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Classes

EEL 4817 Machine Learning II: Agent-Based Economic Development, Spring 2011.

Lectures on Coevolution and Evolutionary Game Theory

(Thought as part of EEL 4818(H): Machine Learning )

Fall 2007

by Ivan Garibay, University of Central Florida, October 25, 2007.


Homework (due November 16th)

EE4818(H) C&EGT Homework (pdf)
Homework Source Code distribution (zip)


EEL 4818(H) Syllabus

•  Class Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM (November 2 to 16)

•  Class Location: Nov. 2nd Lecture at Eng. 1, Room 383. All other lectures at Eng. III, Room 202.


Lectures Schedule

  • First lecture – Friday, November 2, 2007
  • Second lecture – Monday, November 5, 2007
  • Third lecture – Wednesday, November 7, 2007
  • Fourth lecture (homework handed out) – Friday, November 9, 2007
  • Veteran's Day – Monday, November 12, 2007 (No Classes: UCF Holiday)
  • Invited lecture – Wednesday, November 14, 2007 (Dr. Annie S. Wu)
  • Fifth lecture (homework due) – Friday, November 16, 2007

Lecture Notes

Lecture 1, November 2, 2007

  • Topics Covered:
    • Topics Covered:
      • What is Coevolution
      • Basic Evolutionary Process
      • Evolving “intelligent” agents
      • Iterated Prisoners Dilemma Game
      • Subjective Fitness
      • Self-referential adaptation
      • Benefits of Coevolution
      • Problems with Coevolutio
      • Game Theory
  • Materials:

Lecture 2, November 5, 2007

  • Topics Covered:
      • Game Theory (Classical)
      • Von Neumann & Morgenstern reduction
      • Nash Equilibrium
      • Prisoner Dilemma
      • Hawks and Doves
      • Evolutionary Game Theory
      • Evolutionary Stable Strategies
      • Replicator Dynamics
  • Materials:

Lecture 3, November 7, 2007

  • Topics Covered:
    Basic Coevolutionary Algorithms
    • Coopertative/Competitive
    • Aims and Limitations
    • When intuition breaks
  • Materials:

Lecture 4, November 9, 2007

Lecture 5, November 14, 2007

  • Topics Covered:
    • Dr. Annie Wu's Lecture

Lecture 6, November 16, 2007

  • Topics Covered:
    • Evolution of Altruism ( Hamilton 's rule)
    • Evolution of cooperation (Axelrod Competition)
    • Nice guys finish first (Dawkins)
  • Deadlines:
    • Homework Due Today