Tag Archives: Evolutionary Computation

Studying the Evolution of Division of Labor with Digital Organisms

This post is by MSU Postdoc Heather Goldsby. Why do you have different types of cells in your body? Why do honeybees perform different roles, including forager, undertaker, nurse, and queen? Why do factory workers perform jobs as specific as … Continue reading

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BEACON Activity in China

BEACON Director Erik Goodman just returned from a 13-day trip to China, where he met with BEACON-collaborating teams in Shanghai’s Tongji University and at Shantou University in Guangdong Province. In Shanghai, the Tongji researchers also met with MSU Horticulture Prof. … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolutionary Optimization and the Open Source Community

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Brian Goldman. I teach computers to be better at guess, check, and revise. At least, that is the short version of my research. More precisely, I develop optimization algorithms … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Teaching a Robot to Learn

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Travis DeVault. I imagine it would be difficult to find someone working in the field of computer science that did not start with a love … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Solar and geomagnetic activity forecasting using evolved Markov networks: Darwin vs. space weather hazards

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Masoud Mirmomeni.  “Space Weather” hazards have achieved a great international scientific and public importance in recent years due to their catastrophic effects on modern technologies such as … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution and Software Engineering

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Erik Fredericks. I spent several years in the automotive industry as both a software developer and project manager, developing advanced systems that assisted in preventing accidents. These … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolving Bio-Inspired Robots

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by Michigan State University graduate student Jared Moore(@j_redmmoore). If you had asked me during my undergrad years what a computer scientist did, I’m not sure I would’ve been able to give you … Continue reading

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Wiley Practice Prize awarded to BEACON's Multi-Criterion Decision Making team

Good news for BEACON and our Multi-Criterion Decision Making team (BEACON faculty Kalyan Deb, Erik Goodman, and BEACON collaborator Dr. Oliver Chikumbo, of Scion, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute). In January, the team submitted a paper for the prestigious … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Using evolutionary computation to discover fakes

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by NC A&T undergraduate Joi Carter and graduate student Henry Williams. Have you ever read a document that you thought was forged?  Perhaps you’ve received an email from your friend, but … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Multi-objective Evolutionary Optimization to Allow Greenhouse Production/Energy Use Tradeoffs

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student José R. Llera. My name is José R. Llera, and I received my B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. I learned about … Continue reading

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