Steven Gustafson

Publications

Edited Books:

M. Tomassini, P. Collet, M. Ebner, S. Gustafson and A. Ekart. 2006. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Genetic Programming, Budapest, Hungary. Springer. (Proceedings)

N. Krasnogor, S. Gustafson, D. Pelta and J.L. Verdegay (editors). Systems Self-Assembly: multidisciplinary snapshots" to be published by Elsevier's "Studies in Multidisciplinarity" series. (Collection)
[Call for Contributions].

Book Chapters:

N. Krasnogor and S. Gustafson. 2004. Self-Assembling of Local Searchers in Memetic Algorithms. In, W.E. Hart, N. Krasnogor, J.E. Smith (editors), Recent Advances in Memetic Algorithms and Related Search Technologies, Springer Series of Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Vol. 166, pp. 229--257. Springer.
[Book Site]

Journal Papers:

S. Gustafson and E.K. Burke. IN PRESS. The Speciating Island Model: An Alternative Parallel Evolutionary Algorithm. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.

S. Gustafson and D.A. Gustafson. 2006. Issues in the scaling of multi-robot systems for general problem solving. Autonomous Robots, 20(2), 125-136.
[Journal Version]

W.B. Langdon and S. Gustafson. 2005. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines: Five years of Reviews. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 6(2), 221-228.
[Journal Version] [pdf]

S. Gustafson, A. Ekart, E. Burke and G. Kendall. 2004. Problem Difficulty and Code Growth in Genetic Programming. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 5(3), 271-290.
[Journal Version] [postscript] [pdf]

N. Krasnogor and S. Gustafson. 2004. A Study on the use of ``Self-Generation'' in Memetic Algorithms. Journal of Natural Computing, 3(1): 53-76.
[Journal Version] [postscript] [pdf]

E. Burke, S. Gustafson and G. Kendall. 2004. Diversity in Genetic Programming: An Analysis of Measures and Correlation with Fitness. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 8(1): 47-62.
[IEEE Version] [postscript] [pdf]

Dissertations:

S. Gustafson. 2004. An Analysis of Diversity in Genetic Programming. Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K.
[postscript] [PDF] [gzipped postscript] [gzipped PDF] [HTML Version]

S. M. Gustafson. Layered learning in genetic programming for a co-operative robot soccer problem. Master Thesis. Kansas State University. December, 2000.
[postscript] [pdf]

Conference Papers:

L. Vanneschi, S. Gustafson and G. Mauri. 2006. Using Subtree Crossover Distance to Investigate Genetic Programming Dynamics. In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Genetic Programming, vol. 3905 of LNCS, pp. 238-249, Budapest, Hungary. Springer.
Springer Online Version [postscript] [pdf]

S. Gustafson, E.K. Burke and N. Krasnogor. 2005. On Improving Genetic Programming for Symbolic Regression. In Proceedings of the Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 8 pages, Edinburgh, UK.
[postscript] [pdf]

N. Krasnogor and S. Gustafson. 2005. A Family of Conceptual Problems in the Automated Design of Systems Self-Assembly. In Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Foundations of Nanoscience Conference, 5 pages, Utah, USA. Sciencetechnica.
[postscript] [pdf]

S. Gustafson and E.K. Burke. 2005. A Niche for Parallel Islands Models: Outliers and Local Search. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Parallel BioInspired Algorithms, Oslo, Norway. IEEE Computer Society.
[postscript] [pdf]

S. Gustafson and L. Vanneschi. 2005. Operator-Based Distance for Genetic Programming: Subtree Crossover Distance. In Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Genetic Programming, vol. of LNCS, pp, Lausanne, Switzerland. Springer.
(Awarded Conference Best Paper)
[Springer Version with Corrupted Figures] [postscript] [pdf] [ppt] [ps] [pdf]

S. Gustafson, E.K. Burke and N. Krasnogor. 2005. The Tree-String Problem: An Artificial Domain for Structure and Content Search. In Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Genetic Programming, vol. of LNCS, pp, Lausanne, Switzerland. Springer.
[Springer Version] [postscript] [pdf] [ppt] [ps] [pdf]

S. Gustafson and D. Gustafson. Scaling issues with robot search and tagging. In Robosphere 2004: Self-Sustaining Robotic Systems, NASA Ames Research Center, CA, USA.
[postscript] [pdf]

S. Gustafson, E. Burke and G. Kendall. 2004. Sampling of Unique Structures and Behaviours in Genetic Programming. In Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Genetic Programming, vol. 3003 of LNCS, pp. 279-288, Coimbra, Portugal, Springer.
[postscript] [pdf] (see corrections below)

A. Ekart and S. Gustafson. 2004. A Data Structure for Improved GP Analysis via Efficient Computation and Visualisation of Population Measures In Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Genetic Programming, vol. 3003 of LNCS, pp. 35-46, Coimbra, Portugal, Springer.
[postscript] [pdf]

E. Burke, S. Gustafson, G. Kendall and N. Krasnogor. 2003. Is Increased Diversity Beneficial in Genetic Programming: An Analysis of the Effects on Fitness. In Proceedings of the Congress on Evolutionary Computation, pp. 1398-1405, Australia. IEEE Press.
[postscript] [pdf]

E. Burke, S. Gustafson, G. Kendall and N. Krasnogor. 2002. Advanced Population Diversity Measures in Genetic Programming. In Proceedings of Parallel Problem Solving from Nature Conference, vol. 2439 of LNCS, pp. 341-350. Granada, Spain. Springer.
[postscript] [pdf] (see corrections below)

E. Burke, S. Gustafson and G. Kendall. 2002. A Survey and Analysis of Diversity Measures in Genetic Programming. In Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, pp. 716-723, New York, USA. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. (Nominated for Best Paper)**
[postscript] [pdf] (see corrections below)

W. H. Hsu and S. M. Gustafson. 2002. Genetic Programming and Multi-Agent Layered Learning by Reinforcements. In Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, pp. 764-771, New York, USA. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. (Nominated for Best Paper)**
[pdf]

E. Burke, S. Gustafson and G. Kendall. 2002. A Puzzle to Challenge Genetic Programming. In Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming, vol. 2278 of LNCS, pp. 238-247, Kinsale, Ireland, Springer. (Voted Best Poster Presentation)
[postscript] [pdf]

S. M. Gustafson and W. H. Hsu. 2001. Layered learning in genetic programming for a co-operative robot soccer problem. In Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Genetic Programming, vol. 2038 of LNCS, pp. 291-301, Lake Como, Italy. Springer.
[postscript] [pdf]

Other Reviewed Publications:

E. Burke, S. Gustafson and G. Kendall. 2003. Ramped Half-n-Half Initialisation Bias in GP. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, vol. 2723 and 2724 of LNCS, pp. 1800-1801, Chicago, USA. Springer. (Poster)
[postscript] [pdf]

N. Krasnogor and S. Gustafson. 2003. The Local Searcher as a Supplier of Building Blocks in Self-Generating Memetic Algorithms. In Proceedings of the Bird of a Feather Workshops, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Chicago, USA. (Workshop)
[postscript] [pdf] (Spanish versions [postscript] [pdf])

E. Burke, S. Gustafson and G. Kendall. 2002. Is Genetic Programming a Suitable Research Direction for Timetabling? In Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling, Gent, Belgium. (Abstract)
[postscript] [pdf]

N. Krasnogor and S. Gustafson. 2002. Towards Truly ``memetic'' Memetic Algorithms. In the 3rd Workshop on Memetic Algorithms at the 7th Parallel Problem Solving from Nature Conference, Granada, Spain. (Workshop)
[postscript] [pdf]

W. H. Hsu and S. M. Gustafson. 2001. Genetic Programming for Layered Learning of Multi-agent Tasks. In Late-Breaking Papers of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, San Francisco, USA. (Late-Breaking Paper)
[postscript] [pdf]

S. M. Gustafson and W. H. Hsu. 2000. Genetic programming for strategy learning in soccer playing agents: A KDD-based architecture. In the Graduate Student Workshop of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Las Vegas, USA. (Workshop)
[postscript] [pdf]

W. H. Hsu, Y. Cheng, H. Guo, and S. Gustafson. 2000. Genetic Algorithms for Reformulation of Large-Scale KDD Problems with Many Irrelevant Attributes. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Las Vegas, USA. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. (Poster)
[pdf]

** 31 of the 160 full papers presented at GECCO 2002 were nominated.

Unpublished Papers:

S. Gustafson and N. Krasnogor. Visualising Populations of Rooted Labeled Trees on a Lattice. Unpublished. Jan. 2003. http://www.cs.nott.ac./~smg/ .
[ps] [pdf]

Corrections:

Both the GECCO 2002 and PPSN 2002 papers on genetic programming diversity wrongly cite P. D'haeseleer 1994 paper on context preserving crossover. The correct citation should be the ``Effects of Locality in Individual Population Evolution'' in Advances in Genetic Programming, 1994, edited by K.E Kinnear Jr.

The three sets of structure and behaviour sampling figures in ``Sampling of Unique Structures and Behaviours in Genetic Programming'', EuroGP'04, mislabeled the bottom `behaviour' figures as structure. The references in the text do correctly refer to these.

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