Optimisation Methods and Genetic Algorithms
4th August 2009, Glasgow

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This one day course provides an insight understanding to optimisation methods for both unconstrained and constrained optimisation. Furthermore, slightly more advance optimisation methods such as the dynamic optimisation method and genetic algorithms are illustrated in this course too. Hands-on sessions for each topic is used to reinforce the lecture.

The Optimisation is extremely important subject used across all the Engineering fields. For control engineering applications it is widely used for optimal control and parameter identification/estimation.

Additional Information
Event Venue

The course will be held in The Premier Travel Inn, George street, Glasgow (map and travel directions).


Glasgow City Centre offers a wide range of accommodation, you can find our recommendations here.

09.15 Static Optimisation Methods: Unconstrained Optimisation
10.15 Static Optimisation Methods: Constrained Optimisation (Part 1)
11.30 Hands-on: Static Optimisation Methods
12.30 LUNCH
13.15 Dynamic Optimisation Methods
14.15 Hands-On: Dynamic Optimisation Methods
15.15 Genetic and Search Algorithms
16.00 Hands-On: Genetic/Search Algorithms
17.00 CLOSE