by Prof Christian Blum (http://www.ehu.es/cs-ikerbasque/blum/)
Abstract: The fields of swarm intelligence and hybrid metaheuristics are briefly introduced. Moreover, two application examples from the speakers' current/recent work are presented for each of the two main topics. Concerning swarm intelligence, the application examples will focus on recent work on self-synchronization found in colonies of ants and self-desynchronization to be observed in populations of Japanese tree frogs. Concerning hybrid metaheuristics, the application examples deal with combinations of metaheuristics with linear integer programming techniques.
*2pm* in *Lecture Theatre 1.3*, Computer Science, University of Manchester