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CURRENT MEMBERS

Below is a list of the masters members actively conducting research at CIRG. Click on each name for more detailed information on the researcher and his/her project.


A van Wyk

M.Sc Started in 2009
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2008

S van Eeden

M.Sc Started in 2009

B Anguelov

M.Sc Started in 2009
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2008

PG Ferreira

M.Sc Started in 2009

T Scheepers

M.Sc Started in 2008

M Riekert

M.Sc Started in 2008
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2007

J Nicholls

M.Sc Started in 2008

T Naidoo

M.Sc Started in 2008

W Matthysen

M.Sc Started in 2008
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2007

L Langenhoven

M.Sc Started in 2008
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2006

M Da Silva

M.Sc Started in 2008

R Vlietstra

M.Sc Started in 2007

M van der Merwe

M.Sc Started in 2007

M Smit

M.Sc Started in 2007

A Rakitianskaia

M.Sc Started in 2007

J Duhain

M.Sc Started in 2007

A Louis

M.Sc Started in 2006

R Klazar

M.Sc Started in 2006

T Cloete

M.Sc Started in 2006

A Hauptfleisch

M.Sc Started in 2006

R Brink

M.Sc Started in 2006

S Allen

M.Sc Started in 2005
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2004

G Pampara

M.Sc Started in 2005
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2004

A Edwards

M.Sc Started in 2005

A Brenner

M.Sc Started in 2005

E Papacostantis

M.Sc Started in 2004
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2003

D Barla-Szabo

M.Sc Started in 2003
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2002

E Dean

M.Sc Started in 2002

W van Heerden

M.Sc Started in 2002

E Basson

M.Sc Started in 1999
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 1998

ALUMNI

Below is a list of previous masters members that conducted research at CIRG. Click on each name for more detailed information on the researcher and his/her project.


M Poggiolini

M.Sc Completed in 2009

F Zablocki

M.Sc Completed in 2008

J Pun

M.Sc Completed

C Naicker

PhD Started in 2007
M.Sc Completed in 2006
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2002

H Grobler

M.Sc Completed in 2005
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2004

L Messerschmidt

M.Sc Completed

M Neethling

M.Sc Completed in 2008

W Duminy

M.Sc Completed in 2007

J du Plessis

M.Sc Completed in 2005

E Peer

M.Sc Completed in 2005

G Nel

M.Sc Completed in 2005

N Franken

PhD Started in 2005
M.Sc Completed in 2004
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2002

A Graaff

PhD Started in 2005
M.Sc Completed in 2003

R Brits

M.Sc Completed in 2003
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2000

U Paquet

M.Sc Completed in 2003

G Potgieter

M.Sc Completed in 2003
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2001

D van Wyk

M.IT Completed in 2003

A Ismail

PhD Started in 2005
M.Sc Completed in 2001

D Rodic

PhD Completed in 2005
M.Sc Completed in 1999

A Adejumo

M.Sc Completed in 1999

MEMBER PROFILE



 Name:

 Edwin Peer

Portrait photo

 E-mail:

 espeer@cs.up.ac.za

 Group(s):

 Swarm Intelligence

 

 Degree specific information: M.Sc

 Title:

 A Serendipitous Software Framework for Facilitating Collaboration in Computational Intelligence

 Abstract:

A major flaw in the academic system, particularly pertaining to computer science, is that it rewards specialisation. The highly comp etitive quest for new scientific developments, or rather the quest for a better reputation and more funding, forces researchers to sp ecialise in their own fields, leaving them little time to properly explore what others are doing, sometimes even within their own field of interest. Even the peer review process, which should provide the necessary balance, fails to achieve much diversity, since reviews are typically performed by persons who are again specialists in the particular field of the work. Further, software implementations are rarely reviewed, having as a consequence the publishing of untenable results. Unfortunately, these factors contribute to an environment which is not conducive to collaboration, a cornerstone of academia building on the work of others. This work takes a step back and examines the general landscape of computational intelligence from a broad perspective, drawing on multiple disciplines to formulate a collaborative software platform, which is flexible enough to support the needs of this diverse research community. Interestingly, this project did not set out with these goals in mind, rather it evolved, over time, from something more specialised into the general framework described in this dissertation. Design patterns are studied as a means to manage the complexity of the computational intelligence paradigm in a flexible software implementation. Further, this dissertation demonstrates that releasing research software under an open source license eliminates some of the deficiencies of the academic process, while preserving, and even improving, the ability to build a reputation and pursue funding. Two software packages have been produced as products of this research: i) CILib, an open source library of computational intelligence algorithms; and ii) CiClops, which is a virtual laboratory for performing experiments that scale over multiple workstations. Together, these software packages are intended to improve the quality of research output and facilitate collaboration by sharing a rep ository of simulation data, statistical analysis tools and a single software implementation.

 Supervisor / Co-Supervisor:

 AP Engelbrecht
 F vd Bergh

 Thesis:

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