John Koza

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John R. Koza is a Stanford University computer scientist, most notable for his work in pioneering the use of genetic programming for the optimization of complex problems, and for the evolution of computer programs which solve them. He was a cofounder of Scientific Games Inc., a company which built computer systems to run state lotteries in the United States. He also invented the scratch-off lottery ticket.

Koza has a PhD in computer science from the University of Michigan. His thesis was titled On Inducing a Non-Trivial, Parsimonious Grammar for a Given Sample of Sentences.

Koza has the largest computer cluster owned by an individual.

Works by Koza

  1. Koza, J.R. (1990). Genetic Programming: A Paradigm for Genetically Breeding Populations of Computer Programs to Solve Problems, Stanford University Computer Science Department technical report STAN-CS-90-1314 (http://www.genetic-programming.com/jkpdf/tr1314.pdf). A thorough report, possibly used as a draft to his 1992 book.
  2. Koza, J.R. (1992). Genetic Programming: On the Programming of Computers by Means of Natural Selection, MIT Press. ISBN 0262111705
  3. Koza, J.R. (1994). Genetic Programming II: Automatic Discovery of Reusable Programs, MIT Press
  4. Koza, J.R.; Goldberg, David; Fogel, David; & Riolo, Rick, (Eds.) (1996). Genetic Programming 1996: Proceedings of the First Annual Conference (Complex Adaptive Systems), MIT Press. ISBN 0262611279
  5. Koza, J.R. (Eds.) (1997). Genetic Programming 2nd Conference (Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Genetic Algorith)
  6. Koza, J.R.; & Others (Eds.)(1998). Genetic Programming 1998, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. ISBN 1558605487
  7. Koza, J.R.; Bennett, F.H.; Andre, D.; & Keane, M.A. (1999). Genetic Programming III: Darwinian Invention and Problem Solving, Morgan Kaufmann. ISBN 1558605436
  8. Koza, J.R. (2003). Routine Human-Competitive Machine Intelligence (Genetic Programming), Springer

External links

  • Homepage (http://www.genetic-programming.com/johnkoza.html)
  • Interview with John Koza (http://evonet.lri.fr/evoweb/news_events/news_features/article.php?id=15)
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