Seminars

Our seminar series is free and available for anyone to attend. Unless otherwise stated, seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm in the Kilburn Building during teaching season.

If you wish to propose a seminar speaker please contact Antoniu Pop.

 

Genetic Improvement of Software: the Story so far

  • Speaker:   Dr.  David White  (University of Glasgow)
  • Host:   Caroline Jay
  • 27th April 2016 at 14:00 in Kilburn L.T. 1.4
Abstract
Genetic Improvement (GI) is the application of search methods to improve existing source code, most notably in the areas of bug fixing and execution time optimisation. Much work in GI employs search over large spaces of unconstrained program transformations, which makes it a potentially powerful tool but also places heavy emphasis on testing to validate results. As a consequence, GI is often a controversial topic! In this talk I will explain how GI is usually applied, how it compares to related work in program synthesis, and outline some of the achievements and controversies of recent GI research.

Tea and biscuits will be available in the Staff tearoom from 3pm for an informal chat. Please bring your own mug if you have one.
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