Parallel and Distributed Computational Intelligence book is out for pre-order

“Parallel and Distributed Computational Intelligence” edited by Francisco Fernández de Vega & Erick Cantú-Paz and published by Springer is out for pre-order. The first chapter “When Huge is Routine: Scaling Genetic Algorithms and Estimation of Distribution Algorithms via Data-Intensive Computing” of the book was written together with coauthors Abhishek Verma, Roy Campbell, and David E. […]

Scaling Genetic Algorithms using MapReduce

Below you may find the abstract to and the link to the technical report of the paper entitled “Scaling Genetic Algorithms using MapReduce” that will be presented at the Ninth International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA) 2009 by Verma, A., Llorà, X., Campbell, R.H., Goldberg, D.E. next month. Abstract:Genetic algorithms(GAs) are increasingly […]

Data-Intensive Computing for Competent Genetic Algorithms: A Pilot Study using Meandre

Below you may find the slides I used during GECCO 2009 to present the paper titled “Data-Intensive Computing for Competent Genetic Algorithms: A Pilot Study using Meandre”. An early preprint in form of technical report can be found as an IlliGAL TR No. 2009001 or the full paper at the ACM digital library

Data-Intensive Computing for Competent Genetic Algorithms: A Pilot Study using Meandre

by Llorà, X. IlliGAL technical report 2009001. You can download the pdf here. More information is also available at the Meandre website as part of the SEASR project. Abstract: Data-intensive computing has positioned itself as a valuable programming paradigm to efficiently approach problems requiring processing very large volumes of data. This paper presents a pilot study about how to apply the […]

Dusting my Ph.D. thesis off

After attending Albert Orriols’s Ph.D. thesis defense, I ended wondering how many of the question I posted in mine have not been solved. The answer, quite a bit. So, I just decided to dig it up, and put it up here. Yes, the thesis was not written in English (in those days my fellowship had […]