The NC-LAB resides in the Department of Computer Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), formerly University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). Since its founding in 2002, the NC-LAB has concentrated on Evolutionary Computing (EC), focusing on two main areas, namely (1) the development of novel types of Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs), and (2) the application of EAs to real-world problems. The bulk of the NC-LAB funding has come from Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
NC-LAB Research Groups
- Automated Design of Algorithms employing Genetic Programming based Hyper-heuristics
- Automated Software Engineering
- Automating various aspects of software engineering, including simultaneously correcting software artifacts and identifing test cases through the application of coevolutionary armsraces.
- Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Addressing complex problems in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection typically employing evolutionary computing approaches such as coevolutionary armsraces.
- Parameter-less Evolutionary Algorithms
Creating evolutionary algorithms with less parameters or less dependency on initial parameter settings.
- Creating evolutionary algorithms whose parameters change dynamically during the evolutionary run.
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