3 September 2014

Present: Lee, Tom, Tim, Karthik (scribe), Lance, Mike, Wren, Beryl, Bill

Administrative stuff:
  • Meeting time fixed – 10-12 on Wednesdays for at least this semester.
  • Fly documentation revision(s) – recently updated by Tom.

Reading for next week:

  • http://blog.8thlight.com/uncle-bob/2013/05/27/TheTransformationPriorityPremise.html

Agenda for sometime in the next few meetings:

  • Clojush tutorial.

Other agenda items:

  • Generalization
  • Lee’s pucks agent environment – which is going to be used in Lee’s class, though the intention’s to also use this for general ALife stuff.

Clojush 2.0 (.3)

  • Currently ~2 weeks old


  • Long-term issue on generalization of evolved programs.
  • The median problem
  • High potential for overfitting
  • Significance of “validation” data
  • Potential resonance with Kalman filtering? Where Kalman filters can help converge on a global optimum even though only subsets of the data are seen at a time.
  • The question of parsimony
  • Simplification as a post-processing step. (Another interesting potential resonance with Wavelet Shrinkage)

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