Genetic Programming Theory & Practice XVIII

The 2021 workshop schedule is currently being assembled. We shall first list the presentations in the order they have been announced to us. If you scroll down, you can see the program of the days taking shape.

Keynote Talks

Randolph Nesse Research Professor of Life Sciences, and Founding Director (2014-2019), The Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University: “Why Evolved Systems Fail and the Mystery of Health - The Perspective of Evolutionary Medicine”

Elizabeth Barnes, Associate Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University: “Viewing Anthropogenic Change Through an AI Lens”

David Andre, Science Officer, Google-X: “GP considered Dangerous”

Regular Presentations

W.B. Langdon, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University College London: “Fitness First”

Andrew Sloss, Senior Principal Research Engineer, ARM Inc.: “Evolution of the Semiconductor Industry, and the Start of X Law”

Julian Miller, Honorary Fellow, The University of York: “Designing Multiple ANNs with Evolutionary Development: Activity Dependence”

Michael Korns, Korns Associates: “Feature Discovery with Deep Learning Algebra Networks”

Charles Ofria, Professor, Michigan State University: “An Exploration of Exploration: Measuring the ability of lexicase selection to find obscure pathways to optimality”

Malcolm Heywood, Professor, Dalhousie University: “Accelerating Tangled Program Graph Evolution under Visual Reinforcement Learning Tasks with Mutation and Multi-actions”

Philipp Fleck, PhD Student, FH Hagenberg: “Grammar-based Vectorial Genetic Programming for Symbolic Regression”

Alcides Fonseca, Assistant Prof, UT Austin Portugal: “Grammatical Evolution Mapping for Semantically-Constrained Genetic Programming”

Lee Spector, Professor, Hampshire College: “Analysis of GLEAM: Genetic Learning by Extraction and Absorption of Modules”

Emily Dolson, Assistant Prof, MSU: “What can phylogenetic metrics tell us about useful diversity in evolutionary algorithms?”

Mark Kotanchek Evolved Analytics LLC: “Back to the Future: Revisiting OrdinalGP & Trustable Models after a Decade”

Gisele Pappa, Associate Prof, Federal University of Minas Gerais: “Fitness Landscape Analysis of AutoML Pipelines”

Moshe Sipper, Professor, Ben-Gurion University: “Four Weddings and a Numeral: A Song of Evolution and Learning”

Jason Moore, Professor, Director of Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pennsylvania: “Automated machine learning using genetic programming”

Nic McPhee, Professor, University of Minnesota, Morris: “Tentative Title: Test case generation for GP using software engineering tools”

Wednesday 19 May, 2021

  • 11:45a Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 12:00p Elizabeth Barnes, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University “Viewing Anthropogenic Change Through an AI Lens”
  • 1:00p Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 1:15p NN, Flash Talk
  • 1:30p NN, Flash Talk
  • 1:45p NN, Flash Talk
  • 2:00p “Discussion: The Use of Genetic Programming in Climate Change Research”
  • 3:00p Break
  • 3:15p NN, Flash Talk
  • 3:30p NN, Flash Talk
  • 3:45p Small Breakout Discussions on Flash Talks
  • 4:45p Closing Discussion
  • 5:00p Reconvene informally in online chat rooms

Thursday 20 May, 2021

  • 11:45a Welcome and Social Mingling
  • 12:00p Randolph Nesse The Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University “Why Evolved Systems Fail and the Mystery of Health - The Perspective of Evolutionary Medicine”
  • 1:00p Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 1:15p NN, Flash Talk
  • 1:30p NN, Flash Talk
  • 1:45p NN, Flash Talk
  • 2:00p “Discussion: What can GP learn from Evolutionary Medicine?”
  • 3:00p Break
  • 3:15p NN, Flash Talk
  • 3:30p NN, Flash Talk
  • 3:45p Small Breakout Discussions on Flash Talks
  • 4:45p Closing Discussion
  • 5:00p Reconvene informally in online chat rooms

Friday 21 May, 2021

  • 11:45a Welcome and Social Mingling
  • 12:00p David Andre, Google-X “GP considered Dangerous”
  • 1:00p Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 1:15p NN, Flash Talk
  • 1:30p NN, Flash Talk
  • 1:45p NN, Flash Talk
  • 2:00p “Discussion: Genetic Programming in Finance”
  • 3:00p Break
  • 3:15p NN, Flash Talk
  • 3:30p NN, Flash Talk
  • 3:45p Small Breakout Discussions on Flash Talks
  • 4:45p Closing Discussion
  • 5:00p Reconvene informally in online chat rooms
modified: 05/04/21