Introduction: Introduction to soft computing, application areas of soft computing, classification of soft computing techniques, structure & functioning of biological brain & Neuron, and concept of learning/training. Model of an Artificial Neuron, transfer/activation functions, perceptr
Multilayer Neural Networks: Feed Forward network - significance, training, loss function, Back-Propagation algorithm, convergence & generalization, momentum, applications. Feedback network -Hopfield Nets: architecture, energy functions, training algorithms & examples, competitive learning, self-organizing maps. Introduction to CNN and RNN network.
Fuzzy Systems: fuzzy set theory, fuzzy sets and operations, membership functions, concept of fuzzy relations and their composition, concept of fuzzy Measures. Fuzzy logic: fuzzy rules, inferencing. Fuzzy Control system: selection of membership functions, Fuzzyfication, rule based design & inferencing, defuzzyfication, applications of fuzzy system.
Genetic algorithm: concepts, creation of offspring, working principle, encoding, fitness functions, reproduction, genetic modeling. Generation cycle & convergence of GA, application areas of GA.
Advanced soft computing techniques: Rough Set Theory - Introduction, Set approximation, Rough membership, Attributes, optimization. SVM - Introduction, obtaining the optimal hyper plane, linear and nonlinear SVM classifiers. Introduction to Swarm Intelligence, Swarm Intelligence Techniques: Ant Colony Optimization, Particle Swarm Optimization, Bee Colony Optimization etc.
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