Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming at Stanford 2002

(Book of Student Papers from John Koza's Course at Stanford on Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming)

This page contains links to PDF files for the papers written by students describing their term projects in John Koza’s course on genetic algorithms and genetic programming at Stanford University (CS 426 / BMI 226) in Spring 2002 quarter.

This volume is in the Mathematics and Computer Science Library in the Main Quad at Stanford University.

These papers are available in book form from the Stanford University Bookstore by calling 650-329-1217 or 800-533-2670 or by writing Stanford Bookstore, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-3079 USA. The E-Mail address of the bookstore for mail orders is  Be sure to refer to "Custom Publishing" when ordering these items to avoid confusion and to mention the ISBN number (or Stanford Bookstore order number), the exact title.


Creation of Simple, Deadline, and Priority Scheduling Algorithms using Genetic Programming by Thomas P. Adams


Developing a Computer-Controller Opponent for a First-Person Simulation Game using Genetic Programming by Frederick R. Akalin


Evolution of Algorithms for Multi-Species Emergent Assembly Behavior using Genetic Programming by John P. Beretz


Development of a Minimal Information Line Following Algorithm using Genetic Programming by Eric Berger


A simple Approach to Protein Structure Prediction using Genetic Algorithms by Katie Braden


The evolution of Cooperation: The Genetic Algorithm Applied to Three Normal-Form Games by Scott Cederberg


Automatic Generation of Prime Factorization Algorithms using Genetic Programming by David Michael Chan


Genetic Algorithms Applied to Computational Genomics by Sanders Chong


Evolving Musical Scores using the Genetic Algorithm by Adar Dembo


Comparison of a Job-Shop Scheduler using Genetic Algorithms with a SLACK Based Scheduler by Nishant Deshpande


Evolution of Simple Intelligence Distribution in Artificial Organisms by Philip Dhingra


Implementation and Evaluation of a Novel Branch Construct for Genetic Programming by Kevin A. Gibbs


Evaluation of Life Cycle Differentiation using Genetic Programming by Justin C. Haugh


Evolving Teleo-Reactive Programs for Block Stacking using Indexicals through Genetic Programming by Mykel J. Kochenderfer


Evolving Presentations of Genetic Information: Motivation, Methods, and Analysis by Peter Lee


Dynamic Keystroke Analysis via Genetic Algorithms by Ron Luman II


Solving the Material Interface Reconstruction Problem using Genetic Programming by Jeremy Meredith


Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition using Cellular Automata by Zachary Mided


Solving the Generalized Graph Search Problem with Genetic Algorithms by Ben Mowery


A Genetic Algorithm using Changing Environments for Pathfinding in Continuous Domains by Jared D. Mowery


On the Application of Genetic Algorithms to Scheduling Engineering Design Projects by Mike Murray


Automatic Creation of Digital Fast Adder Circuits by Means of Genetic Programming by Karim Nassar


Efficient use of Genetic Algorithms for the Minimal Steiner Tree and Arborescence Problems with Applications to VLSI Physical Design by Mark Rabkin


Sex, Love, and Anger: On the Evolutionary Emergence of Emotionally Motivated Gaming Strategies by Craig E. Rasmussen


An Evolutionary Approach to the Induction of Process Model from Continuous Data by Javier Nicolas Sanchez


Discovery of Optical Character Recognition Algorithms using Genetic Programming by Polina K. Spivak


Development of Block-Stacking Teleo-Reactive Programs using Genetic Programming by Praveen Srinivasan


Generation of Vector-Based Graphics from Existing Bitmap Images by Means of the Genetic Algorithm by Chris Weller


First Steps towards Violin Performance Extraction using Genetic Programming by Robert Scott Wilson


Determining an Optimal Solution to a Three Dimensional Packing Problem using Genetic Algorithms by Donald Ying


General information about the course



· The home page of Genetic Programming Inc. at

· For information about the field of genetic programming in general, visit

· The home page of John R. Koza at Genetic Programming Inc. (including online versions of most papers) and the home page of John R. Koza at Stanford University

· For information about John Koza’s course on genetic algorithms and genetic programming at Stanford University

· Information about the 1992 book Genetic Programming: On the Programming of Computers by Means of Natural Selection, the 1994 book Genetic Programming II: Automatic Discovery of Reusable Programs, the 1999 book Genetic Programming III: Darwinian Invention and Problem Solving, and the 2003 book Genetic Programming IV: Routine Human-Competitive Machine Intelligence. Click here to read chapter 1 of Genetic Programming IV book in PDF format.

· For information on 3,198 papers (many on-line) on genetic programming (as of June 27, 2003) by over 900 authors, see William Langdon’s bibliography on genetic programming.

· For information on the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines journal published by Kluwer Academic Publishers

· For information on the Genetic Programming book series from Kluwer Academic Publishers, see the Call For Book Proposals

· For information about the annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO) conference (which includes the annual GP conference) to be held on June 26–30, 2004 (Saturday – Wednesday) in Seattle and its sponsoring organization, the International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ISGEC). For information about the annual Euro-Genetic-Programming Conference to be held on April 5-7, 2004 (Monday – Wednesday) at the University of Coimbra in Coimbra Portugal. For information about the 2003 and 2004 Genetic Programming Theory and Practice (GPTP) workshops held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. For information about Asia-Pacific Workshop on Genetic Programming (ASPGP03) to be held in Canberra, Australia on December 8, 2003. For information about the annual NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware Conference (EH) to be held on June 24-26 (Thursday-Saturday), 2004 in Seattle.

Last updated on December 7, 2003