Realising the promise of neural networks for practical optimisation: improving their efficiency and effectivess through chaotic dynamics and hardware implementation

  • Smith-Miles, Kate, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Kwok, Terence, (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    Combinatorial optimisation problems such as transportation routing and assembly-line scheduling are critical to the efficiency of many industries, but their combinatorial explosion makes rapid solution difficult. Neural networks (NNs) hold much potential for rapid solution though hardware implementation, but we need to improve the quality of their solutions before developing hardware. We have previously shown that the rich dynamics of chaos can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NNs. We aim to develop new chaotic NN models, rigorously evaluate them on industrially significant problems such as those arising in manufacturing, logistics and telecommunications, and demonstrate their speed through hardware acceleration.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/05

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD47,849.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD187,118.00
    • Monash University