Genetic Programming Theory & Practice XVII

Location

GPTP-2019 will be held in the Dean’s Conference room, 3405A/B in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. The College of Engineering is located between South Shaw Lane and Wilson Road, on 428 S.Shaw Ln. on MSU’s East Lansing Campus.

It is best to enter the building through the main entrance at the corner of South Shaw and Red Cedar. You should see a Spartan Coffeeshop when you enter. You find room 3405A/B on the third floor, on the “4” wing, adjacent to the office of the Dean of Engineering.

Thursday 16 May, 2019

  • 8:30a Coffee, juice, pastries, fruit
  • 9:00a Opening Remarks
  • 9:15a Stephen Freeland, University of Maryland “Alphabets, topologies and optimization - I’ll show you mine if you tell me about yours”
  • 10:15a Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 10:30a Moshe Sipper et al. “New Pathways in Coevolutionary Computation”
  • 11:15a Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 11:30a Joel Lehman “Evolutionary Computation and AI Safety”
  • 12:15a Malcolm Heywood et al. “On the trials and tribulations of evolving a Dota 2 hero bot”
  • 1:00p Discussion & Lunch in Room
  • 2:00p Miguel Nicolau et al. “Genetic Programming Symbolic Regression: What is the prior on the prediction?”
  • 2:45p Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 3:00p Arthur Kordon et al. “How competitive is GP in business data sciene applications?”
  • 3:45p Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 4:00p Ting Hu
    “Can Genetic Programming Perform Explainable Machine Learning for Bioinformatics?”
  • 4:45p Closing Discussion
  • 5:00p Hackathon Preparation Session
  • 6:30p Reconvene informally at various bars and restaurants

Friday 17 May, 2019

  • 8:30a Coffee, juice, pastries, fruit
  • 9:00a Gavin Schmidt, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies “Some Challenges and Progress in Programming for Climate Science”
  • 10:15a Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 10:30a Andrew Sloss et al. “2019 Evolutionary Algorithms Review”
  • 11:15a Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 11:30a Gustavo Olague et al. “Hands-on Artificial Evolution through Brain Programming”
  • 12:15a Stephen Kelly et al.
    “Temporal Memory Sharing in Visual Reinforcement Learning”
  • 1:00p Discussion & Lunch in Room
  • 2:00p Ivo Goncalves et al. “Explorations of the Semantic Learning Machine Neuroevolution Algorithm: Dynamic Training Data Use, Ensemble Construction Methods, and Deep Learning Perspectives”
  • 2:45p Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 3:00p Yuan Yuan et al. “An Evolutionary System for better automatic software repair”
  • 3:45p Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 4:00p Lee Spector et al. “Comparison of Linear Genome Representations For Software Synthesis”
  • 4:45p Closing Discussion
  • 5:00p Hackathon Preparation Session
  • 6:30p Reconvene informally at various bars and restaurants

Saturday 18 May, 2019

  • 8:30a Coffee, juice, pastries, fruit
  • 9:00a Indika Rajapakse, University of Michigan
    “Cellular Reprogramming”
  • 10:15a Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 10:30a Charles Ofria et al. “Characterizing the effects of random subsampling and dilution on Lexicase selection”
  • 11:15a Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 11:30a Lukas Kammerer et al. “Symbolic Regression by Exhaustive Search”
  • 12:15p Hormoz Sharhzad et al. “Enhanced Optimization with Composite Objectives and Novelty Pulsation”
  • 1:00p Discussion & Lunch in Room
  • 2:00p David R. White et al. “Modelling Genetic Programming as a Simple Sampling Algorithm”
  • 2:45p Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 3:00p Francisco Fernandez de Vega et al. “It is time for new perspectives on how to fight bloat in GP”
  • 3:45p Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 4:00p Arend Hintze et al.
    “The Evolution of Representations in Genetic Programming Trees”
  • 4:45p Closing Discussion
  • 5:00p Hackathon Preparation Session
  • 6:30p Reconvene informally at various bars and restaurants

Sunday 19 May, 2019

  • 8:30a Coffee, juice, pastries, fruit
  • 9:00a Anil Saini et al. “Using Modularity Metrics to guide evolution in Genetic Programming”
  • 9:45a Break/Discussion/Coffee
  • 10:00a GP Hackathon
  • 1:00p Box Lunch and Wrap-up Discussion
  • 2:00p OFFICIAL END OF WORKSHOP

For travel preparations

We normally start at 9:00 am on the first day, that is May 16, 2019, and end after lunch on the last day, that is May 19, 2019.

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modified: 05/13/19