Title :

Faculty 20th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture: Cultural-Based Particle Swarm Optimization for Multiobjective Optimization and Performance Metrics Ensemble

Speaker :

Prof. Gary G. Yen

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Oklahoma State University, USA

Venue :

Room 215, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK

Date :

Jul 6, 2011, Wednesday
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Abstract :

Evolutionary computation is the study of biologically motivated computational paradigms which exert novel ideas and inspiration from natural evolution and adaptation. The applications of population-based heuristics in solving constrained and dynamic optimization problems have been receiving a growing interest from computational intelligence community. Most practical optimization problems are with the existence of constraints and uncertainties in which the fitness function changes through time and is subject to multiple constraints. In this study, we propose the cultural-based particle swarm optimization (PSO) to solve these problems with real-world complications. A cultural framework is introduced that incorporates the required information from the PSO into five sections of the belief space, namely situational knowledge, temporal knowledge, domain knowledge, normative knowledge, and spatial knowledge. The archived information is exploited to detect the changes in the environment and assists response to the change and constraints through a diversity based repulsion among particles and migration among swarms in the population space, also helps in selecting the leading particles in three different levels, personal, swarm, and global level. Comparison of the proposed cultural based PSO over numerous challenging constrained and dynamic benchmark problems demonstrates the competitive, if not appreciably much better, performance with respect to selected state-of-the-art PSO heuristics.

In addition, an ensemble method on performance metrics is proposed, knowing no single metric alone can faithfully quantify the performance of a given design under real-world scenarios. A collection of performance metrics, measuring the spread across the Pareto-optimal front and the ability to attain the global trade-off surface closeness, could be incorporated into the ensemble approach. This design allows a comprehensive measure and more importantly reveals additional insight pertaining to specific problem characteristics that the underlying MOEA could perform the best.

Biography :

Gary G. Yen received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana in 1992. He is currently a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University (OSU). Before he joined OSU in 1997, he was with the Structure Control Division, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His research is supported by the DoD, DoE, EPA, NASA, NSF, and Process Industry. His research interest includes intelligent control, computational intelligence, evolutionary multiobjective optimization, conditional health monitoring, signal processing and their industrial/defense applications.

Gary was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and IEEE Control Systems Magazine during 1994-1999, and of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics and IFAC Journal on Automatica and Mechatronics. He is currently serving as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research. He served as the General Chair for the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control held in Houston, TX and 2006 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence held in Vancouver, Canada. Gary served as Vice President for the Technical Activities, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2004-2005 and is the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine from 2006 to 2009. He is currently serving as President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2010-2011. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

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Enquiries: Ms. Winnie Wong or Prof. Wen J. Li, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK at 2609 8337. *MAE Series (2010-11) is contained in the World-Wide Web home page at http://www3.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/maeseminars.php#mae.

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