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Experience Day Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

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Experience day - Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

Friday 19 April 2024


10:15-10:30 Huygens 211-214

Walk-in with coffee & tea

10:30-11:00 Huygens 211-214

Introduction by Joost Broekens

11:00-12:00 Huygens 211-214

Black-box optimization using evolutionary algorithms


There are numerous methods for the optimization of a function. For some well-behaved functions this can be done analytically, but in fields like robotics we are not often dealing with well-behaved functions. In this short lecture, we will look at black-box optimization, in which the gradient of the function is not known, and solve this using two different methods: the simplex method and an evolutionary algorithm.


By Roy de Kleijn

12:00-12:45 Snellius canteen Lunch
12:45-13:30 Huygens 211-214


13:30-14:30 Huygens 211-214

First time programming in Python


In this trial lecture you will program in Python for the first time. You will receive a short lecture in which the basics of Python are explained and a number of small puzzles are explained to you. We will then put this knowledge into practice in the computer room. You can learn programming by practicing a lot. If you get through this lecture well, you will even be able to continue practicing this at home.


By Jan van Rijn

14:45-15:30 Snellius 302-304, 303, 306-308 Workgroup part of the Python lecture


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