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Unformatted text preview: 1/22/2007: Lecture 1 Title: &quot;Evolutionary Processes, Evolutionary Algorithms, Evolutionary Games&quot; Lecturer: David Delchamps Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AIM: QuoteDaveUnquote Website: See Blackboard Cou rse Overv iew:-HW you don't have to turn in-Sit down midterm + final-There is a textbook Rough Course Ou t l i ne: I. What is (for us) an evolutionary process ? I I. Brief look at biological evolution I I I. General characterization (Markov Chain on population space IV. Evolutionary algorithms / computation survey (book) V. historical antecedents a. Monte Carlo b. simulated annealing VI. early work a. Evolution strategies (Rechenberg + Schwefel) b. evolutionary programming (L. Fogel) c. genetic algorithms beginnings VII. A closer look at GAs (long) a. wishful thinking (idea is do as little coding as possible) b. &quot;triumphs,&quot; etc. c. the need for theory - some suggestions d. a quick look at other evolutionary comp. techniques (eg. Genetic Programming)a quick look at other evolutionary comp....
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