Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming at Stanford 1995

(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 1995 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.


Evolving Efficient Algorithms by Genetic Programming: A Case Study in Sorting by Eric T. Bauer



Using Genetic Algorithms and Convolution to Find Optimal Strategies in Games without Perfect Information by Joey Beheler



Genetic Fitting: Evolutionary Search of Optimal Approximations for Discrete Functions by Luca Benini



Location Independent Pattern Recognition using Genetic Programming by Markus M. Breunig



Valid English Word Classifier Using Genetic Programming by King Choi Chan


Optimizing Local Area Networks Using Genetic Algorithms by Andy Choi


Predator-Prey Interactions in a Simulated World by Adam Clark


Evolution of General Algorithmic Solutions for Simple Sliding Tile Puzzles by Thomas Dillon



Evolving Effective Solutions in Effective Amounts of Time by David Engel


The Application of Genetic Programming to Cooperative Movement Planning and Execution by John Hart



Genetic Programming of Near Minimum Time Spacecraft Attitude Maneuvers by Brian Howley



A Genetic Algorithm for a Stochastic Network Planning Problem by David Joffe


An Attempt to Evolve Cooperation Among Separately Evolved Structure in Genetic Programming by Bryan H. Johnson



Error Driven Parallelization of a Genetic Program by Sesha Kalyur


Behavior Learning and Individual Cooperation in Autonomous Agents as a Result of Interaction Dynamics with the Environment by Sejal Kamani



The Genetically Determined Dream Team by Mark Kanok


A Variable Complexity Genetic Algorithm for Job Allocation by Sanjay Kapoor


Using Genetic Algorithm and Decision Trees to produce a Hybrid Classification System by D'ondria L. Kennard



Development of Navigational Controllers for Vehicles in Highway Traffic Situations via Genetic Programming by Lisa A. Laane



Camera Placement for Optimal Visibility by Vui Chiap Lam


The Genetic Algorithm applied to Gate Sizing by Jeremy R. Levitt


An Evolutionary Approach to CPU Fault Isolation by Keith Mac Donald


Emergent Behavior in Traffic Light Controllers using Genetic Programming by Ari W. Mozes


The Hannibal Project by Carl Orthlieb


On the Use of Genetic Programming in Elevator Control Design by Dan Pietrasik


Evolution of Communication and Division of Labor via Genetic Programming by Hanno Sander



Genetic Algorithms Applied to Machine Language by Christian R. Shelton


An Empirical Comparison of 3 Population-Based Search Algorithms for the Traveling Salesman Problem by Sanjeev Singh



Discovering Patterns in Two-Dimensional Cellular Automata by Caz Taylor


Are Your Ready for Some Football? Genetically Produced Ratings for College Football Teams by Howard Thompson



Recognition and Reconstruction of Visibility Graphs Using a Genetic Algorithm by Marshall S. Veach



Genetic Evolution of Behavior-Oriented Robots by Thomas Willeke


Playing Tetris Using Genetic Programming by Michael Yurovitsky


Genetic Algorithms in the Solution of Assembly Line Balancing Problems by Greg Zaric



Appendix containing materials 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