K. Tai

Tai Kang

Associate Professor
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore


Teaching


Research

Overview

Topics



Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Huang, Y., Gao, L., Yi, Z.; Tai, K., Kalita, P., Prapainainar, P., Garg, A. (2018) "An Application of Evolutionary System Identification Algorithm in Modelling of Energy Production System" Measurement, Vol.114, pp.122-131


  2. Singru, P., Raizada, A., Krishnakumar, V., Garg, A., Tai, K. and Raj, V. (2017) "Modeling of a Magneto-Rheological (MR) Damper Using Genetic Programming", Journal of Vibroengineering, Vol.19, No.5, pp.3169-3177


  3. Lin, J., Tai, K., Tiong, R.L.K. and Sim, M.S. (2017) "Analysing Impact on Critical Infrastructure Using Input-Output Interdependency Model : Case Studies", ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, Vol.3, No.4, Article Number 04017016


  4. Garg, A., Panda, B.N. and Tai, K. (2017) "True Stress Measurement of Nuclear Fuel Rod Cladding Material Subjected to DSA Regime", Neural Computing and Applications, Vol.28, No.1 Supplement, pp.119-126


  5. Vijayaraghavan, V., Garg, A., Tai, K. and Gao, L. (2017) "Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Metallic Alloys for Nuclear Engineering Applications", Measurement, Vol.97, pp.242-250


  6. Chew, K.-H., Tai, K., Ng, E.Y.K. and Muskulus, M. (2016) "Analytical Gradient-Based Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbine Substructures Under Fatigue and Extreme Loads", Marine Structures, Vol.47, pp.23-41


  7. Garg, A., Vijayaraghavan, V., Tai, K. and Savalani, M.M. (2016) "A Novel Evolutionary Approach in Modeling Wear Depth of Laser Engineering Titanium Coatings", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol.230, No.6, pp.1066-1075


  8. Kulkarni, A.J., Patankar, N.S. and Tai, K. (2016) "Constraint Handling in Probability Collectives using A Modified Feasibility-Based Rule", International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, Vol.13, No.4, pp.303-321


  9. Garg, A., Panda, B.N., Zhao, D.Y. and Tai, K. (2016) "Framework Based on Number of Basis Functions Complexity Measure in Investigation of the Power Characteristics of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell", Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Vol.155, pp.7-18


  10. Kulkarni, A.J., Kale, I.R. and Tai, K. (2016) "Probability Collectives for Solving Discrete and Mixed Variable Problems", International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, Vol.8, No.4, pp.325-361


  11. Vijayaraghavan, V., Garg, A., Wong, C.H., Tai, K., Regalla, S.P. and Tsai, M.C. (2016) "Density Characteristics of Laser-Sintered Three-Dimensional Printing Parts Investigated by Using an Integrated Finite Element Analysis–Based Evolutionary Algorithm Approach", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol.230, No.1, pp.100-110


  12. Garg, A., Vijayaraghavan, V., Tai, K., Singru, P.M., Jain, V. and Krishnakumar, N. (2015) "Model Development Based on Evolutionary Framework for Condition Monitoring of a Lathe Machine", Measurement, Vol.73, pp.95-110


  13. Garg, A., Vijayaraghavan, V., Tai, K., Singru, P.M., Gao, L. and Sangwan, K.S. (2015) "An Ensemble Evolutionary Approach in Evaluation of Surface Finish Reduction of Vibratory Finishing Process", Engineering Computations, Vol.32, No.5, pp.1214-1229


  14. Garg, A., Garg, A., Zhou, W.-H., Tai, K. and Deo, M.C. (2015) "A New Simulation Approach of Genetic Programming in Modelling of Soil Water Retention Property of Unsaturated Soil", Engineering Computations, Vol.32, No.3, pp.914-930


  15. Chew, K.H., Tai, K., Ng, E.Y.K. and Muskulus, M. (2015) "Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbine Support Structures Using an Analytical Gradient-Based Method", Energy Procedia, Vol.80, pp.100-107


  16. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2015) "Evolving Genetic Programming Models of Higher Generalization Ability in Modelling of Turning Process", Engineering Computations, Vol.32, No.8, pp.2216-2234


  17. Garg, A., Vijayaraghavan, V., Wong, C.H., Tai, K., Sumithra, K., Mahapatra, S.S., Singru, P.M. and Yao, L. (2015) "Application of Artificial Intelligence Technique for Modelling Elastic Properties of 2D Nanoscale Material", Molecular Simulation, Vol.41, No.14, pp.1143-1152


  18. Garg, A., Vijayaraghavan, V., Wong, C.H., Tai, K., Singru, P.M., Mahapatra, S.S. and Sangwan, K.S. (2015) "Investigation of Mechanical Strength of 2D Nanoscale Structures Using a Molecular Dynamics Based Computational Intelligence Approach", International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol.29, No.1, Article Number 1450242


  19. Vijayaraghavan, V., Garg, A., Wong, C.H., Tai, K. and Singru, P.M. (2015) "An Integrated Computational Approach for Determining the Elastic Properties of Boron Nitride Nanotubes", International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Vol.11, No.1, pp.1-14


  20. Patankar, N.S., Kulkarni, A.J., Tai, K., Ghate, T.D. and Parvate, A.R. (2014) "Multi-Criteria Probability Collectives", International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, Vol.6, No.6, pp.369-383


  21. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2014) "Stepwise Approach for the Evolution of Generalized Genetic Programming Model in Prediction of Surface Finish of the Turning Process", Advances in Engineering Software, Vol.78, pp.16-27


  22. Vijayaraghavan, V., Garg, A., Wong, C.H., Tai, K., Singru, P.M., Gao, L. and Sangwan, K.S. (2014) "A Molecular Dynamics Based Artificial Intelligence Approach for Characterizing Thermal Transport in Nanoscale Material", Thermochimica Acta, Vol.594, pp.39-49


  23. Vijayaraghavan, V., Garg, A., Wong, C.H., Tai, K., Sumithra, K., Singru, P.M., Gao, L. and Mahapatra, S.S. (2014) "On the Study of Machining Characteristics of 2-D Nanoscale Material", Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, Vol.6, No.12, pp.1079-1086


  24. Garg, A., Vijayaraghavan, V., Wong, C.H., Tai, K., Sumithra, K., Gao, L. and Singru, P.M. (2014) "Combined CI-MD Approach in Formulation of Engineering Moduli of Single Layer Graphene Sheet", Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Vol.48, pp.93-111


  25. Garg, A., Garg, A., Tai, K. and Sreedeep, S. (2014) "Estimation of Pore Water Pressure of Soil Using Genetic Programming", Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol.32, No.4, pp.765-772


  26. Garg, A., Garg, A., Tai, K., Barontini, S. and Stokes, A. (2014) "A Computational Intelligence-Based Genetic Programming Approach for the Simulation of Soil Water Retention Curves", Transport in Porous Media, Vol.103, No.3, pp.497-513


  27. Garg, A., Tai, K. and Savalani, M.M. (2014) "Formulation of Bead Width Model of an SLM Prototype Using Modified Multi-Gene Genetic Programming Approach", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.73, No.1-4, pp.375-388


  28. Garg, A., Tai, K., Vijayaraghavan, V. and Singru, P.M. (2014) "Mathematical Modelling of Burr Height of the Drilling Process Using a Statistical Based Multi-Gene Genetic Programming Approach", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.73, No.1-4, pp.113-126


  29. Garg, A., Vijayaraghavan, V., Wong, C.H., Tai, K. and Gao, L. (2014) "An Embedded Simulation Approach for Modeling the Thermal Conductivity of 2D Nanoscale Material", Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Vol.44, pp.1-13


  30. Vijayaraghavan, V., Garg, A., Wong, C.H. and Tai, K. (2014) "Estimation of Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials Using Artificial Intelligence Methods", Applied Physics A - Materials Science & Processing, Vol.116, No.3, pp.1099-1107


  31. Garg, A., Garg, A., Tai, K. and Sreedeep, S. (2014) "An Integrated SRM-Multi-Gene Genetic Programming Approach for Prediction of Factor of Safety of 3-D Soil Nailed Slopes", Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol.30, pp.30-40


  32. Garg, A., Tai, K., Lee, C.H. and Savalani, M.M. (2014) "A Hybrid M5’-Genetic Programming Approach for Ensuring Greater Trustworthiness of Prediction Ability in Modelling of FDM Process", Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol.25, No.6, pp.1349-1365


  33. Chew, K.H., Ng, E.Y.K., Tai, K., Muskulus, M. and Zwick, D. (2014) “Offshore Wind Turbine Jacket Substructure: A Comparison Study Between Four-Legged and Three-Legged Designs”, Journal of Ocean and Wind Energy, Vol.1, No.2, pp.74-81


  34. Garg, A., Tai, K. and Gupta, A.K. (2014) "A Modified Multi-Gene Genetic Programming Approach for Modelling True Stress of Dynamic Strain Aging Regime of Austenitic Stainless Steel 304", Meccanica, Vol.49, No.5, pp.1193-1209


  35. Garg, A., Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2014) "A Multi-Gene Genetic Programming Model for Estimating Stress-Dependent Soil Water Retention Curves", Computational Geosciences, Vol.18, No.1, pp.45-56


  36. Garg, A., Tai, K. and Savalani, M.M. (2014) "State-of-the-Art in Empirical Modelling of Rapid Prototyping Processes", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol.20, No.2, pp.164-178


  37. Vijayaraghavan, V., Garg, A., Wong, C.H., Tai, K. and Mahapatra, S.S. (2014) "Measurement of Properties of Graphene Sheets Subjected to Drilling Operation Using Computer Simulation", Measurement, Vol.50, pp.50-62


  38. Garg, A., Garg, A., Tai, K. and Sreedeep, S. (2014) "Estimation of Factor of Safety of Rooted Slope Using an Evolutionary Approach", Ecological Engineering, Vol.64, pp.314-324


  39. Garg, A., Vijayaraghavan, V., Mahapatra, S.S., Tai, K. and Wong, C.H. (2014) "Performance Evaluation of Microbial Fuel Cell by Artificial Intelligence Methods", Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.41, No.4, pp.1389-1399


  40. Vijayaraghavan, V., Garg, A., Wong, C.H., Tai, K. and Bhalerao, Y. (2013) "Predicting the Mechanical Characteristics of Hydrogen Functionalized Graphene Sheets Using Artificial Neural Network Approach", Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry, 3:83


  41. Sleesongsom, S., Bureerat, S. and Tai, K. (2013) "Aircraft Morphing Wing Design by Using Partial Topology Optimization", Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol.48, No.6, pp.1109-1128


  42. Garg, A., Rachmawati, L. and Tai, K. (2013) "Classification-Driven Model Selection Approach of Genetic Programming in Modelling of Turning Process", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.69, No.5-8, pp.1137-1151


  43. Garg, A., Bhalerao, Y. and Tai, K. (2013) "Review of Empirical Modelling Techniques for Modelling of Turning Process", International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, Vol.20, No.2, pp.121-129


  44. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2013) "Comparison of Statistical and Machine Learning Methods in Modelling of Data with Multicollinearity", International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, Vol.18, No.4, pp.295-312


  45. Lam, C.Y., Lin, J., Sim, M.S. and Tai, K. (2013) "Identifying Vulnerabilities in Critical Infrastructures by Network Analysis", International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol.9, No.3, pp.190-210


  46. Kulkarni, A.J. and Tai, K. (2011) "Solving Constrained Optimization Problems Using Probability Collectives and a Penalty Function Approach", International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications, Vol.10, No.4, pp.445-470


  47. Kulkarni, A.J. and Tai, K. (2011) "A Probability Collectives Approach with a Feasibility-Based Rule for Constrained Optimization", Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing, Vol.2011, Article ID 980216


  48. Wang, N.F. and Tai, K. (2010) "Target Matching Problems and an Adaptive Constraint Strategy for Multiobjective Design Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms", Computers & Structures, Vol.88, No.19-20, pp.1064-1076


  49. Wang, N.F. and Tai, K. (2010) "Design of 2-DOF Compliant Mechanisms to Form Grip-and-Move Manipulators for 2D Workspace", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.132, No.3, Article Number 031007


  50. Kulkarni, A.J. and Tai, K. (2010) "Probability Collectives : A Multi-Agent Approach for Solving Combinatorial Optimization Problems", Applied Soft Computing, Vol.10, No.3, pp.759-771


  51. Wang, N.F. and Tai, K. (2008) "Design of Grip-and-Move Manipulators Using Symmetric Path Generating Compliant Mechanisms", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.130, No.11, Article Number 112305


  52. Liu, W. and Tai, K. (2007) "Optimal Design of Flat Patterns for 3D Folded Structures by Unfolding with Topological Validation", Computer-Aided Design, Vol.39, No.10, pp.898-913


  53. Tai, K. and Prasad, J. (2007) "Target-Matching Test Problem for Multiobjective Topology Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms", Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol.34, No.4, pp.333-345


  54. Liu, X. and Tai, K. (2006) "Point Interpolation Collocation Method for the Solution of Partial Differential Equations", Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol.30, No.7, pp.598-609


  55. Wang, S.Y., Tai, K. and Quek, S.T. (2006) "Topology Optimization of Piezoelectric Sensors/Actuators for Torsional Vibration Control of Composite Plates", Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.15, No.2, pp.253-269


  56. Wang, S.Y., Tai, K. and Wang, M.Y. (2006) "An Enhanced Genetic Algorithm for Structural Topology Optimization", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol.65, No.1, pp.18-44


  57. Liu, X., Liu, G.R., Tai, K. and Lam, K.Y. (2005) "Radial Point Interpolation Collocation Method (RPICM) for Partial Differential Equations", Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Vol.50, No.8-9, pp.1425-1442


  58. Liu, X., Liu, G.R., Tai, K. and Lam, K.Y. (2005) "Radial Point Interpolation Collocation Method (RPICM) for the Solution of Nonlinear Poisson Problems", Computational Mechanics, Vol.36, No.4, pp.298-306


  59. Tai, K. and Akhtar, S. (2005) "Structural Topology Optimization Using a Genetic Algorithm with a Morphological Geometric Representation Scheme", Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol.30, No.2, pp.113-127


  60. Wang, S.Y. and Tai, K. (2005) "Structural Topology Design Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms with a Bit-Array Representation", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol.194, No.36-38, pp.3749-3770


  61. Wang, S.Y. and Tai, K. (2005) "Bar-System Representation for Topology Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms", Engineering Computations, Vol.22, No.2, pp.206-231


  62. Tai, K., Liu, W. and Thimm, G.L. (2004) "Unfolding and Flat Layout Design of Non-Manifold 3D Folded Structures", Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Vol.1, Nos.1-4, pp.439-447


  63. Wang, S.Y. and Tai, K. (2004) "Graph Representation for Structural Topology Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms", Computers & Structures, Vol.82, No.20-21, pp.1609-1622


  64. Lam, Y.C., Zhai, L.Y., Tai, K. and Fok, S.C. (2004) "An Evolutionary Approach for Cooling System Optimization in Plastic Injection Moulding", International Journal of Production Research, Vol.42, No.10, pp.2047-2061


  65. Tai, K., Cui, G.Y. and Ray, T. (2002) "Design Synthesis of Path Generating Compliant Mechanisms by Evolutionary Optimization of Topology and Shape", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.124, No.3, pp.492-500


  66. Fok, S.C., Ng, E.Y.K. and Tai, K. (2002) "Early Detection and Visualization of Breast Tumor with Thermogram and Neural Network", Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Vol.2, No.2, pp.185-195


  67. Akhtar, S., Tai, K. and Ray, T. (2002) "A Socio-Behavioural Simulation Model for Engineering Design Optimization", Engineering Optimization, Vol.34, No.4, pp.341-354


  68. Cui, G.Y., Tai, K. and Wang, B.P. (2002) "Topology Optimization for Maximum Natural Frequency Using Simulated Annealing and Morphological Representation", AIAA Journal, Vol.40, No.3, pp.586-589


  69. Ray, T. and Tai, K. (2001) "An Evolutionary Algorithm with a Multilevel Pairing Strategy for Single and Multiobjective Optimization", Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences, Vol.26, No.1, pp.75-98


  70. Ray, T., Tai, K. and Seow, K.C. (2001) "Multiobjective Design Optimization by an Evolutionary Algorithm", Engineering Optimization, Vol.33, No.4, pp.399-424


  71. Tai, K. and Chee, T.H. (2000) "Design of Structures and Compliant Mechanisms by Evolutionary Optimization of Morphological Representations of Topology", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.122, No.4, pp.560-566


  72. Cui, G.Y. and Tai, K. (2000) "Dynamic Analysis and Design Optimization of a Washing Machine", International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Vol.13, No.6, pp.324-331


  73. Tai, K. and Fenner, R.T. (1999) "Optimum Shape and Topology Design Using the Boundary Element Method", International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol.36, No.14, pp.2021-2040


  74. Tai, K. (1999) "Integrated Design Optimization and Analysis Using a Spreadsheet Application", International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, Vol.27, No.1, pp.29-40


  75. Tai, K. and Fenner, R.T. (1996) "Numerical Study of Some Approaches to Shape Design Sensitivity Analysis Using Boundary Elements", Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, Vol.31, No.5, pp.361-369


  76. Tai, K. and Fenner, R.T. (1996) "Optimum Shape Design and Positioning of Features Using the Boundary Integral Equation Method", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol.39, No.12, pp.1985-2003


Book

  1. Kulkarni, A.J., Tai, K. and Abraham, A. (2015) Probability Collectives : A Distributed Multi-Agent System Approach for Optimization, Springer


Book Chapters

  1. Singru, P.M., Jain, V., Krishnakumar, N., Garg, A., Tai, K. and Vijayaraghavan, V. (2017) "Gene Expression Programming in Nanotechnology Applications", in Gujarathi, A.M. and Babu, B.V. (Eds), Evolutionary Computation : Techniques and Applications, Apple Academic Press, pp.195-210


  2. Kulkarni, A.J. and Tai, K. (2013) "A Probability Collectives Approach for Multi-Agent Distributed and Cooperative Optimization with Tolerance for Agent Failure", in Czarnowski, I., Jedrzejowicz, P. and Kacprzyk, J. (Eds), Agent-Based Optimization, Studies in Computational Intelligence Vol.456, Springer, pp.175-201


  3. Ng, E.Y.K., Tai, K., Ng, W.K. and Rajendra Acharya, U. (2010) "Optimization of the Pharmacokinetic Simulation Models for the Nanoparticles-in-Nanoshapes Hybrid Drug Delivery System Using Heat Diffusion Analogy", in Rajendra Acharya, U., Tamura, T., Ng, E.Y.K., Lim, C.M. and Suri, J.S. (Eds), Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare, American Scientific Publishers, pp.211-230


  4. Kulkarni, A.J. and Tai, K. (2009) "Probability Collectives: A Decentralized, Distributed Optimization for Multi-Agent Systems", in Mehnen, J., Koppen, M., Saad, A. and Tiwari, A. (Eds), Applications of Soft Computing : From Theory to Praxis, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing Vol.58, Springer, pp.441-450


Conference Papers

  1. Garg, A., Tai, K. and Panda, B.N. (2017) "System Identification: Survey on Modeling Methods and Models", in Dash, S.S., Vijayakumar, K., Panigrahi, B.K. and Das, S. (Eds), Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Computations in Engineering Systems : Proceedings of ICAIECES 2016, Chennai, India, 19-21 May 2016, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Vol.517, Springer, pp.607-615


  2. Lam, C.Y. and Tai, K. (2016) "Resilience Analysis on Infrastructure Networks with Heterogeneous Nodes", in CSD&M 2016 – 7th International Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management, Paris, France, 13-14 December 2016


  3. Chen, S., Tai, K. and Li, Z. (2016) "Evaluation of Supply Chain Resilience Enhancement with Multi-Tier Supplier Selection Policy Using Agent-Based Modeling", in Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2016), Bali, Indonesia, 4-7 December 2016, pp.124-128


  4. Lin, J., Tai, K., Tiong, R.L.K. and Sim, M.S. (2016) "Vulnerability Analysis for Multiple Critical Infrastructure Sectors Using Interdependencies Modeling and Network Analysis", in Huang, H., Li, J., Zhang, J. and Chen, J. (Eds), APSSRA 2016 – Proceedings of the 6th Asian-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and its Applications, Shanghai, China, 28-30 May 2016, Tongji University Press, pp.559-564


  5. Shukri bin Abdul Jalil, Chou, S.M. and Tai, K. (2016) "Controlling Polymer Digital Material Composition with Layering", in Chua, C.K., Yeong, W.Y., Tan, M.J., Liu, E. and Tor, S.B. (Eds), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2016), Singapore, 16-19 May 2016, Research Publishing, Singapore, pp.525-530


  6. Lin, J., Tai, K., Tiong, R.L.K. and Sim, M.S. (2016) "A General Framework for Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies Modeling Using Economic Input-Output Model and Network Analysis", in Cardin, M.-A., Fong, S.H., Krob, D., Lui, P.C. and Tan, Y.H. (Eds), CSD&M Asia 2016 – Proceedings of the Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management, Singapore, 24-26 February 2016, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Vol.426, Springer, pp.59-74


  7. Chew, K.H., Muskulus, M., Narasimalu, S., Tai, K. and Ng, E.Y.K. (2015) "Fatigue Sensitivity Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbine Structures", in 11th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Sydney, Australia, 7- 12 June 2015, paper no. 1339


  8. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2014) "An Improved Multi-Gene Genetic Programming Approach for the Evolution of Generalized Model in Modelling of Rapid Prototyping Process", in Ali, M., Pan. J.-S., Chen, S.-M. and Horng, M.-F. (Eds), IEA/AIE 2014 – Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems – Part I, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 3-6 June 2014, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Vol.8481, Springer, pp.218-226


  9. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2014) "An Ensemble Approach of Machine Learning in Evaluation of Mechanical Property of the Rapid Prototyping Fabricated Prototype", in Wang, S. (Ed), CMAME 2014 – 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, Singapore, 26-28 May 2014, Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol.575, Trans Tech Publications, pp.493-496


  10. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2013) "Genetic Programming for Modeling Vibratory Finishing Process: Role of Experimental Designs and Fitness Functions", in Panigrahi, B.K., Suganthan. P.N., Das, S. and Dash, S.S. (Eds), SEMCCO 2013 – Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing – Part II, Chennai, India, 19-21 December 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.8298, Springer, pp.23-31


  11. Kizhakkedath, A., Tai, K., Sim, M.S., Tiong, R.L.K. and Lin, J. (2013) "An Agent-Based Modeling and Evolutionary Optimization Approach for Vulnerability Analysis of Critical Infrastructure Networks", in Tan, G., Yeo, G.K., Turner, S.J. and Teo, Y.M. (Eds), AsiaSim 2013 – Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Systems Simulation, Singapore, 6-8 November 2013, Communications in Computer and Information Science Vol.402, Springer, pp.176-187


  12. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2013) "Modelling of FDM Process Using Genetic Programming with Classifiers for Model Selection", in Proceedings of the 43rd International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE43), Hong Kong, 16-18 October 2013, paper no. 123


  13. Tai, K., Kizhakkedath, A., Lin, J., Tiong, R.L.K. and Sim, M.S. (2013) "Identifying Extreme Risks in Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies", in ISNGI 2013 – International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure, Wollongong, Australia, 30 September - 4 October 2013


  14. Chew, K.H., Muskulus, M., Zwick, D., Ng, E.Y.K. and Tai, K. (2013) "Structural Optimization and Parametric Study of Offshore Wind Turbine Jacket Substructure", in Proceedings of the 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE-2013), Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., 30 June - 5 July 2013, pp.203-210


  15. Tai, K., Tiong, R.L.K., Sim, M.S., Lam, C.Y. and Kizhakkedath, A. (2013) "Anticipating Extreme Risks in Critical Infrastructure Networks", in ACCESS 2013 – Asian Congress on Citizen & Environment Safety & Security, Singapore, 5-7 June 2013


  16. Kulkarni, A.J., Kale, I.R. and Tai, K. (2013) "Probability Collectives for Solving Truss Structure Problems" in 10th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 19-24 May 2013, paper no. 5395


  17. Garg, A., Sriram, S. and Tai, K. (2013) "Empirical Analysis of Model Selection Criteria for Genetic Programming in Modeling of Time Series System", in Proceedings of 2013 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics (CIFEr), Singapore, 16-19 April 2013, pp.90-94


  18. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2013) "Selection of a Robust Experimental Design for the Effective Modeling of Nonlinear Systems using Genetic Programming", in Proceedings of 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining (CIDM), Singapore, 16-19 April 2013, pp.287-292


  19. Lam, C.Y. and Tai, K. (2012) "Evaluating the Reliability of Infrastructure Networks by Resilience Analysis", in Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2012), Hong Kong, 10-13 December 2012, pp.1165-1169


  20. Kulkarni, A.J., Kale, I.R., Tai, K. and Kazemzadeh Azad, S. (2012) "Discrete Optimization of Truss Structure Using Probability Collectives", in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS2012), Pune, India, 4-7 December 2012, pp.225-230


  21. Kulkarni, A.J., Patankar, N.S., Sandupatla, A. and Tai, K. (2012) "A Modified Feasibility-Based Rule for Solving Constrained Optimization Problems Using Probability Collectives", in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS2012), Pune, India, 4-7 December 2012, pp.213-218


  22. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2012) "Review of Genetic Programming in Modeling of Machining Processes", in Proceedings of 2012 International Conference on Modelling, Identification & Control (ICMIC2012), Wuhan, China, 24-26 June 2012, pp.653-658


  23. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2012) "Comparison of Regression Analysis, Artificial Neural Network and Genetic Programming in Handling the Multicollinearity Problem", in Proceedings of 2012 International Conference on Modelling, Identification & Control (ICMIC2012), Wuhan, China, 24-26 June 2012, pp.353-358


  24. Garg, A. and Tai, K. (2011) "A Hybrid Genetic Programming–Artificial Neural Network Approach For Modeling of Vibratory Finishing Process", in International Proceedings of Computer Science and Information Technology (ICIIC 2011 – 2011 International Conference on Information and Intelligent Computing, Hong Kong, 25-26 November 2011), Vol.18, pp.14-19


  25. Kulkarni, A.J. and Tai, K. (2010) "Probability Collectives : A Distributed Optimization Approach for Constrained Problems", in CEC2010 – IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (WCCI 2010 – IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence), Barcelona, Spain, 18-23 July 2010, pp.3844-3851


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  27. Kulkarni, A.J. and Tai, K. (2008) "Probability Collectives for Decentralized, Distributed Optimization : A Collective Intelligence Approach", in Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2008), Singapore, 12-15 October 2008, pp.1271-1275


  28. Tai, K., Wang, N. and Yang, Y. (2008) "Hybrid GA Multiobjective Optimization for the Design of Compliant Micro-Actuators", in Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2008), Singapore, 12-15 October 2008, pp.559-564


  29. Wang, N., Yang, Y. and Tai, K. (2008) "Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Designing Structures Subjected to Uncertainty", in Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2008), Singapore, 12-15 October 2008, pp.565-570


  30. Tai, K., Wang, N.F. and Yang, Y.W. (2008) "Target Geometry Matching Problem with Conflicting Objectives for Multiobjective Topology Design Optimization Using GA", in CEC2008 – IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (WCCI 2008 – IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence), Hong Kong, 1-6 June 2008, pp.1873-1878


  31. Wang, N.F., Yang, Y.W. and Tai, K. (2008) "Optimization of Structures Under Load Uncertainties Based on Hybrid Genetic Algorithm", in CEC2008 – IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (WCCI 2008 – IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence), Hong Kong, 1-6 June 2008, pp.4039-4044


  32. Oh, S.C., Tan, C.H., Kong, F.W., Tan, Y.S., Ng, K.H., Ng, G.W. and Tai, K. (2007) "Multiobjective Optimization of Sensor Network Deployment by a Genetic Algorithm", in CEC2007 – IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Singapore, 25-28 September 2007, pp.3917-3921


  33. Wang, N. and Tai, K. (2007) "A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Multiobjective Structural Optimization", in CEC2007 – IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Singapore, 25-28 September 2007, pp.2948-2955


  34. Wang, N. and Tai, K. (2007) "Handling Objectives as Adaptive Constraints for Multiobjective Structural Optimization", in CEC2007 – IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Singapore, 25-28 September 2007, pp.3922-3929


  35. Tai, K. and Wang, N. (2007) "An Enhanced Chromosome Encoding and Morphological Representation of Geometry for Structural Topology Optimization Using GA", in CEC2007 – IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Singapore, 25-28 September 2007, pp.4178-4185


  36. Ng, W.K., Tai, K., Poh, C.K. and Ng, E.Y.K. (2006) "Optimization of Nanoparticle Drug Microcarrier on the Pharmacokinetics of Drug Release", in ICMMB-15 – The XVth International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Singapore, 6-8 December 2006, paper no. P0297


  37. Wang, N. and Tai, K. (2006) "A Structural Optimization Problem Formulation for Design of Compliant Gripper Using a Genetic Algorithm", in ECCM-2006 – III European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Lisbon, Portugal, 5-9 June 2006, paper no. 2638


  38. Tai, K. and Prasad, J. (2005) "Multiobjective Topology Optimization Using a Genetic Algorithm and a Morphological Representation of Geometry", in 6th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 30 May - 3 June 2005, paper no. 1711


  39. Liu, X., Liu, G.R. and Tai, K. (2004) "Radial Point Interpolation Collocation Method (RPICM) Using Upwind Biased Local Support Scheme for Solving Convection-Dominated Equations", in ICCM2004 – the International Conference on Computational Methods, Singapore, 15-17 December 2004


  40. Tai, K., Liu, W. and Thimm, G.L. (2004) "Unfolding and Flat Layout Design of Non-Manifold 3D Folded Structures" in CAD’04 – the 2004 International CAD Conference and Exhibition, Pattaya, Thailand, 24-28 May 2004, paper no. 104


  41. Wang, S.Y. and Tai, K. (2004) "A Constraint Handling Strategy for Bit-Array Representation GA in Structural Topology Optimization", in 4th SMA Annual Symposium, Singapore, 19-20 January 2004


  42. Wang, S.Y. and Tai, K. (2003) "Comparison of Geometry Representation Methods for Structural Topology Optimization Using the GA", in 2nd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Singapore, 15-18 December 2003, paper no. PS01-05-02


  43. Tai, K. and Akhtar, S. (2003) "Design of Compliant Mechanism by Structural Optimization Using GA with a Morphological Representation of Topology and Shape", in 2nd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Singapore, 15-18 December 2003, paper no. PS01-05-01


  44. Won, K.S., Ray, T. and Tai, K. (2003) "Modelling and Managing Approximate Functions within an Optimization Framework", in 2nd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Singapore, 15-18 December 2003, paper no. PS02-05-02


  45. Tai, K. and Akhtar, S. (2003) "Development and Testing of a Morphological Geometric Representation Scheme for Topology Design Optimization using a Genetic Algorithm", in Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2003, Canberra, Australia, 8-12 December 2003, paper no. 1434


  46. Wang, S.Y. and Tai, K. (2003) "A Bit-Array Representation GA for Structural Topology Optimization", in Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2003, Canberra, Australia, 8-12 December 2003, paper no. 1433


  47. Won, K.S., Ray, T. and Tai, K. (2003) "A Framework for Optimization Using Approximate Functions", in Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2003, Canberra, Australia, 8-12 December 2003, paper no. 1077


  48. Liu, X., Liu, G.R., Tai, K. and Lam, K.Y. (2003) "Radial Point Interpolation Collocation Method (RPICM) for the Solution of Two Phase Flow Through Porous Media", in Third International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Minerals & Process Industries, Melbourne, Australia, 10-12 December 2003


  49. Liu, X., Liu, G.R., Tai, K., Gu, Y.T. and Lam, K.Y. (2003) "Thin Plate Spline Radial Point Interpolation Collocation Method (TPS-RPICM) for Solution of Poisson-Boltzmann Equation", in 1st Asia-Pacific International Conference on Computational Methods in Engineering 2003 (ICOME2003), Sapporo City, Japan, 5-7 November 2003


  50. Wang, S.Y. and Tai, K. (2003) "Evaluation and Comparison of Geometry Representation Methods for Structural Topology Optimization", in 2nd MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 17-20 June 2003, pp.2387-2389


  51. Liu, X., Liu, G.R., Tai, K. and Lam, K.Y. (2003) "Collocation-based Meshless Method for the Solution of Transient Convective-Diffusion Equation", in 1st EMS-SMAI-SMF Joint Conference Applied Mathematics and Applications of Mathematics (AMAM 2003), Nice, France, 10-13 February 2003


  52. Tai, K., Wang, S.Y., Akhtar, S. and Prasad, J. (2003) "Structural Topology Optimization Using a Genetic Algorithm and a Morphological Representation of Geometry", in 3rd SMA Annual Symposium, Singapore, 17-18 January 2003


  53. Liu, X., Liu, G.R., Tai, K. and Lam, K.Y. (2002) "Radial Basis Point Interpolation Collocation Method for 2-D Solid Problem", in Advances in Meshfree and X-FEM Methods - Proceedings of the 1st Asian Workshop on Meshfree Methods (held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics), Singapore, 16-18 December 2002, pp.35-40


  54. Liu, X., Liu, G.R., Tai, K. and Lam, K.Y. (2002) "The Solution For Convection-Diffusion Equations Using the Quasi-Interpolation Scheme with Local Polynomial Reproduction Based on Moving Least Squares", in Advances in Meshfree and X-FEM Methods - Proceedings of the 1st Asian Workshop on Meshfree Methods (held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics), Singapore, 16-18 December 2002, pp.140-148


  55. Zhai, L.Y., Lam, Y.C., Tai, K. and Fok, S.C. (2002) "A Computer-Aided Optimization Approach for the Design of Cooling Channels and Selection of Process Parameters in Plastic Injection Moulding", in Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific and Engineering Computation (IC-SEC), Singapore, 3-5 December 2002, pp.485-489


  56. Ray, T., Poan, C.L. and Tai, K. (2002) "A New Fitness Assignment and Parent Selection Strategy within an Evolutionary Algorithm for Constrained Optimization Problems", in Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning, Vol. 1, Singapore, 18-22 November 2002, pp.31-35


  57. Akhtar, S., Tai, K. and Prasad, J. (2002) "Topology Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms Using Evolutionary Algorithm With Design Geometry Encoded as a Graph", in ASME 2002 Design Engineering Technical Conferences (28th Design Automation Conference), Montreal, Canada, 29 September - 2 October 2002, paper no. DETC2002/DAC-34147


  58. Liu, W. and Tai, K. (2002) "Computational Geometric Modeling and Unfolding of 3-D Folded Structures", in ASME 2002 Design Engineering Technical Conferences (28th Design Automation Conference), Montreal, Canada, 29 September - 2 October 2002, paper no. DETC2002/DAC-34046


  59. Ng, E.Y.K., Cai, Y.Y., Tai, K. and Heng, S.H. (2002) "Evaluation Studies of Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool for Chinese Women", in Proceedings of the BIOMED2002 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5-8 June 2002, pp.23-26


  60. Tai, K., Cui, G.Y. and Ray, T. (2000) "Design Synthesis of Path Generating Compliant Mechanisms by Evolutionary Optimization of Topology and Shape", in ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences 2000 (26th Design Automation Conference), Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., 10-13 September 2000, paper no. DETC2000/DAC-14518


  61. Ray, T., Tai, K. and Seow, K.C. (2000) "An Evolutionary Algorithm for Constrained Optimization", in GECCO-2000 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A., 8-12 July 2000, pp.771-777


  62. Cui, G.Y., Tai, K. and Wang, B.P. (2000) "Topology Optimization for Maximum Natural Frequency Using Simulated Annealing and Morphological Representation", in 41st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Strucures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 3-6 April 2000, paper no. AIAA-2000-1393


  63. Cui, G.Y. and Tai, K. (1999) "Dynamic Analysis and Noise Reduction Design for the Honeycomb Sandwich Structure", in Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Vibration Conference '99, Singapore, 13-15 December 1999, pp.613-618


  64. Tai, K., Leong, K.F. and Low, K.H. (1999) "Investigation into Re-configurable Packaging Design", in Packaging21 - 11th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging, Singapore, 7-9 July 1999, pp.463-473


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