Thursday 08 May 2014Artificial Immune Systems - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Problem Solving

Dr. Christine Zarges - School of Computer Science University of Birmingham

Harrison 004 15:00-16:00

Artificial immune systems (AIS) are an emerging area of research that
comprises two main branches: on one hand immune modelling, which is
closely related to immunology and aims at understanding the natural
immune system; on the other hand engineering and optimisation, which
is concerned with problem solving by immune-inspired methods.

In this talk, we give an overview on both aspects. We first introduce
different variants of AIS and show how they compare to other
nature-inspired techniques. Along the way, we present some interesting
recent insights into the working principles of AIS. Afterwards, if
time permits, we briefly discuss how typical analytical techniques may
also benefit research in immunology.

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