Computational intelligence techniques are a fast-growing field of research topics that has drawn a great deal of attention from researchers for many years now, and there is a growing thrust in algorithmic development and design using biological models to solve increasingly complex problems. Much success has been already achieved by using these models to create intelligent systems based on techniques such as artificial neural networks, multi-agents systems, support vector machines, evolutionary computation, hidden markovian models, swarm intelligence, and fuzzy systems.
Algorithms for computational intelligence have been applied with success in many different real-world applications such as robotic vehicles, autonomous traffic management, speech recognition, data-mining, biomedical engineering, biometrics (finger, face, iris), business intelligence for Internet-based trading and auctions, and computational neuroscience.
The research activities within computational intelligence are linked to the company Patterns Solutions AS by employing Assoc. Prof Sven-Olai Høyland, Assoc. Prof. Helga Jonsdottir, Ass. Prof. Remy Monsen (all associated with the Department of Computing, Mathematics, and Physics), and Assoc. Prof Alvhild Alette Bjørkum (Department of Bio Engineering and Chemistry).
The research activities involves international cooperation with researchers at The University of Bombay and The University of Puna in India.