Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

QIP Short Term Course on Genetic Algorithms for Engineering Optimization

28 December 2014 - 1 January 2015

Coordinator: Dr. Deepak Sharma

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Genetic algorithms (popularly known as GAs) have now gained immense popularity in real-world engineering search and optimization problems all over the world. GAs are computerized search and optimization methods that work very similar to the principles of natural evolution. Some of the GA applications include mechanical component design, structure design, process design, planning, job shop scheduling, VLSI design, control systems, electrical power systems, pattern recognition, operations research, and machine learning. The objective of this workshop is to introduce a number of popular optimization methods used in design, emphasize the importance of optimization in engineering activities, introduce the working principles of GAs, and present GA applications/case studies from a wide variety of engineering problems. Adequate hands-on exposure on computer simulations and relevant software (computer-based) will be provided so that upon completion of the course the participants can use GAs in their teaching, research and other day-to-day activities.


Relevant papers and software will be provided to each participant for a better understanding and future reference to most of the above topics. Adequate time will be spent to discuss solution procedure of specific problems of interests to the participants.


The last date for receipt of duly filled applications is 30th November 2014. Intimation of selection of candidature will be provided through e-mail by 15th December 2014. Interested candidates may send an advance copy of the completed application by fax/email to avoid procedural/postal delay.


The workshop will be arranged in the Conference Hall, IIT Guwahati.


The course is open to faculty members of engineering colleges and polytechnics approved by AICTE. No course fee is charged for participants sponsored by AICTE approved institutions. However, a caution deposit of Rs.1000/- has to be sent by the provisionally selected participants, which will be returned when participant joins for the course. Participants from other Government and private organizations are also eligible, provided they meet their TA and DA and pay a course fee of Rs. 2500/- and Rs. 5000/- respectively. All payments must be made in the form of a DD drawn on any Nationalized Bank and in the favor of QIP, IIT Guwahati, payable at Guwahati.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati-781039 Assam, India