Teaching by Sergi Valverde

My research plan is complemented with my current teaching activities in the Degree of Biomedical Engineering (22106, 22107, 22117, 22123) and the Degree in Human Biology (20332), which focuses in computer simulation (Netlogo and Matlab/Octave), mathematical modeling and evolutionary algorithms. Our students learn how to solve engineering problems by programming computers in a away that imitates the process of natural selection. This is particularly relevant for both practical and theoretical reasons. First, evolutionary algorithms are highly cost-efficient when optimising complex systems with a very large number of degrees of freedom. Second, our students learn how to approach reality from the evolutionary perspective. Finally, there are many bioengineering applications for evolutionary algorithms, e.g., parameter optimisation in biological circuits.

Evolutionary Algorithms Trailer (in catalan).