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Stephen Chen
PhD Student, RI
Alumnus of RI.
Research Interests

In my work in genetic algorithms, I have isolated the beneficial effects of commonality-based selection. My current focus is to demonstrate that this feature can supplant recombination as the primary advantage of crossover (sexual reproduction). For example, it can be transferred to "single-parent" operators by using commonality-based mutation--changes are allowed to only "uncommon" components. To be used in hill climbing, simulated annealing, and tabu search; a reference solution will be required.

Research Interest Keywords
genetic algorithmsmachine learningscheduling