 
Summary: A Fractal Representation for Real Optimization
Daniel Ashlock,
Mathematics and Statistics
University of Guelph
Joint Work with Justin Schonfeld
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno
Agenda
· Evolutionary computation
· The issue of representation
· Some cute properties of the fractal representation
· Testing, testing ...
· Next steps
Evolutionary Computation
Imagine that you want to maximize a function f : Rn R.
Generate a population of points in Rn
Repeat
Select a set of points from the population
Copy the two points with largest f(x) over the two smallest
Exchange a few coordinates between the copies
