IEEE VIC CIS Talk on Randomization Based Deep and Shallow Learning Methods for Classification and Forecasting

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Title:  Randomization Based Deep and Shallow Learning Methods for Classification and Forecasting
Speaker: Prof. P. N. Suganthan (IEEE Fellow, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (DLP) in 2018-2021)
Location: RMIT University (Building 80, Level 8, Room 55 (B80-08-055), RMIT University) and Virtual (Zoom - refreshment starts at 2.30 pm
Time:  3.00 - 4.00 pm (AEST) Thursday 6th July 2023  
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  • Date: 06 Jul 2023
  • Time: 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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  • IEEE VIC CIS Talk on Deep and Shallow Learning Methods for Classification and Forecasting

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE VIC CIS Chapter; IEEE VIC Section
  • Starts 28 June 2023 06:08 AM
  • Ends 06 July 2023 03:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+10:00) Canberra
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Suganthan Suganthan of Qatar University


Randomization Based Deep and Shallow Learning Methods for Classification and Forecasting

This talk will first introduce the main randomization-based feedforward learning paradigms with closed-form solutions. The popular instantiation of the feedforward neural networks is called random vector functional link neural network (RVFL). Other feedforward methods included in the talk are random weight neural networks (RWNN), extreme learning machines (ELM), Stochastic Configuration Networks (SCN), Broad Learning Systems (BLS), etc. We will also present deep random vector functional link implementations. Hyperparameter tuning will be discussed. The talk will also present extensive benchmarking studies using classification and forecasting datasets.


Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan received the B.A degree and M.A degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1990, 1992 and 1994, respectively. He received an honorary doctorate (i.e. Doctor Honoris Causa) in 2020 from University of Maribor, Slovenia. After completing his PhD research in 1995, he served as a pre-doctoral Research Assistant in the Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney in 1995–96 and a lecturer in the Dept of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland in 1996–99. Since August 2022, he has been with KINDI Centre for Computing Research, Qatar University, as a research professor. He was an Editorial Board Member of the Evolutionary Computation Journal, MIT Press (2013-2018). He is/was an associate editor of the Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier, 2018-), Neurocomputing (Elsevier, 2018-), IEEE Trans on Cybernetics (2012 - 2018), IEEE Trans on Evolutionary Computation (2005 - 2021), Information Sciences (Elsevier) (2009 - ), Pattern Recognition (Elsevier) (2001 - ) and IEEE Trans on SMC: Systems (2020 - ) Journals. He is a founding co-editor-in-chief of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (2010 - ), an SCI Indexed Elsevier Journal. His co-authored SaDE paper (published in April 2009) won the "IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation outstanding paper award" in 2012. His research interests include randomization-based learning methods, swarm and evolutionary algorithms, pattern recognition, deep learning and applications of swarm, evolutionary & machine learning algorithms. He was selected as one of the highly cited researchers by Thomson Reuters Science Citation yearly from 2015 to 2022 in computer science. He served as the General Chair of the IEEE SSCI 2013. He has been a member of the IEEE (S'91, M'92, SM'00, Fellow 2015) since 1991 and an elected AdCom member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) in 2014-2016. He was an IEEE CIS distinguished lecturer (DLP) in 2018-2021. 

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Address:KINDI Center for Computing Research, Qatar University, Australia

To join the meeting, please come to RMIT University (Building 80, Level 8, Room 55 (B80-08-055)) or use the Zoom details in the description - refreshment starts at 2.30 pm.

Please do not hesitate to contact the host if you have any queries (Dr Malka N. Halgamuge,