Tim T.)
- Place 6 (Stefan S. und Thomas S.)
In Ms. Pac-Man Track:
- Place 4 (Tony S.)
- Place 5 (Bastian H.)
- Place 6 (Alex D.)
picture from the internal OvGU competition in July 2017
The grades are online. During checking the exams, - as usual - we discovered some nice piece of art and poetry :-)
On Wednesday 19 July Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb will give a talk at our research group:
Time: 3.30 pm
Title: Breaking the Billion Variable Barrier in Optimization
Abstract: Optimization methods and practices are around for more than 50 years, but they are still criticized for their "curse of dimensionality". In this talk, we shall look at a specific large-dimensional integer-valued resource allocation problem from practice and review the performance of well-known softwares, such as IBM's CPLEX, on the problem. Thereafter, we shall present a population-based heuristic search algorithm that has the ability to recombine short-sized building blocks, despite having overlapping variable linkage, to form larger-sized building blocks. The process is eventually able to solve a billion-variable version of the problem to near-optimality in a polynomial computational time, making the application one of the largest size optimization problems ever solved.
Bio-sketch of the Speaker:
Kalyanmoy Deb is Koenig Endowed Chair Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Michigan State University, USA. Prof. Deb's research interests are in evolutionary optimization and their application in multi-criterion optimization, modeling, and machine learning. He has worked at various universities across the world including IITs in India, University of Dortmund and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Aalto University in Finland, University of Skovde in Sweden, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was awarded Infosys Prize, TWAS Prize in Engineering Sciences, CajAstur Mamdani Prize, Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kharagpur, Edgeworth-Pareto award, Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences, and Bessel Research award from Germany. He has been just awarded IEEE CIS's "EC Pioneer Award". He is fellow of IEEE, ASME, and three Indian science and engineering academies. He has published over 475 research papers with Google Scholar citation of over 100,000 with h-index 102. He is in the editorial board on 20 major international journals. More information about his research contribution can be found from http://www.egr.msu.edu/~kdeb.