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Idealab - Journal Club

  • Apr 2, 2014 · 5:30 PM
  • Ahnon's

Come join IdeaLab, the global DIYbio Journal Club. Every other week, we will be discussing in detail a recent paper from the bioscience literature, with online participants from Counter Culture Labs, BioCurious, Genspace, and other DIYbio groups.

Participants can join online via (, or join us in person at Ahnon's.

This week's topic is biologically-inspired metaheuristic methods presented by Anthony DiFranco, spanning 3 different papers.

1. Kennedy, J.; Eberhart, R. (1995). "Particle Swarm Optimization". Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks IV. pp. 1942–1948.

2. M. Dorigo, M. Birattari, T. Stützle, Ant Colony Optimization-- Artificial Ants as a Computational Intelligence Technique, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 2006.

3. De Boer, P-T., Kroese, D.P, Mannor, S. and Rubinstein, R.Y. (2005). A Tutorial on the Cross-Entropy Method. Annals of Operations Research, 134 (1), 19–67.​

Nina DiPrimo, Post Doc at UC Berkeley, Biocoder Journal editor and Berkeley Biolabs Founding Partner will be leading the discussion and will be the primary contact if you have any questions.

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  • Ben

    Looking forward to meeting you guys. Is there some place I can see what paper will be discussed this week?

    April 1, 2014

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  • Patrik
    Event Host
  • Nina D.
    Event Host
  • Anthony
    Tour Guide - Algorithmic Tour of the Brain, Co-Organizer
  • Ben
  • A former member

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