MIT ALife talks 1994-1998

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MIT ALife group

Founded by Carlo Maley, Geo Homsy and Erik Rauch for discussion of the modeling and synthesis of molecular systems; continued by Alexander Wait as ALife Boston.

1994

1995

1996

  • March 8, 1996. Carlo Maley on "Simulating Ecological Invasions".
  • March 18, 1996. Kazuhiro Saitou on Automated Optimal Design of Mechanical Conformational Switches.
  • April 8, 1996. Michael Best on "An Ecology of the Net".
  • April 22, 1996. Una-May O'Reilly on Using the Fitness Landscape Metaphor for Computer Based Evolution, part I.
  • May 6, 1996. Una-May O'Reilly and Vince Darley on Fitness Landscapes, part II.
  • September 16, 1996. Brendan Kitts on Optimizing swarm fitness by partial regulation.
  • October 10, 1996. Stephanie Forrest on The Ecology of Echo.
  • October 21, 1996. Vince Darley on Cooperation and Conflict in Search.
  • November 4, 1996. Anne Foerst on Anthropological Concepts of AI.
  • November 11, 1996. Peter Stadler on Mutation, Recombination, and Fitness Landscapes: Correlation Measures and Spectral Graph Theory.
  • November 18, 1996. Carlo Maley on DNA computation.

1997

  • February 24, 1997. Una-May O'Reilly on How the dependency relationships between program Statements affect Genetic Programming.
  • March 10, 1997. Holly Yanco on Minimal behaviors in Minimats.
  • March 31, 1997. Carlo Maley on effects of classification systems on diversity patterns.
  • April 14, 1997. Johnathan Rees on Pargellis' paper on Artificial Worlds for Artificial Life.
  • April 28, 1997. Michael Best will speak on competition and niche behavior in memes.
  • May 19, 1997. Rolf Pfeifer on Two case studies on ants: "Didabots" and "Sahabots".
  • September 22, 1997. Rolf Pfeifer on Evolving morphologies using genome-based cell-to-cell communication.
  • October 6, 1997. Carlo Maley on Validation in a Model of Evolutionary Ecology.
  • October 20, 1997. Raissa D'Souza on Reversible Cellular Automata on the CAM8.
  • November 3, 1997. Peter Goss on Stochastic Petri Nets.
  • November 17, 1997. Belinda Chang on Molecular Fossils: Reconstructing ancestral visual pigment proteins.
  • December 3, 1997. Vladimir Gontar on A Discrete Biochemical Reaction Dynamics for Physiology.

1998

  • February 9, 1998. Etienne Delacroix on Art Programming Environment.
  • March 19, 1998. Dave Cliff on Knowledge-Based Vision and Simple Visual Machines.
  • March 30, 1998. Richard Watson on Heirarchical building blocks in GAs.
  • April 13, 1998. Carlo Maley on Sex and Biodiversity.
  • April 27, 1998. Carlo Maley on Evolution of Biodiversity (thesis defense).
  • May 14 1998. Sevan Ficici on Coevolving Communicative Behavior in a Linear Pursuer-Evader Game