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Academic Report: Foraging Behavior of Ants—from Chaotic to Periodic Regimes


Academic Report:《Foraging Behavior of Ants—from Chaotic to Periodic Regimes



Time: 15:30, Oct. 10th (Tuesday), 2017

Venue: 401 Lecture Hall, Building of Information, East Campus

Topic: Foraging Behavior of Ants—from Chaotic to Periodic Regimes

Lecturer: Lixiang Li


About the Lecturer: Ms. Lixiang Li, professor and doctoral dissertation supervisor, is a winner of the National 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertations Award, New Century Excellent Talents (Ministry of Education), Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation, Excellent Young Talents of Chinese Association for Cryptologic Research, and Beijing Higher Education Young Elite Teacher Project. She was a visiting scholar at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Hong Kong Scholar of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and now she is now the key researcher of National Engineering Laboratory for Disaster Backup and Recovery and National Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology, and key teacher of School of Cyberspace Security, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Engaged in the fields of swarm intelligence, complex network, compressed sensing, and cyberspace security, she is also an editorial board member of journals like PLOS ONE and Journal of Applied Mathematics. She is the author of more than 100 academic papers published on international SCI journals like PNAS and Scientific Reports; 22 of the papers have her as the first author and 47 as the corresponding author. Her papers have been cited more than 1000 times on SCI and 3200 times on Google. Besides, several of them were selected into ESI high cited papers. She also has 1 published academic book. Her paper Chaos-order Transition in Foraging Behavior of Ants on swarm intelligence was published on PNAS, the proceedings of American Academy of Sciences (one of the 4 international well-known journals together with Nature, Science, and CELL), and has drawn broad attentions. More than 200 media both in China and abroad published long reports about it within 1 month after its publication, including Time, Science Daily, Christian Science Monitor in the US, Daily Mail in the UK, and Science and Technology Daily, People’s Daily Online and Xinhuanet in China. Besides, well-known media AOL and NEWSY of the US also had video reports of it.


Currently, she is in charge of one National Key R&D Program and one National General Program. What’s more, she was in charge of 8 projects of national, ministerial and provincial scientific programs, including: National Natural Science Foundation of China, A Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of PR China, Fok Ying-Tong Foundation. Besides, as the main researcher, she also participated in 11 projects of national, ministerial and provincial programs, including: sub-projects of 973 Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Asia 3 Foresight Program, and NSFC-RGC Joint Foundation.

About the Lecture: This lecture mainly focuses on the latest research in the field of group dynamics in behavior of ants. Starting from the behavior of individual ants and ant groups, Ms. Li offers a new perspective that by annealing, ants transfer from chaotic to periodic regimes to search the best route in their foraging, revealing the internal mechanism of such transformation in the test. The research finds out that it is by adopting effective learning strategies that ants search the best route in their sustainable foraging, and such learning strategies are instrumental in optimizing the Internet. This lecture will introduce the modeling process of ant group dynamics and chaotic ant swarm algorithm, and it will point out the profound influence that ant group dynamics has on the research and application of network optimization, information processing, network security, network control and other fields.


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