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Webinars: 2017

Title: The Magic of Monte Carlo Tree Search

Speaker : Dr. Mark Winands, Associate Professor, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University.

Date and Time: 4pm (BST), Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

Abstract
Monte-Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) has caused a revolution in computer game-playing the last few years. The most well-known example is the game of Go. MCTS is a best-first search technique that gradually builds up a search tree, guided by Monte-Carlo simulations. In contrast to many classic search techniques, MCTS does not require a heuristic evaluation function that assesses the current board position. In this talk I will discuss its background, basic mechanism, and standard enhancements that have improved the technique considerably. Successful applications of the technique in several domains will be mentioned. I will particular elaborate on MCTS agents in real-time games. These games are characterized by uncertainty, a large state space, and open-endedness. However, MCTS copes well when limited time is available between moves as it can be terminated anytime to select a move. In this talk I will discuss our applications of MCTS for Ms Pacman, StarCraft, and the General Video Game AI framework.

Bio
Mark Winands received a Ph.D. degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Department of Computer Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, in 2004. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University. His research interests include heuristic search, machine learning and games. He has written more than eighty scientific publications on Games and AI. Mark serves as an editor-in-chief of the ICGA Journal, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, editor of Game and Puzzle Design. He is a member of the Games Technical Committee (GTC) | IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and member of working group 14.4 – Entertainment Games | IFIP TC14 on Entertainment Computing.


Title: Bridge: a new challenge for AI?

Speaker: Dr. Véronique Ventos, Associate Professor at University Paris-Saclay (France)

Date and Time: 5pm (CET), Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Registration link to GoToWebinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6958887543473419777Registration

 

Abstract
Games have always been an excellent field of experimentation for the nascent techniques in computer science and in different areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) including Machine Learning (ML). Despite their complexity, game problems are much easier to understand and to model than real life problems. Systems initially designed for games are then used in the context of real applications. In the last decades, designs of champion-level systems dedicated to a game (game AI) were considered as milestones of computer science and AI. Go and Poker are the two most recent successes. In May 2017, AlphaGo (DeepMind) defeated by 3 to 0 the Go world champion Ke Jie. In January 2017, the Poker AI Libratus (Carnegie Mellon University) won a heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker event against four of the best professional players. This success has not yet happened with regard to another incomplete information cards game, namely Bridge, which then provides a challenging problem for AI. We think that Deep Learning (DL) cannot be the only AI future. There are many Machine Learning and more generally AI fields which can interact with DL. Bridge is a great example of an application needing more than black box approaches. The AlphaBridge project is dedicated to the design of a Bridge AI taking up this challenge by using hybrid framework in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The first part of the webinar is devoted to the presentation of the different aspects of bridge and of various challenges inherent to it. In a second part, we will present our work concerning the optimization of the AI Wbridge5 developed by Yves Costel. This work is based on a recent seed methodology (T. Cazenave, J. Liu and O. Teytaud 2015, 2016) which optimizes the quality of Monte-Carlo simulations and which has been defined and validated in other games. The Wbridge5 version boosted with this method won the World Computer-Bridge Championship twice, in September 2016 and in August 2017. Finally, the last part is about various ongoing works related to the design of a hybrid architecture entirely dedicated to bridge using recent numeric and symbolic Machine Learning modules.

Bio
PhD in Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning) in 1997. Associate professor at University Paris Saclay, France since 1998. Before joining in 2015 the group A&O in the interplay of Machine Learning and Optimization, she worked in the group LaHDAK (Large-scale Heterogeneous DAta and Knowledge) at Laboratory of Computer Science (LRI). She started playing bridge in 2004 and is now 59th French woman player out of 48644 players. In 2015, she set up the AlphaBridge project combining her two passions. AlphaBridge is dedicated to solve the game of bridge by defining a hybrid architecture including recent numeric and symbolic Machine Learning modules.

 


Prof. Simon M. Lucas has agreed to give the Webinar on "Game AI and Noisy Optimisation" on Sep 11, 2017 5:00 PM BST.

The details of the Webinar and the Bio for the presenter have been presented below:

Bio: Simon M. Lucas is a professor of Artificial Intelligence and head of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. He holds a PhD degree (1991) in Electronics and Computer Science from the University of Southampton. His main research interests are games, evolutionary computation, and machine learning, and he has published widely in these fields with over 200 peer-reviewed papers. He is the inventor of the scanning n-tuple classifier, and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games.

Please register for Game AI and Noisy Optimisation on Sep 11, 2017 5:00 PM BST at:

Many problems in game AI can be viewed as noisy optimisation problems, where the noise or uncertainty can stem from many sources, including: games which are naturally stochastic, agents which follow stochastic policies (such us Monte Carlo Tree Search or Rolling Horizon Evolution), and noise when evaluating the quality of games. The problems arise when trying to optimise agents to play games well, or just in a particular way, when trying to optimise heuristics for Monte Carlo Tree Search, and when trying to optimise games in order to provide a particular style of player experience (such as a game where the player has to react quickly, or has to plan strategically). The webinar will show examples of how these problems arise, and describe recent research in efficient noisy optimisation that uses novel model-based optimisation algorithms to provide efficient and effective search.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinars: 2016

Speaker: Dr. Yi Mei
Title: Genetic Programming Hyper-heuristics for Combinatorial Optimisation
Date & Time: Thu, Dec 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM NZDT (Wellington Time)
Series: IEEE CIS Standard Webinars
Location: Online Webinar
Slides and other resources: http://homepages.ecs.vuw.ac.nz/~yimei/IEEEWebinar.pptx
Video: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/ieeetv-specials/genetic-programming-hyper-heuristics-for-combinatorial-optimisation-yi-mei-cis-webinar

Speaker: Swati Aggarwal *** 1st place in the competition
Title: Computational approach to tame chaotic data in Big Data
Date & Time: 11th October 2016
Series: 2016 IEEE CIS Webinars Competition
Location: YouTube video https://youtu.be/mCP3Fz6cCE8

Speaker: Rodrigo G. F. Soares *** 2nd place in the competition
Title: Semi-supervised Classification with Cluster Regularisation
Date & Time: 15th August 2016
Series: 2016 IEEE CIS Webinars Competition
Location: YouTube video https://youtu.be/3xeqtXNp20k

Speaker: Mathialakan Thavappiragasam
Title: Low Cost Bitwise Manipulation of Mass Logical Data
Date & Time: 11th August 2016
Series: 2016 IEEE CIS Webinars Competition
Location: YouTube video https://youtu.be/7CMOGdyvfCk

Speakers: Renato Assuncao
Title: A Bayesian Approach for Spatial Clustering
Date & Time: 14th November 2016, 17:00 Brasilia (BRT) time
Series: Standard Webinar Series
Location: Online Webinar
Video: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/ieeetv-specials/a-bayesian-approach-for-spatial-clustering-ieee-cis-webinar?rf=channels|56&

Speakers: Yang Yu
Title: Towards Evolutionary Approximate Optimization for Machine Learning
Date & Time: 31st October 2016, 21:00 Beijing time
Series: Standard Webinar Series
Location: Online Webinar
Slides and other resources: http://lamda.nju.edu.cn/yuy/ciswebminar.ashx

Speakers: Andre C. P. L. F. de Carvalho
Title: Algorithm recommendation using metalearning
Date & Time: 30th September 2016, 15:00 Brasilia Time (BRT)
Series: Standard Webinar Series
Location: Online Webinar
Video: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/ieeetv-specials/algorithm-recommendation-using-metalearning?rf=channels|56&

Speakers: Roberto Furfaro
Title: Intelligent Systems for Deep Space Exploration: Solutions and Challenges
Date & Time: Jul 13, 2016 11:00 AM PT
Series: Standard Webinar Series
Location: Online Webinar
Video: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/ieeetv-specials/intelligent-systems-for-deep-space-exploration-solutions-and-challenges-roberto-furfaro?rf=channels|56

Speakers: Ke Li
Title: Achieving Balance Between Convergence and Diversity in Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization
Date & Time: May 25, 2016 17:00 BST
Series: Early Career Researcher
Location: Online Webinar
Video: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/ieeetv-specials/achieving-balance-between-convergence-and-diversity-in-evolutionary-multi-objective-optimization-ke-li?rf=channels|56

Webinars: 2015

Speakers: Swati Aggarwal *** 3rd place in the competition
Title: A perspective shift from Fuzzy logic to Neutrosophic Logic
Date & Time: Available at YouTube from 22nd November 2015
Series: 2015 IEEE CIS Webinar Competition Finalists
Video: https://youtu.be/WryVUv5Bq98

Speakers: Joseph Alexander Brown *** 2nd place in the competition
Title: Computational Intelligence Creating Procedural Content for Games
Date & Time: Available at YouTube from 22nd November 2015
Series: 2015 IEEE CIS Webinar Competition Finalists
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeRNlB7RAKQ

Speakers: Osama Salah Eldin *** 1st place in the competition
Title: Mathematical Evolution of Human Behaviors
Date & Time: Available at YouTube from 22nd November 2015
Series: 2015 IEEE CIS Webinar Competition Finalists
Video: https://youtu.be/6nVtFxpDoVA

Speakers: Petr Hurtik
Title: Driver Assistant
Date & Time: Available at YouTube from 21st November 2015
Series: 2015 IEEE CIS Webinar Competition Finalists
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdspdNZo3Qg

Speakers: Alejandro Ramosu
Title: Imprecision management in natural language generation systems through the use of fuzzy sets
Date & Time: Available at YouTube from 22nd November 2015
Series: 2015 IEEE CIS Webinar Competition Finalists
Video: https://youtu.be/5jBZgDj1Blw

Speakers: Autilia Vitiello
Title: E-commerce data integration through nature-inspired algorithms
Date & Time: Available at YouTube from 22nd November 2015
Series: 2015 IEEE CIS Webinar Competition Finalists
Video: https://youtu.be/1WGsh3mFB1M

Speakers: Aimin Zhou, East China Normal University, China
Title: Learning Guided Evolutionary Optimization: An Example on Multi-operator Search
Date & Time: November 5, 2015 2:00-3:00 PM CST (GMT+8)
Series: Standard Webinar Series

Speakers: Per Kristian Lehre, University of Nottingham, UK
Title: When are evolutionary algorithms provably efficient? Runtime analysis of population-based evolutionary algorithms
Date & Time: September 18, 2015 3:00pm UK
Series: Standard Webinar Series
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig58TjWcPlg

Speakers: Pietro Consoli, University of Birmingham, UK
Title: Adaptive Crossover Operator Selection Based on Online Learning and Fitness Landscape Metrics
Date & Time: May 14, 2015 5:00 PM BST
Series: Junior Webinar Series
Video: https://vimeo.com/user9544898/review/128112170/dbef2f7e80

Webinars: 2014

Speakers: Ray Zhixi Li, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Title: A GA-based Parameters Optimization of Technical Indicators and Decision Tree for Equity Analysis
Date & Time: November 28, 2014, 12:00 UTC
Location: Online Webinar

Speakers: Alex Jiaqu Yi, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Title: Educational Data Mining: A Strong Tool in New Education Era
Date & Time: November 28, 2014, 11:00, UTC
Location: Online Webinar

Speakers: Andersen Ang Man Shun, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Title: Single Channel EOG-based HCI System For Simple Computer Control
Date & Time: November 7, 2014, 8:00 UTC
Location: Online Webinar

Speakers: Thushan Ganegedara, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Title: A Cognitive approach towards Multi-Modal Data Learning and Fusion
Date & Time: October 2, 2014, 12:00 GMT
Location: Online Webinar

Speakers: Prof. Eric Verbeek, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Nederlands
Title: The eXtensible Event Stream (XES) standard
Date & Time: June 20, 2014, 15:00 BST (London Time)
Location: Online Webinar

Webinars: 2013

Speakers: Prof. Bob John, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Title: So you want to be an Academic? Some Tips and Tricks
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 21:00 Hong Kong
Location: Online Webinar

Speakers: Prof. Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Title: Big Data and Self-Organized Computing
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 23, 2013, 10:00 Hong Kong
Location: Online Webinar

Webinars: 2012

Speakers: Prof. Alfredo Caro, Italy
Title: Decentralized Coordination in Smart Grids by Self Organizing Dynamic Fuzzy Agents
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 27, 2011, 15:00 Italy
Location: Online Webinar
Co-Sponsors: IEEE Italy CIS Chapter, IEEE Toronto Signals & Computational Intelligence Chapter, IEEE Ottawa CIS Chapter

Speakers: Dr. Julio Valdes, National Research Center, in Ontario, Canada
Title: Visual Data Mining with Nonlinear Space Transformations and Virtual Reality
Date & Time: Friday, September 28, 2012, 11:00 EDT (New York time).
Location: Online Webinar

Webinars: 2011

Speakers: Prof. Hani Hagras
Title: Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Controllers: A way Forward for Fuzzy Systems in Real World Environments
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 15:00-16:30 GMT
Location: Online Webinar
Co-Sponsors: IEEE UK and Republic of Ireland CIS Chapter, IEEE Toronto Signals & Computational Intelligence Chapter, IEEE Ottawa CIS Chapter
Website: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/792957898

Webinars: 2010

Speakers: Dr. Giovanni Acampora, Ph.D., and Prof. Vincenzo Loia, Ph.D.,
Title: An Open Integrated Environment for Transparent Fuzzy Agents Design: the Fuzzy Markup Language
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 11:00-12:30 EDT (Toronto time)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 16:00-17:30 CET (Salerno time)
Location: Toronto, Canada, and Salerno, Italy
Organizer: IEEE Toronto Signals & Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter
Co-Sponsors: IEEE Italy Section Computational Intelligence Chapter, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE CIS Standard Committee, IEEE Region 7 (IEEE Canada)
Website: http://toronto.ieee.ca/events/mar2410a.htm

Speaker: Prof. Leonid I. Perlovsky, Ph.D., (recorded) and Prof. Konstantinos N. Plataniotis, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEIC, (live)
Title: Computational Intelligence: Natural Information Processing (Expert Now Module)
Date & Time: Monday, March 8, 2010, 18:30-20:30 EST
Location: Toronto, Canada, IEEE R7
Chapter: Signals & Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter
Website: http://toronto.ieee.ca/events/mar0810.htm

Speaker: Prof. Konstantinos N. Plataniotis, P.Eng., FEIC
Title: Biometrics: Solutions for Security and Authentication (Expert Now module)
Date & Time: Monday, February 15, 2010, 18:30-20:00 EST
Location: Toronto, Canada, IEEE R7
Chapter: Signals & Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter
Website: http://toronto.ieee.ca/events/feb1510.htm

Webinars: 2009

Speaker: April Khademi
Title: Automatic Contrast Enhancement Of White Matter Lesions In Flair MRI
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 18:30-20:00 EST
Location: Toronto, Canada, IEEE R7
Chapter: Signals & Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter
Website: http://toronto.ieee.ca/events/nov2509.htm

Speaker: Kathleen Carley
Title: Dynamic Network Analysis and Security
Date: 8-10 July 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Organizer: IEEE Symposium: Computational Intelligence for Security and Defence Applications (CISDA), 2009

Speaker: Simon Haykin
Title: The Cubature Kalman filter
Date: 8-10 July 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Organizer: IEEE Symposium: Computational Intelligence for Security and Defence Applications (CISDA), 2009

Speaker: Hussein Abbass
Title: Forward, Reverse and Emerging Dynamics: Can Complex Adaptive Systems Play a Game with the Unknown?
Date: 8-10 July 2009
Location: Camberra, Australia
Organizer: IEEE Symposium: Computational Intelligence for Security and Defence Applications (CISDA), 2009

Speaker: Prof. Simon Haykin
Title: Cognitive Radio: Research Challenges
Date & Time: Friday, April 3, 2009, 15:00-16:00
Location: Toronto, Canada, IEEE R7
Chapter: Signals & Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter
Website: http://toronto.ieee.ca/events/apr0309.htm

Speaker: Dr. Azadeh Kushki
Title: WLAN Positioning: Applications & Theory
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 16:00-18:00 EST
Location: Toronto, Canada, IEEE R7
Chapter: Signals & Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter
Website: http://toronto.ieee.ca/events/nov2608.htm
Archival URL: http://ieee.ca/diglib/library/kushki/IEEE_Canada_Webinar_Nov26_2008.pdf