Learn More
In this paper, a new particle swarm optimization method (NPSO) is proposed. It is compared with the regular particle swarm optimizer (PSO) invented by Kennedy and Eberhart in 1995 based on four different benchmark functions. PSO is motivated by the social behavior of organisms, such as bird flocking and fish schooling. Each particle studies its own previous(More)
Genomic selection is a promising molecular breeding strategy enhancing genetic gain per unit time. The objectives of our study were to (1) explore the prediction accuracy of genomic selection for plant height and yield per plant in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], (2) discuss the relationship between prediction accuracy and numbers of markers, and (3)(More)
Zhiqiang Gao, for his supervision and help throughout the course of my study. Most of all, I am grateful for his vision and encouragement to continue in higher education and research. I enjoy learning from his teaching philosphy and problem solving methods. I am also grateful for his flexibility in the area and topics that interest me for research. Jack(More)
  • 1