Tag Archives: Evolutionary Computation

You Say “Cow” and I Hear “Milk” – The Joy of Interdisciplinary Work

This post is by MSU faculty Arend Hintze While I was listening to the many interesting talks of this year’s BEACON congress (2016), I was pondering about the journey that we took together to get here. Fortunately, I was around … Continue reading

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Evolving Deep Neural Networks

This post is by UT Austin grad student Jason Liang Deep learning has revolutionized the field of machine learning in many ways. From achieving state-of-the-art results in many benchmarks and competitions to effectively exploiting the computational power of the cloud, … Continue reading

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Mass Extinctions, Evolution, and…. Robots?

Check out this great video produced by the UT Alumni Association talking about research by BEACONites Joel Lehman and Risto Miikkulainen at UT Austin. Lehman and Miikkulainen published an awesome paper in PLOS ONE looking at evolution after a mass extinction.  I, for one, … Continue reading

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An Evolutionary Computation Perspective at AAAI 2016

This post is by UT Austin grad student Elliot Meyerson  I spent February 12-17 in Phoenix at the 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI covers artificial intelligence “broadly conceived”, with focus on “traditional topics such as search, machine learning, planning, knowledge representation, reasoning, natural … Continue reading

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Studying the Evolution of Division of Labor with Digital Organisms

This post is by MSU Postdoc Heather Goldsby. Why do you have different types of cells in your body? Why do honeybees perform different roles, including forager, undertaker, nurse, and queen? Why do factory workers perform jobs as specific as … Continue reading

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BEACON Activity in China

BEACON Director Erik Goodman just returned from a 13-day trip to China, where he met with BEACON-collaborating teams in Shanghai’s Tongji University and at Shantou University in Guangdong Province. In Shanghai, the Tongji researchers also met with MSU Horticulture Prof. … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolutionary Optimization and the Open Source Community

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Brian Goldman. I teach computers to be better at guess, check, and revise. At least, that is the short version of my research. More precisely, I develop optimization algorithms … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Teaching a Robot to Learn

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Travis DeVault. I imagine it would be difficult to find someone working in the field of computer science that did not start with a love … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Solar and geomagnetic activity forecasting using evolved Markov networks: Darwin vs. space weather hazards

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Masoud Mirmomeni.  “Space Weather” hazards have achieved a great international scientific and public importance in recent years due to their catastrophic effects on modern technologies such as … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution and Software Engineering

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Erik Fredericks. I spent several years in the automotive industry as both a software developer and project manager, developing advanced systems that assisted in preventing accidents. These … Continue reading

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