Projects for Artificial Life, and Animal and Machine Intelligence
My project for the fall ALife course is Evolution of Industrial Melanism: A Spatial, Predator-Prey Genetic Algorithm. This report details a simulation of the famous Peppered Moth, with some twists from classic models. In particular, there are some unexpected relationships between space/movement, fitness, and population growth.
For Animal and Machine Intelligence, I researched Evolution of Natural and Artificial Swarms. There’s a lot of room to apply Evolutionary Techniques to studies of social insects and social insect inspired algorithms.