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Loopy Substructural Local Search for the Bayesian Optimization Algorithm

This paper presents a local search method for the Bayesian optimization algorithm (BOA) based on the concepts of substructural neighborhoods and loopy belief propagation. The proba- bilistic model of BOA, which automatically identifies important problem substructures, is used to define … Continue reading

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Model Accuracy in the Bayesian Optimization Algorithm

Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) are particularly suited to solve problems for which there is not much information available. From this standpoint, estimation of distribution algorithms (EDAs), which guide the search by using probabilistic models of the population, have brought a new … Continue reading

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Scaling eCGA Model Building via Data-Intensive Computing

This paper shows how the extended compact genetic algorithm can be scaled using data- intensive computing techniques such as MapReduce. Two different frameworks (Hadoop and MongoDB) are used to deploy MapReduce implementations of the compact and extended com- pact genetic … Continue reading

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Live from Dublin

IlliGAL director David E. Goldberg is tweeting live from the IEEE Conference on Transforming Engineering Education at Dublin.  Right now there is a panel discussing whether transformation is needed and if so what needs to be transformed.  Follow the thread … Continue reading

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The perils and pleasures of interdisciplinarity

IlliGAL director David E. Goldberg just gave a talk on “The Perils and Pleasures of Interdisciplinarity” at a Workshop on the Challenges in Top-Down, Bottom-up and Computational Approaches in Synthetic Biology.  The talk is available in the viewer below:Related talks … Continue reading

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Philosophy & engineering meeting, fPET-2010, call for abstracts extended until 15 January

The 2010 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering & Technology or fPET-2010 (to be held as a one-day intensive event on 9-10 May 2010, Sunday Evening-Monday, at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO) has extended the deadline for abstract submission … Continue reading

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Evolving Drivers for TORCS using On-Line Neuroevolution

We applied on-line neuroevolution to evolve non-player characters for The Open Racing Car Simulator. While previous approaches allowed on-line learning with performance improvements during each generation, our approach enables a finer grained on-line learning with performance improvements within each lap. … Continue reading

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Tweet for engineering (& computer science) education

The Alliance for Promoting Innovation in Engineering Education (aPIE2) is launching a new initiative,  starting Monday, 19 October 2009 at the 2009 IEEE Frontiers in Education: Twitter for Engineering Education Transformation and Innovation (TwEETI). More information on the TwEETI initiative … Continue reading

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Laura Landweber to present “The evolution of cellular computing: A modern take on Lamarckian inheritance”

Monday, October 12  7:00 pm 1320 Digital Computer Lab 1304 W. Springfield 2009 marks not only the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth but also publication of the first evolutionary theory, Lamarck’s Philosophie Zoologique.  “Lamarckian evolution” is usually distinguished from “Darwinian … Continue reading

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Philosophy for engineers made quick & easy

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