Title

Evolutionary Algorithm Software Factory

Presenter Information

Christopher Roush

Department

Computer Science

Major

Computer Science

Research Advisor

Tauritz, Daniel R.

Advisor's Department

Computer Science

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program

Abstract

Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) have shown great promise in solving complex real-world problems, such as typically found in manufacturing and transportation. There is a great lack of a standardized, thoroughly documented, and continuously maintained open-source research community resource containing industry quality implementations of the field’s classic and state-of-the-art algorithms. This project takes the first steps in providing this resource by creating a web-based software factory for EAs which takes as input an algorithm specification, and provides as output the associated source code in multiple programming languages. Pseudo-code for all the included EAs as well as links to the seminal papers in which those algorithms were published. This project will benefit researchers, educators, as well as practitioners that use EAs by providing a single resource to obtain standardized EA implementations.

Biography

Christopher Roush is currently interested in Computer Science and Software Engineering. He started pursuing his degree in Computer Science at Missouri S&T in 2006 with the hopes of becoming a Software Engineer after graduation. Christopher is getting ready to graduate with a BS in Computer Science in May, 2009. He will be working as a Software Engineer at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

08 Apr 2009, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Comments

Joint project with Matthew Entrekin and Brian Goldman

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Evolutionary Algorithm Software Factory

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) have shown great promise in solving complex real-world problems, such as typically found in manufacturing and transportation. There is a great lack of a standardized, thoroughly documented, and continuously maintained open-source research community resource containing industry quality implementations of the field’s classic and state-of-the-art algorithms. This project takes the first steps in providing this resource by creating a web-based software factory for EAs which takes as input an algorithm specification, and provides as output the associated source code in multiple programming languages. Pseudo-code for all the included EAs as well as links to the seminal papers in which those algorithms were published. This project will benefit researchers, educators, as well as practitioners that use EAs by providing a single resource to obtain standardized EA implementations.