Intelligent Systems

Lecture - Computational Intelligence


Lecture (infCI-01a)

4 SWS, ECTS Credits: 8
Language of instruction: german
Time: Monday 14:15-15:45 and Wednesday 10:15-11:45
The lecture will take place in presence as well as online, info on OLAT.
Lecture period winter term 2021-2022: 18.10.2021 - 22.2.2022
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1st exam date (written exam at the end of the lecture period of a semester): 15.2.2022, 04 - 06 p.m, CAP 3 HS3
2nd exam date (written exam at the beginning of the lecture period of the following semester): 23.3.2022, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., CAP 3 HS3


The first lecture on Monday, 25.10.2021 at 14:15 will be held ONLINE via Zoom. There, all organisational questions will be discussed and an outlook on the content and structure of the course will be given. The aim is to go into attendance mode afterwards - but this is dependent on the number of participants, student feedback, etc. In this respect, we ask all interested students to participate in the first event.

Exercise (ÜinfCI-01a)

Language of instruction: german
Time: Wednesday 12:15-13:45
Lecture period winter term 2021-2022: 18.10.2021 - 22.2.2022
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The term "Computational Intelligence" (CI) describes a sub-area of ​​artificial intelligence. Essentially, it summarizes three biologically motivated areas of information processing: Based on algorithms of fuzzy logic and artificial neural networks as well as on evolutionary algorithms, the aim is to master complex systems and combine them with other, typically biologically-inspired, processes. Originally coined in the 1990s by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the term is now often used synonymously with soft computing. All sub-areas included have in common that they make mechanisms of natural (i.e. in particular biological, physical or social) problem-solving strategies usable for mathematical or engineering-technical questions. The aim is not a direct transfer or "technical copy", but an understanding and imitation of the basic mechanisms. The methods developed in this way are in contrast to exact mathematical methods - one rather freely follows the motto: "What works is allowed".


Learning goals

The aim of the event is to provide an initial overview of the field of computational intelligence in theory and practice. Building on this, students should be given a basic understanding and appropriate approaches so that the following goals in particular can be achieved:

  • The students have a basic understanding of the complexity of technical systems and know how it can be mastered.
  • The students know how seemingly complex relationships can be easily described with mechanisms of computational intelligence.
  • Techniques from the field of Computational Intelligence / Soft Computing and their advantages and disadvantages in comparison are known.



60 hours of lectures, 30 hours of face-to-face exercises, 150 hours of self-study


Examples of the current semester:

Competition on the most aesthetic Julia set:

1st: (-0.741667 + 0.258333j)

Julia set of the number -0.741667 + 0.258333j

2nd: (0.31 + 0.33j)

Julia set of the number 0.31 + 0.33j

2nd: (0.3942 - 0.1942j)

Julia set of the number 0.3942 - 0.1942j

3nd: (-0.2110416667 -0.695625j)

Julia set of the number -0.2110416667 - 0.6956250000j