Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence (MERLIN)

1. Introduction

In 2013, Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence (MERLIN) was formed by Ton Duc Thang University. The objective of MERLIN is focused on unconventional computing and complex systems.

2. Mission and vision

MERLIN’s research activities are the basic research (developing of the new algorithms and its hybridization with existing methods, performance improvement of existing algorithms) and applied research (application of already mentioned algorithms on various problems of optimization, scheduling, design of technical and technological devices, mobile technologies, control engineering, etc.).

3. Research topics

Focus on research in the field of Unconventional computation: soft computing, deterministic chaos, fractal geometry, modeling, identification and control of complex systems, computer security etc...

4. Current members

MERLIN Ivan Zelinka

Dr. Ivan Zelinka

Positions:

• Head of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

• Full Professor of Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Areas of expertise: Bioinspired algorithms and softcomputing in general, unconventional algorithms and calculations, computer viruses and computer security, complex systems and behavior.

• Editor:

- Emergence, Complexity and Computation

- International Journal of Automation and Computing (Springer)

- Security Revue

- Saint Petersburg State University Studies in Mathematics

MERLIN Tran Trong Dao

Dr. Tran Trong Dao

Positions:

• Member of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

• Vice President, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

• Director of the International Cooperation, Research & Training Institute, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Bioinspired algorithms and softcomputing in general, unconventional algorithms and calculations, computer viruses and computer security, complex systems and behavior

MERLIN Vo Hoang Duy

Dr. Vo Hoang Duy

Positions:

• Member of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

• Vice President, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

• Dean of Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Adaptive control, robust control, sliding mode control, multiple model approach, fault tolerant control

MERLIN Pandian Vasant

Dr. Pandian Vasant

Positions:

• Member of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

• Professor of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia

Areas of expertise: Soft Computing, Hybrid Optimization, Holistic Optimization and Applications

• Editor in chief:

- International Journal of Computing and Optimization

- Industrial Engineering & Management

- International Journal of Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation

- International Journal of Energy Optimization & Engineering

MERLIN Huynh Van Van

Dr. Huynh Van Van

Position: Member of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Sliding mode control

5. Former members (name, title, picture)

MERLIN Nguyen Quang Thanh

Nguyen Quang Thanh, MSc

Position: Former of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

MERLIN Nguyen Mau Toan

Nguyen Mau Toan, MSc

Position: Former of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

MERLIN Mohammed Chadli

Dr. Mohammed Chadli

Position: Former of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Theoretical side, analysis and control of singular (switched) systems, Analysis and control of fuzzy/LPV polytopic models, Multiple model approach, Robust control, Fault detection and isolation (FDI), Fault tolerant control (FTC), Analysis and control via LMI optimization techniques and Lyapunov methods

6. Publications (ISI or Scopus only)

6. Pandian Vasant, Utku Kose, Junzo Watada (2017); Metaheuristic Techniques in Enhancing the Efficiency and Performance of Thermo-Electric Cooling Devices; Energies, Vol. 10 (11), Article number 1703 (ISI).

5. Xiong Wang, Akif Akgul, Serdar Cicek, Viet-Thanh Pham, Duy Vo Hoang (2017); A Chaotic System with Two Stable Equilibrium Points: Dynamics, Circuit Realization and Communication Application; International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 27 (8), Article number 1750130 (ISI).

4. Ivan Zelinka (2016); Evolutionary identification of hidden chaotic attractors; Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 50, pp. 159–167 (ISI).

3. Ivan Zelinka (2015); A survey on evolutionary algorithms dynamics and its complexity – Mutual relations, past, present and future; Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 25, pp. 2–14 (ISI).

2. Ivan Zelinka, Jouni Lampinen, Roman Senkerik, Michal Pluhacek (2015); Investigation on evolutionary algorithms powered by nonrandom processes; Soft Computing (2015), DOI 10.1007/s00500-015-1689-2 (ISI).

1. Ivan Zelinka, Jakub Stonawski, Petr Saloun (2015); Face recognition element as a supported tool for new contact suggestions in the social networks; Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Scopus).