|The ALFA Group is formerly the Evolutionary Design and Optimization Group|
OUR FOCUS: Scalable evolutionary algorithms, machine learning and frameworks for knowledge mining, prediction, analytics and optimization.
...our research agenda
...our technical approaches
...the FlexGP project (updated Oct, 2012 with our bigData ideas)
April 24, 2013: Dr. Una-May O'Reilly delivered a talk at the MIT Information and Communication Technologies Conference entitled "Divide and Conquer" Machine Learning to Exploit Big Data Knowledge Discovery. Click here for slides.
April 8, 2013: We just updated this link with information on our summer and fall, 2013 UROP, MEng and UAP projects.
April 1, 2013: The ALFA Group has posted 8 Super-UROP projects here on the EECS department web site.
April 4, 2013: ALFA Group M.Eng student Owen Derby presented his co-authored paper at Evo-Applications, in the EvoPAR track. It is entitled Cloud Driven Island Model Genetic Programming by Owen Derby, Kalyan Veeramachaneni, Erik Hemberg, and Una-May O'Reilly. Follow our publications link on the sidebar for more information.
April 4, 2013: ALFA Group leader, Una-May O'Reilly presented a poster on a co-authored paper entitled Large Scale Island Model CMA-ES for High Dimensional Problems by Dennis Wilson, Kalyan Veeramachaneni, and Una-May O'Reilly also in the EvoPAR track of the Evo-Applications conference. Follow our publications link on the sidebar for more information.
Mar 22, 2013: The ALFA Group is formerly the Evolutionary Design and Optimization Group. During the years the work has expanded beyond evolutionary computation approaches to design and optimization. The new name subsumes the old and adds emphasis to data or algorithms of any scale, with an expanded toolbox of learning and application domains of social value like healthcare, energy, education, etc "for all".
February 8, 2013: New MIT UROP, MEng projects
December 1, 2012: Una-May has returned from the Oxford-Stanford Conference on Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Human Health where she presented the EC-Star platform. ...more news
Technology Pseudonyms: Bio-Inspired Computation, Natural Computing, Evolutionary Computing, Genetic Algorithms, Genetic Programming, Particle Swarm Optimization, Ant Colony Optimization
Technology Keywords in Systems domain: cloud computing, exascale computing, mulitcore, virtualization, compiler and programming language design, autotuning, PetaBricks, Project ZetaBricks , D-TEC X-Stack
Technology Keywords in Artificial Intelligence domain: machine learning: clustering, classification, regression, recommender systems, knowledge mining, program search, program induction, neural networks; stochastic local search, meta-heuristics
Applications Keywords: medical engineering and data mining, wind energy: turbine optimization, resource prediction, cable layout, forecasting, flavor design, analog CAD, network coding