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18  May 23 
Final Exam: • Final exam will be comprehensive exam. Theoretical questions will be in form of MCQs and TRUE/FALSE, complete, etc. • Material covered before the midterm will have weight of about 30%. • Numerical problems about graphically optimization [NOT INCLUDED] • Numerical problems about Graph Search Algorithms [NOT INCLUDED] • A problem about each of the studied metaheuristics algorithms [TS, SA, GA, PSO and ACO] will be included. • For these problems, you will be asked to generate an initial solution, define a suitable algorithm operators/parameters and perform one or 2 iterations of the algorithm. • Please try to organize your answer especially when you perform iterations. • Reading Materials [NOT INCLUDED] • Pseudocodes [NOT INCLUDED] • Programming Exercises [NOT INCLUDED] • L11: Case Study5: Multirobot Control [NOT INCLUDED] • No formula sheets will be included in the final exam booklet. • Study all the course materials very carefully including lectures, tutorials and projects. Good Luck! 
17  May 9 
Important:
Project Submission and Presentation will take place
on Wednesday May 15, 2013 starting from 10:00AM in B2.202.
 Project Presentations rules are available here.  A hardcopy of the project report must be handedover before the presentation.  Moreover in order to complete evaluating the project, project CD must be handedover as well.  This CD must contain ALL materials related to the project (Complete documentation report according to the course policy mentioned here + a well documented source code and executable code with UserGuide that shows how to install and use the developed software + all the software packages used during the project development if any [NO Matlab license should be included]).  The order will be based on the registration list order. Best wishes! 
16  Apr. 23  Quiz#2 is now posted. Deadline is May 9. 
15  Apr. 23  [Bonus] Miniproject4 now posted. Deadline is May 13. 
14  Apr. 4  Miniproject3 now posted. Deadline is April 21. 
13  Apr. 4  Assignment3 is now posted. Deadline is April 18. 
12  Apr. 2  A compensation lecture will be given on Thursday April 11 in the 1st slot in H6. 
11  Apr. 2  A compensation lecture will be given on Thursday April 4 in the 1st slot in C2.102. 
10  Mar. 14 
Midterm Exam  Midterm exam will be a comprehensive exam.  Theoretical parts will be covered through MCQ, Complete and True/False questions  The exam will include a problem about Tabu Search (TS) and another one about Simulated Annealing (SA).  For these problems, you have to define a suitable representation for the problem solution (giving an example), define a suitable neighborhood operator (giving an example), define the objective function for calculating the cost/utility of the solution as well as the underlying constraints (giving an example), set algorithm parameters and perform ONE/TWO iterations of the TS/SA to show how the algorithm can be used to solve this problem. Good luck! 
9  Mar. 13  Tutorials 3, 4 & 5 and their codes are now posted. 
8  Mar. 9 
Quiz#1 will take place this Tuesday March 12 in the
4th slot in H11.  Only Lectures 2 & 3 will be included in this quiz.  No theoretical questions will be included in this quiz. Good luck! 
7  Mar. 9  Deadline of MiniProject1 has been extended to March 30. 
6  Mar. 5  Assignment2 is now posted. Deadline is March 14. 
5  Mar. 5  MiniProject2 is now posted. Deadline is April 4. 
4  Feb. 26  MiniProject1 is now posted. Deadline is March 14. 
3  Feb. 26  Assignment1 is now posted. Deadline is March 7. 
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Feb. 5 
Lecture0 is now posted.

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Feb. 5 
Welcome to an exciting new semester!
