John Hawkins's Term Project Page
Video opening: Presentation Opening (I made the audio and compiled online footage. No, unfortunately I didn't make the visuals from scratch. =) )
The current version of my PowerPoint presentation is here: Media:Genetic_Algorithms_Apr9.pptx
The graph in slide 4 comes from a program I have written to illustrate genetic algorithms. My remaining work for the project is to flesh out more details in the PowerPoint presentation, incorporate my example code, and finally, make a webcast.
And just for fun: Media:Opinionated_Lessons_Spread.pdf
Comment: It is good to see your presentation material. I think it is a good idea to include an example ('Tiddlywinks' part) of the genetic algorithm. I'm not sure if you already have in mind the followings, but I have some suggestions. (1) You can show the graph of 'fitness values vs. generations'. It would be helpful to visualize how your solutions are evolved over generations. (2) You can vary your mutation rate, and can see what happens if the mutation rate is high. You can compare the results according to the mutation rate, and argue that it is important to set the reasonably low mutation rate. Joyce Whang 02:06, 21 April 2012 (CDT)