Frontiers of Evolutionary Computation - Agenda

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Agenda (Subject to Change)

All times are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). Each speaker slot includes a 30-minute talk followed by 20 minutes of discussion, followed by a 10-minute break.


Wednesday, July 21
Session chair: Tyler Millhouse

9:00 - 9:30 AM Stephanie Forrest and Risto Miikkulainen Welcome and Introduction
9:30 - 10:20 AM Rod Brooks Does Computation Make Us Blind to Essentials of Biological Evolution?
10:30 - 11:20 AM Steve Frank The Evolutionary Paradox of Robustness, Genome Overwiring, and Analogies with Deep Learning
11:30 - 12:20 AM Ken Stanley Open-Endedness, Quality Diversity, Deep Learning, and the Future of Evolutionary Computation
12:30 - 1:00 PM Dave Ackley, Discussant Response and Group Discussion

Thursday, July 22
Session chair: Stephanie Forrest

9:00 - 9:50 AM Josh Bongard Evol2sim2real: Embodying the Products of Evolutionary Computation
10:00 - 10:50 AM Mike Lynch Evolutionary Biology and Random Drift
11:00 - 11:50 AM Darrell Whitley Simulated Evolution on Static Functions with Bounded Nonlinearity
12:00 - 12:30 PM Michael Hochberg, Discussant Response and Group Discussion

Friday, July 23
Session chair: Risto Miikkulainen

9:00 - 9:50 AM David Ha World Models and Attention for Reinforcement Learning
10:00 - 10:50 AM David Krakauer TBD
11:00 - 11:50 AM Una-May O'Reilly Using Coevolutionary Algorithms to Study Adversarial Behavior
12:00 - 12:30 PM Aleksandra Faust, Discussant Response and Group Discussion
12:30 - 1:00 PM All Wrap-Up Discussion