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People in Computational Intelligence

Ajith Abraham  [ Link ]

Ajith Abraham's research and development experience includes over 15 years in the Industry and Academia spanning different countries in Australia, America, Asia and Europe. His main research interests are in advanced Computational Intelligence with a focus on:

  • Hybridizing Intelligent Techniques (Nature Inspired Hybrid Intelligent Systems) involving Connectionist Network Learning
  • Fuzzy Inference Systems
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Distributed Artificial Intelligence
  • Multi-Agent Systems and other heuristics

Tim Blackwell  [ Link ]

Tim Blackwell is a Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research interests include:

  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Live Algorithms
  • Woven Sound
  • Swarm Music
  • Texture and Swarm Optimisation

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Christopher A. Carlisle  [ Link ]

Maurice Clerc  [ Link ]

Maurice Clerc contributes to the realisation of an Artificial Intelligence. He is more specifically interested in the problems of memorising, categorisation, and reasoning.

Joćo Paulo Coelho  [ Link ]

Joćo Paulo Coelho is a lecturer in the Department of Electronics at Escola Superior de Technologia e de Gestćo (ESTIG).

Carlos Artemio Coello Coello  [ Link ]

Carlos Artemio Coello Coello's research interests include

  • Evolutionary Computation (Genetic Algorithms and Evolution Strategies)
  • Engineering Optimisation
  • Robotics
  • Functional Programming

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Russell C. Eberhart  [ Link ]

Russell Eberhart is one of the founders of Particle Swarm Optimisation. He is also the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Nelis Franken  [ Link ]

Nelis Franken is an active researcher in the Computational Intelligence Research Group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. His research interests include:

  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Game Learning

Tim Hendtlass  [ Link ]

Tim Hendtlass is the director of the Centre for Intelligent Systems and Complex Processes (CISCP) which has been established within the Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies and collaborates with the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences to act as a focus for, and to promote, the work being carried out in areas such as Artificial Neural Networks, Evolutionary Algorithms, Collective Intelligence Algorithms, Data Visualization, Brain Dynamics and Brain Modelling. CISCP's home page is here.

James Kennedy  [ Link ]

James Kennedy is one of the founders of Particle Swarm Optimisation.

Xiaodong Li  [ Link ]

Xiaodong Li is an academic staff member with the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He completed his Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Thiemo Krink  [ Link ]

Thiemo Krink is holding a tenure position as Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Aarhus. He is also the head and initiator of the interdisciplinary research group EVALife.

Rui Mendes  [ Link ]

Rui Mendes completed his Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence at Escola de Engenharia, Universidade do Minho and also his Professor Auxiliar at the Departamento de Informćitica, Universidade do Minho. His research interests include:

  • Particle Swarm Optimisation
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Social Dynamics
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Evolutionary Computation

Mahamed G. H. Omran  

Mahamed Omran received his BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Kuwait University, Kuwait, in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He also received his Ph.D degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in the area of Swarm Intelligence in 2004. Omran's research interests include Computational Intelligence and Pattern Recognition.

Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos  [ Link ]

Konstantinos Parsopoulos is a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Computational Intelligence Laboratory (CI Lab) which has been established at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Patras, Greece. The lab aims at the advancement of pure and applied research, as well as education in the fields of Computational Intelligence and Natural Computing. Konstantinos' research interests include:

  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Stochastic Algorithms for Global Optimisation and Applications

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Ayed Atallah Salman  [ Link ]

Ayed Atallah Salman is an Associate Professor in the Computer Engineering Department of the Kuwait University. His research interests include:

  • Computer Security
  • Hacking Forensics and Data Recovery
  • Application of Evolutionary Computations in Data Mining
  • Web Mining
  • Multi-Objective Optimisation
  • E-Commerce
  • Neural Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Genetic Programming
  • Ant Colony Systems
  • Particle Swarm Optimisation

Yuhui Shi  [ Link ]

Yuhui Shi is affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Techology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. His research interests include:

  • Particle Swarm Optimisation
  • Electrical Vehicles
  • Cursive Script Word Recognition
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Data Acquisition
  • Analysis and Fuzzy Logic

Frans van den Bergh  [ Link ]

Frans van den Bergh completed his M.Sc and Ph.D degrees at the University of Pretoria in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He currently fills a research position at the CSIR where he works at the Satellite Application Center on the Sensor Web Project.

Michael N. Vrahatis  [ Link ]

Michael Vrahatis is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras. He forms part of the University of Patras Artificial Intelligence Research Center (UPAIRC).

More PSO People  [ Link ]

For another detailed list of people involved in Particle Swarm Optimisation, click the link above.

Christian Blum  [ Link ]

Christian Blum's practical work is mainly focused on metaheuristic methods to solve combinatorial optimisation problems arising, for example, in telecommunications or in the context of scheduling. On the theoretical side, he is especially interested in improving the understanding of algorithm behaviour. His main contributions are concerning the metaheuristic Ant Colony Optimisation.

Eric Bonabeau  [ Link ]

Eric Bonabeau is the founder and chief scientist of Icosystem Corporation, a Boston-based "idea incubator" that uses computational evolution to invent novel business models, design new products and create new strategies. He has a Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from the University of Paris at Orsay.

Gianni A. Di Caro  [ Link ]

Gianni Di Caro is a postdoctoral researcher at Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA) and also the author of AntNet. His scientific interests include:

  • Routing in Telecommunication Networks
  • Mesh and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Ant Colony Optimisation
  • Metaheuristics for Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Autonomous and Swarm Robotics
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Modeling and study of the Immune System

Marco Dorigo  [ Link ]

Marco Dorigo is the inventor of the Ant Colony Optimisation metaheuristic for combinatorial optimisation problems. He is also a research director of the IRIDIA lab at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Luca Maria Gambardella  [ Link ]

Luca Gambardella is director at Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA), a research institute affiliated with the University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). He has invented and developed several Ant Colony Optimisation algorithms that are able to compute best-known solutions for the following benchmark instances:

  • Sequential Ordering Problems (SOP)
  • Vehicle Routing Problems (VRP)
  • Travelling Salesman Problems (TSP)
  • Quadratic Assignment Problems (QAP)

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Walter Gutjahr  [ Link ]

Walter Gutjahr works in the Department of Statistics and Decision Support Systems at the University of Vienna.

Daniel Merkle  [ Link ]

Daniel Merkle works in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Leipzig.

Martin Middendorf  [ Link ]

Martin Middendorf is a Professor for Parallel Computing and Complex Systems as well as the Study Dean in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Leipzig. His research interests include:

  • Nature Inspired Computing
  • Organic Computing
  • Parallel/Distributed Architectures and Algorithms
  • Ant Colony Optimisation
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Hybrids of "Classical" and "Natural" Heuristics
  • Bioinformatics

Thomas Stützle  

Guy Theraulaz  [ Link ]

Robert Costello  [ Link ]

Robert Costello is the designer and producer of ABBIS (Artificial Bumble Bee Intelligence Search). Robert is a Ph.D student from the Hull University, Scarborough Campus.

Carl Anderson  [ Link ]

Carl Anderson takes ideas and inspiration from nature, in particular from colonies of ants, bees, wasps, and termites (insect societies), and see how they might apply to industrial and managerial logistics and operations. His research interests include:

  • Insect societies as complex adaptive systems
  • Models of division of labor
  • Self-organisation and complexity
  • Task partitioning
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Nature-inspired solutions for business and industry

Vitorino Ramos  [ Link ]

Vitorino ramos is currently a Ph.D research fellow in Engineering Sciences at IST, under the thesis "Towards a Biologically Inspired Mathematical Morphology", gathering different concepts in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life (aLife), Image Processing, Analysis and Recognition. His chief interests involve the application of biological principles to:

  • Artificial Image Recognition Systems
  • Evolutionary Computation (Genetic Algorithms)
  • Cellular Automata Computing
  • Bio-inspired systems
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Non-Standard Computation Heuristics (Ant Systems)
  • Mathematical Morphology
  • Artificial Neural Networks

Craig Reynolds  [ Link ]

Craig Reynolds is an A-life and computer graphics expert, who created the Boids artificial life simulation in 1986. Reynolds worked on the film Tron (1982) as a scene programmer, and on Batman Returns (1992) as part of the video image crew. He is the author of the OpenSteer library. Craig is also interested in using evolutionary computation to design procedural models, such as behavioral controllers, according to aesthetic criteria. He works at the US R&D group of Sony Computer Entertainment.