Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing in Hardware Implementations

Date: 23 May 2006 - 23 May 2006

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Tower Block, SIMTech, 71 Nanyang Drive Singapore 638075


This lecture will present the latest development of computational intelligence, soft computing and the hardware implementation. The following issues will be addressed: (i) A review of the special neural network architectures will be made, including counterpropagation networks, functional link networks, polynomial networks RBF-radial basis function networks and cascade correlation networks. (ii) The issue of dedicated learning algorithms for chip neural network training will also be discussed. Also, the various practical methods such as Quickprop, RPROP, Back Percolation, Delta-bar-Delta and others will be presented and compared. (iii) The more advanced gradient-based methods including pseudo inversion learning, conjugate gradient, Newton and LM - Levenberg Marquardt Algorithms will be illustrated with examples. (iv) SPICE software for descriptive and training neural networks will be presented. (v) Various learning methods of neural networks including supervised and unsupervised methods will be presented. (vi) General learning rules as a function of the incoming signals and other learning rules such as Hebbian learning, perception learning, LMS (Least Mean Square) learning, delta learning, WTA (Winner Take All) learning and PCA (Principal Component Analysis) will be presented as a derivation of the general learning rule.

About the Speaker

Professor Bogdan Wilamowski is Director of AMSTC (Alabama Microelectronics Science and Technology Center and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Auburn University. He has held the following posts: (i) Director of the Institute of Electronics (1979-1981). (ii) Chair of the Solid State Electronics Department (1987-1989) at the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. (iii) Vice President for Research at Research Center for Specialized Integrated Circuits, Torun, Poland. (1987-1989). (iv) Professor at the University of Wyoming (1989-2000). (v) From 2000 to 2003, Associate Director of Microelectronics Research and Telecommunication Institute at University of Idaho and he was a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and in Computer Science Department at the University of Idaho. (vi) With the Communication Institute at Tohoku University, Japan (1968-1970). (vii) One year at the Semiconductor Research Institute, Sendai, Japan as a JSPS Fellow (1975-1976). (viii) Visiting scholar at Auburn University (1981-1982 and 1995-1996), and a visiting professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson (1982-1984). Dr Wilamowski received two PhDs one in Computer Science and another in Electrical Engineering. He is the author of four textbooks, about 100 journals and 200 conference publications, and 27 patents. His main areas of interest are computational intelligence including neural networks and fuzzy systems, electron devices and solid-state electronics, mixed signal and analog signal processing, CAD development, computational intelligence, and network programming. He was the major professor for about 120 graduate students. He was named IEEE Fellow in 2000 for his contributions to industrial electronics and static induction devices. Dr Wilamowski was instrumental in establishing the IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal and served as the Chair of the IEEE Medal Selection Committee. In Industrial Electronics Society he has served as Newsletter Editor (1997-1999), Member of Finance Committee (1997-2004), Treasurer (1998-2001), President Elect (2001-2003), President (2004-2005); in Neural Network Society/Council he served as AdCom Member (1998-2004), VP for Finance and Treasurer (2001-2003). He served as Associate Editor for: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Education, International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy, and Journal of Computing. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief Elect of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics. He served as the General Chair or Technical Program Committee Chair at various conferences such as IECON, ISIE, ITM, and ICIT. He was editor of journals and handbooks on laser applications (Landolt-Boernstein, Lasers and Laser Applications, 3 Volumes, Springer 2005/2006) and member of several scientific organisations (DPG, EPS, SGOEM, OptecBB, WLT). He was Chairman of the Berlin-Brandenbrug Laser Association from 1990 to 2004. Professor Weber has a small group now working on coherence and diode pumped lasers.

Who Should Attend

Researchers of A*STAR, industry professionals, R&D engineers from ICM, logistics, engineering and environment services, precision engineering and transport engineering, Professors, lecturers and graduate students.


2.45pm: Registration
3.00pm: Presentation Q&A
4.00pm: Networking & refreshment


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