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Feature selection has been the focus of interest for quite some time and much work has been done. It is in demand, in the areas of application for high datasets with tens or hundreds of thousands of variables are available. This survey is a comprehensive overview of many existing methods from the 1970's to the present. The strengths and weaknesses of(More)
Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), an evolutionary algorithm for optimization is extended to determine if natural selection, or survival-of-the-fittest, can enhance the ability of the PSO algorithm to escape from local op-tima. To simulate selection, many simultaneous, parallel PSO algorithms, each one a swarm, operate on a test problem. Simple rules are(More)
This research aims at characterizing and predicting the mechanical behavior of thin film materials that are used in micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS). Micro machined bilayer cantilevers of various dimensions were fabricated and analyzed to extract models. The models designed in this process are foreseen to be an essential tool for MEMS designers as(More)
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System of systems approach to threat detection and integration of heterogeneous independently operable systems" (2007). Accessed from ©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to(More)
Artificial Immune System (AIS) is a novel evolutionary paradigm inspired by the biological aspects of the immune system. The human immune system has motivated scientists and engineers for finding powerful information processing algorithms that has solved complex engineering tasks. This paper discusses two concepts. (a) The behavioral management of(More)