BISC-SIG-ES Short Course

Masoud Nikravesh (mnikravesh@lbl.gov)
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 19:50:26 +0200 (MET DST)

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* SHORT COURSE IN SOFT COMPUTING *
* Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am *
* Earth Sciences Division, Building 90, Room 2063*
* 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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Soft Computing Techniques in Earth Sciences
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Chair, BISC Special Interest Group in Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences Division, MS 90-1116
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

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EECS, BISC-Program
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel. (510) 486-7728
Fax.: (510)486-5686
Email: MNikravesh@lbl.gov
Email: nikraves@cs.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bisc.lbl.gov/ http://128.3.20.27/
http://godunov.lbl.gob/ http://128.3.21.156/
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