Masters Thesis

Grammatical evolution with modified bacterial conjugate operator

This paper describes a new Genetic Programming method that leverages the benefits of Grammatical Evolution and high performance convergence of the bacterial conjugate operator. The new method replaces the standard Genetic Algorithm used in Grammatical Evolution, with a High Performance Genetic Algorithm in addition to an intelligent gene injection strategy that is shown to improve convergence rates and inheritability between generations for problems of moderate to high complex.