Re: BISC-SIG-ES Short Course

Masoud Nikravesh (mnikravesh@lbl.gov)
Sun, 27 Jul 1997 18:53:55 +0200 (MET DST)

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* SHORT COURSE IN SOFT COMPUTING *
* Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am *
* Earth Sciences Division*
* Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory *
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BISC_SIG_ES, ESD, will offer three short courses in soft computing:
1. Neuro-Computing (September 1997)
2. Genetic Algorithms (November 1997)
3. Fuzzy Logic (February 1998)
Courses will focus on fundamentals of soft computing techniques and
their applications in the Earth Sciences.
TARGET AUDIENCE
These courses are directed toward engineers and scientists
(Students) who wish to analyze data and/or develop complex models based
on
neural network, fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms. This includes
exploratory data analysis, development of predictive models, time series
models,
nonlinear mapping and model identification of complex systems.
Individuals with an interest in multivariate and uncertainty data
analysis will definitely
want to attend.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
"Soft Computing" is a practical hands on course designed to give
the engineers and scientists (Students) the fundamentals of many
commonly
used methods such as Neural network, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms,
and hybrid models such as neuro-fuzzy and neruo-fuzzy-genetic
algorithms.
The class begins with a review of elementary statistics and linear
algebra, neural network, fuzzy logic and genetic algorithm and an
introduction to the
MATLAB software package for numerical computation and data
visualization. Students will work example problems in teams of two or
three using
the neural network and fuzzy logic toolbox for use with MATLAB. The
course will also cover non linear regression methods and sample
classification and will finish with a look at multi-dimensional data and
applications of the soft computing techniques in Earth Sciences.
To register for these courses, please complete the form at the
bottom on this message and return it to MNikravesh@lbl.gov or fax it to
(510)
486-5686. Deadline for confirmed registration is August 15, 1997. After
August 15, you will be accepted on a space available basis (Max. Space
Available = 10-15).

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Masoud Nikravesh
Earth Sciences Division, MS 90-1116
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel.: (510)486-7728
Fax: (510)486-5686
Email: MNikravesh@lbl.gov
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