Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life (202-1-5171)

אלגוריתמים אבלוציוניים וחיים מלאכותיים

Semester A, 2007-2008

Lecturer: Prof. Moshe Sipper

Teaching Assistant: Kfir Wolfson

Apr. 29: Exercise 5 grades + final exercise average updated
Apr. 14: Exercise 5 grades + final exercise average now available
Apr. 5: Exercise 4 grades now available
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Mar. 15: Exercise 3 grades now available
Mar. 7: Exercise 4 is now ready
Mar. 1: Exercise 3 FAQ
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Feb. 27: Exercise 3 deadline postponed
Feb. 14: Exercise 2 deadline postponed
Feb. 12: Exercise 3 is now ready
Feb. 10: Exercise 1 grades now available
Feb. 1: Exercise 2 is now ready
Jan. 23: Exercise 1 is now ready
Jan. 21: Beginning of Semester A

Course Syllabus

bio-inspired computing, evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, genetic programming, artificial life, cellular automata, cellular computing, self-replication, artificial neural networks.

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Ex Due Grades Hall of Fame
 1  Feb. 3 Liron Himi & Aviad Cohen,   Doron Meir & Yonatan Ashkenazi,   Tal Bereznitskey & Yoav Vardi,   Igal Shilman,   Yasmin Stiener & Itzik Hav
 2  Feb. 19 Doron Meir, Yonatan Ashkenazi,   Morad Ankri, Dima Yagudayev,   Shira Gottlieb
 3  Mar. 6 Doron Meir & Yonatan Ashkenazi,   Tal Bereznitskey & Yoav Vardi,   Shira Gottlieb
 4  Mar. 25 Aviad Cohen & Liron Himi,   Itzik Hav & Yasmin Stiener,   Uri Shaham
 5  Apr. 10 Doron Meir & Jonathan Ashkenazi,   Yasmeen Stiener & Itzik Hav,   Uri Shaham

final exercise average

Date Topic Subtopic(s)
Introduction to Bio-Inspired Computing and Artificial Life
Genetic Algorithms Introduction (also here)
Genetic Algorithms Holland's Schema Theorem, Exact Schema Theorem
Genetic Algorithms 8 Queens, Genetic Operators (also here), Evolution Strategies
Genetic Algorithms Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP)
Genetic Algorithms Fuzzy Systems, Evolution of Fuzzy Systems, (ynet link on fuzzy systems)
Genetic Algorithms Coevolution of Fuzzy Systems, Coevolving Sorting Networks
Genetic Algorithms Coevolving Solutions to the SCS Problem
Genetic Programming Introduction (also here, here, and here)
Genetic Programming Examples (here and here), ADFs   (Short notes on GP, ADFs and branch typing)
Genetic Programming Varieties of GP, Architecture-Altering Operations
Genetic Programming Attaining Human-Competitive Game-Playing with Genetic Programming
Genetic Programming GP-Robocode, Excerpts from Koza's DVD
Artificial Neural Networks  Introduction + Supervised Learning -- Perceptrons
Artificial Neural Networks Supervised Learning -- Backpropagation
Artificial Neural Networks Unsupervised Learning -- Self-Organizing Feature Maps (also here and here)
Artificial Neural Networks Evolving Artificial Neural Networks
  Cellular Computing Cellular Automata (CA), Quasi-Uniform CA
Cellular Computing Emergence of Cellular Computing (also here)
Cellular Computing Cellular Programming (also here)
Cellular Computing Cellular Programming -- Coevolving Architectures for Cellular Machines
Artificial Self-Replication  Self-Replication Page(also this paper)
Genetic Programming Finding a Common Motif of RNA Sequences using Genetic Programming
Artificial Life Introduction
Artificial Life Digital Universes, Lipidia (An Artificial Chemistry)
Complex Networks here and here

Last updated: Apr. 29, 2008