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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Nguyen Quang Thanh, MSc.

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

Areas of Expertise: Adaptive control, Robust control, Sliding mode control.
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Dr. Quoc-Hoan Tran

  • Positions: Member of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam. Lecturer of Tran Dai Nghia University, Vietnam
  • Areas of expertise: power electronics, power converters, matrix converters, and pulse-width modulation techniques.
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Dr. Radhakrishnan Delhibabu

  • Positions: Member of Modeling Evolutionary Algorithms Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Ton Duc Thang University, VietnamLecturer of VIT University, Vellore, India
  • Areas of expertise: Deep learning, Data Mining, Formal Concept Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Information
    Retrieval, Big Data and Machine Learning

5. Publications (ISI or Scopus only)

  1. Duy Vo Hoang, Sifeu Takougang Kingni, and Viet-Thanh Pham, “A No-Equilibrium Hyperchaotic System and Its Fractional-Order Form”, Mathematical Problems in Engineering Volume 2017, Article ID 3927184, 11 pages. (ISI)
  2. Victor Kamdoum Tamba, Karthikeyan Rajagopal, Viet Thanh Pham, and Duy Vo Hoang,Chaos in a System with an Absolute Nonlinearity and Chaos Synchronization”, Advances in Mathematical Physics Volume 2018, Article ID 5985489, 12 pages. (ISI)
  3. Shuili Ren, Shirin Panahi, Karthikeyan Rajagopal, Akif Akgul, Viet-Thanh Pham and Sajad Jafari, “A New Chaotic Flow with Hidden Attractor: The First Hyperjerk System with No Equilibrium”, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences, 2018, (ISI)
  4. Pandian Vasant, Utku Kose and Junzo Watada, “Metaheuristic Techniques in Enhancing the Efficiency and Performance of Thermo-Electric Cooling Devices”, Energies, vol. 10, no. 1073, 2017. (ISI)
  5. Lenka Skanderova, Tomas Fabian, Ivan Zelinka, “Analysis of causality-driven changes of diffusion speed in non-Markovian temporal networks generated on the basis of differential evolution dynamics”, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 2018. (ISI)
  6. Xiong Wang, Adel Ouannas, Viet Thanh Pham and Hamid Reza Abdolmohammadi, “A fractional-order form of a system with stable equilibria and its synchronization”, Advances in Difference Equations, vol. 20, 2018. (ISI)
  7. Adel Ouannas, Xiong Wang, Viet Thanh Pham, Giuseppe Grassi and Toufik Ziar, “Coexistence of identical synchronization, antiphase synchronization and inverse full state hybrid projective synchronization in different dimensional fractional-order chaotic systemsAdvances in Difference Equations , vol 35, 2018. (ISI)
  8. Van Van Huynh, Hoang-Duy Vo, Bach Hoang Dinh, Thanh-Phuong Tran, Minh Hoang Quang Tran, “A New Adaptive Second Order Sliding Mode Control Design for Complex Interconnected Systems”, Control Engineering and Applied Informatics Vol.20, No.1 pp. 3-14, 2018. (ISI)
  9. Hanieh Mohammadi, Hong Yao, Gholamreza Khademi, Thang T. Nguyen, Dan Simon, Hanz Richter. “Extended Kalman filtering for state estimation of a Hill muscle model”, IET Control Theory & Applications, 2017. (ISI)
  10. Van Van Huynh, “New observer-based control design for mismatched uncertain systems with time-delay”, Archives of Control Sciences, Volume 26, No. 4, pages 597–610, 2016. (ISI)
  11. Lenka Skanderova and Tomas Fabian, “Differential evolution based on node strength”, Int. J. Bio-Inspired Computation, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2018. (ISI)
  12. Ivan Zelinka, Lukas Tomaszek, Pandian Vasant, Tran Trong Dao, Duy Vo Hoang, “A novel approach on evolutionary dynamics analysis – A progress report”, Journal of Computational Science, pp. 1877-7503, 2017. (ISI)
  13. Quoc-Hoan Tran and Hong-Hee LeeAn Advanced Modulation Strategy for Three-to-Five-Phase Indirect Matrix Converters to Reduce Common-Mode Voltage With Enhanced Output Performance”, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOL. 65, NO. 7, 2018. (ISI)
  14. Xiong Wang, Akif Akgul, Sezgin Kacar, and Viet-Thanh Pham, “Multimedia Security Application of a Ten-Term Chaotic System without Equilibrium”, Complexity, Volume 2017, Article ID 8412093, 10 pages. (ISI)
  15. Xiong Wang, Akif Akgul, Serdar Cicek, Viet-Thanh Pham and Duy Vo Hoang, “A Chaotic System with Two Stable Equilibrium Points: Dynamics, Circuit Realization and Communication Application”, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 27, No. 8, 2017 (ISI)
  16. AETA, 2013, Vietnam, Saigon (a total of 2259 chapter downloads on SpringerLink … top 50% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook Collection in 2013) Handbook of optimization (a total of 29108 chapter downloads on SpringerLink … top 25% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook Collection in 2013)
  17. AETA, 2015, Vietnam, Saigon (consists of 10 topical areas of selected papers like: telecommunication, power systems, robotics, control system, renewable energy, power electronics, computer science and more)
  18. AETA, 2016, Korea, (consists of 10 topical areas of selected papers like: telecommunication, power systems, robotics, control system, renewable energy, power electronics, computer science and more)
  19. AETA, 2017, Vietnam, Saigon (consists of 10 topical areas of selected papers like: telecommunication, power systems, robotics, control system, renewable energy, power electronics, computer science and more)