About the GPEMjournal blog

This is the editor's blog for the journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. The official web site for the journal, maintained by the publisher (Springer) is here. The GPEMjournal blog is authored and maintained by Lee Spector.

Monday, April 13, 2015

GPEM 16(2) available

GPEM 16(2) is now available. It contains:

"Evolving robot sub-behaviour modules using Gene Expression Programming"
by Jonathan Mwaura & Ed Keedwell

"Balanced Cartesian Genetic Programming via migration and opposition-based learning: application to symbolic regression"
by Samaneh Yazdani & Jamshid Shanbehzadeh

"A hierarchical genetic algorithm approach for curve fitting with B-splines"
by C. H. Garcia-Capulin, F. J. Cuevas, G. Trejo-Caballero & H. Rostro-Gonzalez

"Multiobjective optimization algorithms for motif discovery in DNA sequences"
by David L. González-Álvarez, Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez & Álvaro Rubio-Largo

"Exploring non-photorealistic rendering with genetic programming"
by Maryam Baniasadi & Brian J. Ross

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GPEM 16(1) available

As Bill notes below, GPEM 16(1) is now available. It contains:

"Editorial Introduction"
by Lee Spector

"Training genetic programming classifiers by vicinal-risk minimization"
by Ji Ni & Peter Rockett

"Improving GP generalization: a variance-based layered learning approach"
by Maryam Amir Haeri, Mohammad Mehdi Ebadzadeh & Gianluigi Folino

"GA-based approach to find the stabilizers of a given sub-space"
by Mahboobeh Houshmand, Morteza Saheb Zamani, Mehdi Sedighi & Monireh Houshmand

"A C++ framework for geometric semantic genetic programming"
by Mauro Castelli, Sara Silva & Leonardo Vanneschi

"Introducing a cross platform open source Cartesian Genetic Programming library"
by Andrew James Turner & Julian Francis Miller

by L. Spector

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, August 28, 2014

GPEM 15(4) available, special section on GECCO competitions (edited by Daniele Loiacono & Moshe Sipper)

GPEM 15(3), which is a special issue on GECCO competitions edited by Daniele Loiacono & Moshe Sipper, is now available. It contains:

"Special issue on GECCO competitions"
by Daniele Loiacono & Moshe Sipper

"Unplugging Evolutionary Algorithms: an experiment on human-algorithmic creativity"
by F. Fernández de Vega , C. Cruz , L. Navarro , P. Hernández , T. Gallego & L. Espada

"Evolving Robocode tanks for Evo Robocode"
by Robin Harper

"Driving as a human: a track learning based adaptable architecture for a car racing controller"
by Jan Quadflieg, Mike Preuss & Günter Rudolph

"Gene regulated car driving: using a gene regulatory network to drive a virtual car"
by Stéphane Sanchez & Sylvain Cussat-Blanc

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GPEM 15(3) available online, including a special section on evolvability and robustness in artificial evolving systems (edited by Lee Altenberg)

I was delayed a bit in posting this because of GECCO-related travels, but GPEM 15(3) is now available, containing:

"Designing robust volunteer-based evolutionary algorithms"
by J. L. J. Laredo , P. Bouvry , D. L. González , F. Fernández de Vega , M. G. Arenas , J. J. Merelo & C. M. Fernandes

"Hardware architecture of the Protein Processing Associative Memory and the effects of dimensionality and quantisation on performance"
by Omer Qadir , Alex Lenz , Gianluca Tempesti , Jon Timmis , Tony Pipe & Andy Tyrrell

=== Special Section: Evolvability and robustness in artificial evolving systems

"Evolvability and robustness in artificial evolving systems: three perturbations"
by Lee Altenberg

"Software mutational robustness"
by Eric Schulte , Zachary P. Fry , Ethan Fast , Westley Weimer & Stephanie Forrest

"Self-repair ability of evolved self-assembling systems in cellular automata"
by Can Öztürkeri & Colin G. Johnson

"On evolvability and robustness in the matrix-GRT model"
by Uwe Tangen

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SIGEVOlution Volume 6, Issue 3-4, is now available

Looks like a great new issue, with:

  • Lunch Isn’t Free – But Cells Are by Moshe Sipper & Achiya Elyasaf
  • News from the GP Bibliography by William B. Langdon
  • Evostar Conference Report by Justyna Petke
  • Calls and Calendar

The newsletter is intended to be viewed electronically. Thanks to Pier Luca Lanzi, SIGEvolution Editor-in-Chief.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Analyzing a Decade of Human-Competitive (“HUMIE”) Winners: What Can We Learn?

Many of us witnes the wonders of evolutionary computation (EC) on a daily basis as we put Darwin's dangerous idea (a la Daniel Dennett) to good (safe) use. At the turn of the millennium John Koza noticed how EC had matured to the point of producing results that competed with humans. In 2004 John founded the "HUMIES" competition: Human-Competitive Results Produced by Genetic and Evolutionary Computation.

This annual competition has generated a lot of hubbub and -- more importantly -- tons of great results of both scientific and industrial value. Lee Spector, at Hampshire College, and I have been interested in the human-competitive angle of EC for several years. Between the two of us, we're proud to be hugging eight HUMIE awards. Sadly, Lee has in the meantime been swayed by the Dark Side, joining the panel of judges for this illustrious award ... May the force be with you, Lee :-)

Lee's bright students, Karthik Kannappan, Tom Helmuth, Bill Lacava, Jake Wisdom, and Omri Bernstein joined the merry HUMIE bandwagon and we brainstormed on the merits of human-competitive machine evolution.

This past May we presented an analysis of a decade's worth of HUMIE winners at the GPTP workshop in Ann Arbor, MI (thanks Rick Riolo, Bill Worzel, and Mark Kotanchek for organizing a wonderful event!).

An advanced draft of our paper is now available for download: Analyzing a Decade of Human-Competitive (“HUMIE”) Winners: What Can We Learn?


moshe sipper, writer & professor