Evolution and Deep Neural Networks

In the last few weeks, a few papers containing evolutionary techniques applied in the context of deep neural networks have been published. For someone with a background on evolutionary computing and interested in everything that is bio-inspired, these are great news! Recently we’ve seen: Evolving Deep Neural Networks , Genetic CNN, Large-Scale Evolution of Image … Continue reading Evolution and Deep Neural Networks

PPSN 2010 and Evolving Ants

For the next days I will be attending PPSN 2010, in Krakow, Poland. I was here for the venue two years ago and it was a conference that I enjoyed very much. Mostly because of the model which is different from the standard ones (poster only format, absence of parallel sessions and a summary presentation … Continue reading PPSN 2010 and Evolving Ants

Back from PPSN X

Just got back from PPSN 2008 and I enjoyed it very much. It was my first time at this conference and I believe the poster only format, absence of parallel sessions and a summary presentation of the papers by the session chair works very well. You are given a quick overview of the papers, having a bit … Continue reading Back from PPSN X

Paper accepted at HIS 2008

And the second paper related to the work done in INRIA is accepetd, at the 8th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems. The event will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from September 10th until the 12th. From their website:  “The objectives of HIS 2008 are: to increase the awareness of the research community of the broad spectrum of hybrid … Continue reading Paper accepted at HIS 2008

Paper Accepted at PPSN 2008

I got accepted my first paper related to the work done in INRIA, at the 10th International Conference on  Parallel Problem Solving From Nature. The event will take place in Dortmund, Germany, from September 13th until the 17th. The interesting fact about PPSN is the conference format. From the website: “all accepted papers will be presented during … Continue reading Paper Accepted at PPSN 2008

Talks at NCRA

The 2nd Natural Computing Research and Applications Group workshop was a success and very interesting. I got the chance to see first hand the work developed at NCRA and I liked it. I found the work of Erik Hemberg on Meta-Grammars & Grammatical Evolution interesting, as well as Sébastien Piccand’s presentation on Optimisation of PSO topology. On a side note, the slides of my talk … Continue reading Talks at NCRA