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(Jun. 14) Interactive Evolutionary Computation

Last updated :2018-06-11

Topic: Interactive Evolutionary Computation
Speaker: TAKAGI, Hideyuki, Professor
(Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
Host: Hankui Zhuo, Associate Professor
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am, Thursday, June 14, 2018
Venue: A201, School of Data and Computer Science, Guangzhou East Campus, SYSU

We emphasize the importance of human capability for computational intelligence and introduce one of their cooperative approach, interactive evolutionary computation.

Classical artificial intelligence and computational intelligence have tried to make computational models of human functions and realized human capabilities. It is a reasonable approach for analyzing human functions, but it may not be the best to make powerful systems for solving tasks. Computer has better capabilities than human ones, and at the same time, human and biological being have better capabilities exceeding those of computational models. One of better and practical solutions to make powerful systems is to use both capabilities by making them cooperate rather than just try to increase the performance of computational models.

Firstly, we emphasize how the mentioned cooperation is important. Then, we introduce how interactive evolutionary computation (IEC) works on the tasks which performance is hardly measured or even cannot be measured. These tasks include, for example, artistic design, acoustic and image signal processing, robotics, data mining, software engineering, and others. Thirdly, we explain that this cooperative model can be used to analyze human characteristics and obtain new knowledge on human.

*Tutorial paper and slides of this talk are downloadable from

About the speaker:
TAKAGI, Hideyuki is a professor of Faculty of Design, Kyushu University. He received a doctorate in 1991. He worked for Central Research Laboratories of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (current Panasonic) in April, 1981 - March, 1995, and was a visiting researcher at University of California at Berkeley in 1991 - 1993. He became an Associate Professor of Kyushu Institute of Design in 1995 and worked for Kyushu University since this university Kyushu Institute of Design and Kyushu University merged in 2003.

Prof. Takagi is interested in Computational Intelligence in general, and now his research focuses on evolutionary computation. He is one of the most active researchers in Interactive Evolutionary Computation research community as shown in his publications, of organizing sessions at conferences, giving invited talks and lectures, receiving paper awards, and other academic activities.

See his detail at http://www.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~takagi/.