May 20: Workshop held for ESRs, on “Machine Learning approaches to Engineering Data Optimisation”. Talks given by University of Birmingham academic staff as follows:
Leandro Minku (UoB) Talk title: “Statistical Comparison of Algorithms”
Peter Tino (UoB) Talk title: “Dynamical Systems as Feature Representations for Learning from Temporal Data”
Ata Kaban (UoB) Talk title: “Structure-aware Learning with Random Projections”
Per Kristian Lehre (UoB) Talk title: “Self-adaptation in Evolutionary Computation”
Zhao Xu Talk (NEC) Talk title: “Deep latent variable models”
May 21: Project management meeting. ESRs will also be given the opportunity to present and discuss their research topic, any new findings and allow for feedback from project supervisors.
May 22: ECOLE first “Project Check” meeting with the EU officer. Updates and discussion around project progression over the last 6-12months since the start of the project.
Project management meeting via teleconference to discuss project progression and planning.
November 28: Social activities organised for the ESRs and project team members.
November 29: Workshop held for ESRs on “Vision on Industry 4.0”. Scientific talks given as follows:
Gédo Kuiper, Talk title: “Introduction Vision on Industry 4.0”
Bas van Stein, Talk title: “Deep Steel, Optimizing Networks to Discover Defects on Steel Surfaces”.
Hao Wang, Talk title: “Anomaly Detection in High Dimensional Space for Industrial Application”
Afternoon Workshop held for ESRs on “Complex and Large Optimisation”. Scientific talks given as follows:
Michael Emmerich, Talk title: “Introduction Complex and Large Optimization. Duration”.
Hao Wang, Talk title: “Efficient Global Optimization for Complex Search Space. Duration”.
Kaifeng Yang, Talk title: “Towards Multi-objective Bayesian Global Optimization. Duration”.
November 30: Project scientific discussions. ESRs had the opportunity to present their research topics. Presentations given by project beneficiaries Dr Zhao Xu, (NEC) and Dr Stefan Menzel, (HRI-EU).
Project management meeting. Updates on project progression.
An initial project kick off meeting, discussing general plans for the project, commencing the recruitment process and what strategy to undertake for this.