Parmee to give ISE graduate seminar

Published: Jul 2, 2007 8:40:40 AM
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The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering will be hosting the next installment of its graduate seminar series on Monday, July 2 at 2 p.m. in Dunstan 202. The speaker will be I.C. Parmee, professor at the University of West England. His lecture, "User-centered Intelligent Systems in Design and Decision-Making: Embracing complexity via a melding of human and machine capability," will center on the utilization of evolutionary computation as a search and exploration process from which high-quality, relevant information can be extracted. Related work extends across several fields which present differing levels of complexity. Typical difficulties relate to representation of the problem space and the multiple criteria, qualitative and quantitative, which together provide an evaluation of generated solutions. Other computational intelligence approaches for machine-learning and search and exploration are included. The objective is to impart a knowledge of user-centric intelligent systems that overcome initial lack of understanding and associated uncertainty and support an improving knowledge-base while stimulating innovation and creativity.

Parmee is vice-chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Evolutionary Computing and is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and of the Journal of Engineering Optimization. He chairs and organizes the biennial International Conference on Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture. Parmee is a peer college member of the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and director of the AHRC / EPSRC funded Institute for People-centered Computation ( A listing of his publications can be found at .