- 7 March, 2012
MEDAL web pages have moved to a new location, http://medal-lab.org/
- 9 February, 2012
After a hardware and software upgrade, our server is now back up. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- 1 September, 2011
Martin Pelikan received an NSF award for research on model-directed hybridization in stochastic optimization. The total amount is about $446K for three years. The project title is "Model-Directed Hybridization: Principled Design of Hybrids of Model Building, Metaheuristics and More Traditional Optimization Techniques". Most of the award will be used to support MEDAL.
- 13 August, 2008
By now, all GECCO-2008 presentations have been put online. Check them out in MEDAL Presentations page.
- 9 July, 2008
MEDAL report No. 2008008 is now available. Click here to access MEDAL Reports.
- 25 May, 2008
Earlier this week our server was undergoing some technical maintenance, but we are back up now. Please let us know if you notice any issues with the web page.
- 26 April, 2008
MEDAL report No. 2008007 is now available. Click here to access MEDAL Reports.
- 6 April, 2008
MEDAL report No. 2008006 is now available. Click here to access MEDAL Reports.
- 10 March, 2008
Code to accompany MEDAL Report No. 2008001 on NK landscapes was posted online. The code provides three main packages: (1) A generator for random problem instances of the NK landscape model, (2) a branch-and-bound complete algorithm for NK landscapes, and (3) a genetic algorithm code illustrating the use of the code in one's own optimization method. Visit MEDAL Software page to download the code.
- 18 January, 2008
New MEDAL reports (2008003 and 2008004) are now available. Click here to access MEDAL Reports.
- 2 January, 2008
New MEDAL reports (2008001 and 2008002) are now available. Click here to access MEDAL Reports.
- 12 November, 2007
The preprint Sporadic Model Building for Efficiency Enhancement of the Hierarchical BOA by M. Pelikan, K. Sastry, and D. E. Goldberg is now online as MEDAL Report 2007009. The paper has recently been accepted by the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines journal at Springer, and is a significantly extended version of the IlliGAL Report No. 2005006.
- 25 July, 2007
After the last update of the PMBGA tutorial slides a few weeks ago, the file got corrupted. I just fixed the problem. The file includes the latest version of my tutorial slides.
- 4 July, 2007
XCSFJava 1.1 code was posted online and its documentation was posted as MEDAL Report No. 2007008. Click here to access MEDAL software, or here to access MEDAL reports.
- 31 May, 2007
MEDAL Report No. 2007007 has been just posted online. Click here to get to the page with MEDAL reports.
- 25 May, 2007
A new MEDAL report has been added to the web site (MEDAL Report 2007006). Click here to access MEDAL reports.
- 10 April, 2007
MEDAL Report No. 2007005 was added to the web site a few days ago. Click here to access MEDAL reports.
- 15 January, 2007
New MEDAL Reports 2007001 to 2007004 are now available here.
- 13 November, 2006
A new version (1.1) of the dependency-tree EDA source code has been published in the software page. The new version uses faster estimation of mutual information and it eliminates some of the bugs of the previous version.
- 12 November, 2006
We created the MEDAL Blogging web log for members and friends of our lab.
- 30 October, 2006
A new book Scalable Optimization via Probabilistic Modeling edited by M. Pelikan, K. Sastry and E. Cantu-Paz has just been published by Springer. For more information, visit the web page for this book.
- 3 October, 2006
Two presentations from the conference Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN-IX) have been added. You can reach them by following this link
- 13 September, 2006
A C++ implementation of the decision-tree estimation of distribution algorithm for strings over alphabets of any cardinality has been added to the software section. MEDAL report 2006010 was also published to accompany the code.
- 26 August, 2006
Claudio Lima's presentation from OBUPM-2006 (The Bayesian Optimization Algorithm with Substructural Local Search) has been recently added to the list of presentations, you can reach it by following this link.
- 26 August, 2006
Two search features have been added to the web site. Google Search can be used to search MEDAL pages, while publications can be searched via a special search engine. Both search features can be accessed via the mail MEDAL page.
- 27 July, 2006
A photo gallery and most presentations from the MEDAL Gathering on EC were now published online at the event's web page.
- 25 July, 2006
MEDAL Report No. 2006009 has been published online. You can find the report here.
- 23 July, 2006
MEDAL Report No. 2006008 has been published online. You can find the report here.
- 11 July, 2006
Most of our GECCO-2006 presentations are now available online here. And a few more are coming soon..
- 30 June, 2006
Preliminary program of the MEDAL Gathering on Evolutionary Computation (July/24 2006) has been published online.
- 22 June, 2006
MEDAL Reports up to MEDAL Report No. 2006007 are now available here.
- 21 June, 2006
MEDAL Reports up to MEDAL Report No. 2006005 are now available here.
- 23 May, 2006
Web page on MEDAL Gathering on Evolutionary Computation was added. The web page can be found here.
- 20 March, 2006
The entire web page is new.
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