Episode 5: Evolutionary Computation

Episode 5: Evolutionary Computation

In this sixth episode, we discuss evolutionary computation and review a paper with guest host Dr. Moshe Sipper from Ben-Gurion University in Israel. In our training advice segment, we discuss tips for asking questions at scientific talks. We also present several interesting news items and mention some upcoming conferences and deadlines.

Blog post by Dr. Yoshua Bengio from the University of Montreal about changing the machine learning publishing process.

Piece in Nature on the importance of maintaining mental health and work-life balance in academia.

Interesting piece in the LA Times about 200 graduate students from UC Santa Cruz that went on strike in December withholding grades and other services in their role as graduate teaching assistants.

Piece in The Chronicle reporting that Netflix is developing a new series around life as a Department Chair starring Sandra Oh.

Piece in The Guardian from Feb 27th title “Why your brain is not a computer”.

Journal club paper is “Solution and Fitness Evolution (SAFE): Coevolving Solutions and Their Objective” by Moshe Sipper, Jason Moore, and Ryan Urbanowicz that was published in the Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Genetic Programming.

Piece in Science by Adam Ruben on “Don’t be that guy: A guide to asking nonstupid questions during scientific talks”.