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Evolutionary Algorithms: the key to solving complex Java puzzles!

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Forum Romanum New & Cool
Tijd Moeilijkheidsgraad Taal
11:45:00 - 12:35:00 Intermediate English

Java Developers sometimes face programming challenges, such as creating a school roster or determining a salesperson’s optimal route, that are extremely difficult to crack using conventional approaches. Discover how Evolutionary Algorithms can be applied to solve these complex puzzles. The session starts with a success story from the NASA space archives to explain the concepts. Once the stage is set, it’s puzzle solving time! Learn to code Evolutionary Algorithms using plain Java - although existing Java frameworks such as JGAP are also addressed. The session concludes with a checklist that can be used to determine whether Evolutionary Algorithms are a good fit to the problem. With this checklist, the decision has never been easier!

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Bio van Bas W. Knopper

After getting his Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, Bas his career developed along the path of Java. He is currently a Senior Java Developer at NCIM Groep in The Netherlands, and is moving towards becoming a Java Enterprise Architect. Being a consultant enables him to gain experience with Java in different settings and domains. Although Java is at the center of his career, he has always had a soft spot for Artificial Intelligence and its powerful combination with Java.