The 11th edition of the seminar series Latest Advances in Computer Science was held from November 30th-Dec 3rd. See http://uai.pcg.ull.es/?q=en/introduction for further details.
Emma Hart gave the following talk:
Applications of Artificial Immune Systems
The field of Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) is now approaching 20 years old- in this talk, I will first provide an brief overview of the immune mechanisms which have inspired computer scientists to develop algorithms
which are used in optimisation, classification and robotics. I will review the state-of-the-art algorithms in these areas, using example applications from a diverse range of areas, including computer security, protein folding and dynamic optimisation problems. The talk will draw parallels with other
biologically inspired paradigms, highlighting complementarities between the paradigms as well as opportunities for collaboration. I will also discuss
methodologies for developing AIS algorithms, emphasising the role that computational modelling can play in developing novel AIS algorithms but alsoin informing the work of immunologists. The talk will conclude with a look
forward at some of the emerging trends in the field, which exploit novel immune perspectives and suggest a wider range of potential applications.