Particle Swarm Optimization Applications on Clustering, Classification and Feature Selection

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Please join us for an educational and technical event on Illinois State University (ISU) campus. Drs. Elliackin Messias Figueiredo and Hugo Valadares Siqueira are Brazilian Visiting Scholars in the Department of Technology at ISU. They are here as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Chair award that Prof. Anu A. Gokhale received for 2016-17. The research team comprises of professors, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students in Brazil and at ISU. The talk will provide an overview of the studies undertaken by this group.

Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is a bio-inspired technique that has been applied successfully in many fields to solve optimization problems. In particular, the speakers will address applications in machine learning such as clustering, classification, and feature selection. The focus will be on two machine learning tasks, namely, time series forecasting of riverflow and pollutant dispersion, and clustering undergraduate students based on their grammatical errors. 

Additionally, the speakers will briefly reflect on their experiences in the U.S. and provide some personal insights into similarities and differences between the U.S. and Brazilian cultures.

 



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  • Illinois State University campus
  • Normal, Illinois
  • United States 61790
  • Building: Turner Hall
  • Room Number: 172
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  • Prof. Anu A. Gokhale <aagokhale@ilstu.edu>

    Illinois State University

  • Starts 20 November 2017 03:00 PM
  • Ends 06 December 2017 11:50 AM
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  Speakers

Dr. Elliackin Messias Figueiredo

Biography:

Dr. Elliackin Figueiredo received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil in 2010, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from Federal University Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. His research interests include evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, machine learning, mono, multi, and many-objective optimization problems.

Dr. Hugo Valadares Siqueira

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Dr. Hugo Valadares Siqueira received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2006, M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Science from University of Campinas, Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. His research interests include artificial neural networks, time series forecasting, evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, among others.

Dr. Elliackin Messias Figueiredo

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Particle Swarm Optimization Applications on Clustering, Classification and Feature Selection

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Dr. Hugo Valadares Siqueira

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Particle Swarm Optimization Applications on Clustering, Classification and Feature Selection

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Agenda

6:00 - 6:30:  Networking and Refeshments

6:30 - 7:30:  Talk and Discussion

7:30 - 7:45:  Central IL Section announcements, Wrap-up and Adjourn