Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming at Stanford 1994

(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 Fall 1994 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.


TOPE and Magic Squares: A Simple GA Approach to Combinatorial Optimization

by David H. Ardell




Circuit Synthesis through Genetic Programming by Brett W. Coon




Evolution of Damage-Immune Programs using Genetic Programming

by Andrew Dickinson





Trend Prediction in Financial Time Series by Jason T. Eglit




lying Genetic Algorithms to Bitmap Pattern Matching by Ronald F. Fischer




Exploring the Underlying Structure of Natural Images Through Genetic Programming by Benjamin M. Gordon





Evolving Cellular Automata Using a Two-Dimensional Genetic Algorithm

by Kevin Henry





The Genetic Query Optimizer by Alex Ho and George Lumpkin




Simple Memory Models and the Concept of Self in the Game of Concentration

by Todd Krein





Evolution of Trade Strategies Using Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming

by Brian Lent





Terrain Flattening by Autonomous Robot: A Genetic Programming Application

by Christopher G. Lott





Feasibility of Evolving Self-Learned Pattern Recognition Applied Toward the solution of a Constrained System using Genetic Programming by Shermann L. Min





Concurrent Evolution of Territory-Defining Behavior in Birds Using Genetic Programming by Julie Segal





Instruction Scheduling on Multiprocessors Using a Genetic Algorithm

by Alexandru Seibulescu





A New Paradigm for Genetic Algorithms: Multidimensional Chromosomes

by Brian Smith





Distributed Genetic Programming for On-Line Prediction in Changing Environments

by Steven Spitz





Evolution by Genetic Programming of a Spatial Robot Juggling Control Algorithm

by Stewart N. Taylor





Detector Design by Genetic Programming for Automated Border Definition in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Images by Daniel R. Thedens





Stock Price Time Series Prediction Using Genetic Programming by Mark A. Warren




Context-Free Language induction by Evolution of Deterministic Push-Down Automata Using Genetic Programming by Afra Zomorodian




Appendix - Course Materials




· 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