Essex Institute of Technology

Dr. W. B. Langdon

Research Information

Bioinformatics Gene Chip Zeta
by July 2005 GP bib logo GP4 reading genetic programming and data structures GP bib coauthors
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Evolving Kernels

Often complicated behaviour of particle swarm and other population based stochastic optimisers on difficult problems can be approximated by a simpler techniques on equivalent landscapes. Here we have used genetic programming to evolve a low pass filter which is applied to the real problem to give a smoother equivalent problem.

Movie PSO (no constriction) 5 Particles Generation 0-24

Trace of PSO swarm (red arrows) and its centre (blue box) on Rastrigin. Lower blue curve is plot of equivalent landscape on which a hill climber (lower blue box) tracks center of the swarm.

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Halting probability video 40 mins 338M
Evolving Benchmarks
Java native method