I am thankful for the oportunity to give two lectures on Natural Optimization strategies at the University of Applied Science in Schmalkalden. The different ways of natural optimization provide powerful and fascinating  opportunities to tackle mathematical problems beyond classic computational borders.

Topics were:

  1. Basics of Optimization
  2. Evolutionary Algorithms
  3. Ant Colony Optimization
  4. Particle Swarm Optimization

Lecture notes are available here (german).