Next Week the classes are starting, but before that a quick review of the good news for this winter:
Two of my students presented works on the National Meeting of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ). Kazusada Kawamo won a "Student Recommendation Prize" with his poster "Continuous Optimization using Parallel Cuckoo Search with Multiple Swarms"
Icaro Miranda, who I co-supervise with professor Marcelo Ladeira at University of Brazilia, got his work accepted at the Conference on Evolutionary Computation, CEC2018: "A Comparison Study Between Deep Learning and Genetic Programming Application in Cart Pole Balancing Problem". It took a lot of work to get this paper to its current stage!
Me and Jair Pereira will present a Poster at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO2018: "Comparative Study on Discrete SI Approaches to the Graph Coloring Problem." This is a small intro to a very interesting work that Jair will begin when he joins our group here in Tsukuba later this year.
Dongqing Zhao got her paper accepted by the Journal of the Japanese Society of Evolutionary Computation: "Solving Facility Layout Problems Using EA with Levy Flight". This work summarizes her PhD thesis, and was the result of 3 years of very hard work.
All in all, it was a very productive winter! Here's hoping that the rest of this year keeps up the pace.