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Willem S. van Heerden

  • Junior Lecturer
  • Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria
  • 6PublicationsNumber of items in Willem's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 7Followers

Research interests

computational intelligence in gamesdata miningunsupervised learning neural networksComputational intelligence

About

I am a Junior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria, teaching undergraduate courses related to programming languages, and an Honours-level course in data mining. I am completing a Master's degree in computer science. My research field is computational intelligence, with a specialization in unsupervised learning neural networks (specifically, self-organizing feature maps) and data mining. I am also interested in aspects of the wider field of computational intelligence and artificial intelligence.

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Publications (5)

  • Evolution of a Fictional Dialogue

    • Viljoen C
    • Nitschke G
    • van Heerden W
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  • Evolutionary Algorithms and Particle Swarm Optimization for Artificial Language Evolution

    • de Bruyn K
    • Nitschke G
    • van Heerden W
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  • Swarm Tetris: Applying particle swarm optimization to Tetris

    • Langenhoven L
    • van Heerden W
    • Engelbrecht A
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  • HybridSOM: A generic rule extraction framework for self-organizing feature maps

    • van Heerden W
    • Engelbrecht A
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  • Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Mining using Self-Organising Feature Maps

    • van Heerden W
    • Engelbrecht A
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Professional experience

Junior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria

January 2007 - Present

Education

MSc (Computer Science)

University of Pretoria

January 2002 - Present

BSc Honours (Computer Science)

University of Pretoria

January 2001 - December 2001(a year)

BSc (Information Technology)

University of Pretoria

January 1997 - December 2000(4 years)