Fall 2024

Seminar in Computer Science: Evolutionary Computation

Listed in: Computer Science, as COSC-452


Lee Spector (Section 01)


Evolutionary computation techniques harness the mechanisms of biological evolution, including mutation, recombination, and selection, to build software systems that solve difficult problems or shed light on the nature of evolutionary processes. In this course students will explore several evolutionary computation techniques and apply them to problems of their choosing. The technique of genetic programming, in which populations of executable programs evolve through natural selection, will be emphasized.

Requisite: COSC 112. Limited to 20 students. Preference given to Computer Science majors. Fall semester. Professor Spector.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority to Computer Science majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: (none specified)

Course Materials


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2023, Fall 2024