讲座题目：Humanized Computational Intelligence and Interactive Evolutionary Computation
First, we overview computational intelligence (CI) research in the 20th Century. Especially, we show combination models of fuzzy systems, neural networks, and evolutionary computation became real-world applications.
Secondly, we show human factors are important keys for CI research in the 21st Century, so called Humanized CI. Interactive Evolutionary Computation (IEC) is one of powerful tool for this direction. IEC is an optimization method for target systems which performance is hard to be measured but can be evaluated by human.
Thirdly, we show how IEC has been used in wide variety of applications areas. They include artistic applications, audio and image processing, robotics and control, data mining, software, geo-science, edutainment, game, and many others.
Finally, we show new IEC research direction of analyzing human characteristics. As IEC optimizes target systems based on human psychological evaluation scale, we many know it by analyzing the target system optimized based on the scale.
Prof. Takagi had worked for the Central Research Laboratories of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. from April, 1981 to March, 1995. During these 14 years, he has researched on software engineering, speech recognition, neural networks, fuzzy systems, and genetic algorithms.
He was a Visiting Industrial Fellow of the University of California at Berkeley from October, 1991 to September, 1993, hosted by Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh of Computer Science Division. Besides his visiting research, he played an educational role through research projects and technical meeting with students, and BISC special seminar on Soft Computing of Computer Science Division.
He has worked for Kyushu Institute of Design since April, 1995 as an Associate Professor. He belonged to Department of Acoustic Design in 1995 – 1999 and Department of Art and Information Design in 1999 – 2003. Kyushu Institute of Design and Kyushu University merged into one on October 1, 2003, and his affiliation name changed to Faculty of Design, Kyushu University. Now, he is a Professor of Kyushu University.
Prof. Takagi is interested in Computational Intelligence such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computations, and other so-called Soft Computing technologies, especially cooperation of these technologies. Currently, his interest focuses on Interactive Evolutionary Computation which aims the cooperation of human and evolutionary computation. He is also interested in signal processing and human-machine interface.
MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMIC SOCIETIES
- IEEE (System, Man, and Cybernetics Society and Computational Intelligence Society)
- The Japanese Society for Evolutionary Computation
- Institute of the Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
- Acoustic Society of Japan
- Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics
- Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence