Papers We Love: "Deep Representation Learning with Genetic Programming"

Hosted by Papers We Love DC/NoVA

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Papers We Love DC/NoVA
Papers We Love DC/NoVA
Public group


2910 District Avenue · Fairfax, VA

How to find us

Start in the parking garage on Glass Alley. Take the elevator or stairs to the 3rd floor walkway. You can also take the stairs around the corner from True Food. Both ways take you up to Custom Ink's patio. We'll be right inside from the patio.

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Welcome to the DC/NoVA Papers We Love meetup!

Papers We Love is an international organization centered around the appreciation of computer science research papers. There's so much we can learn from the landmark research that shaped the field and the current studies that are shaping our future. Our goal is to create a community of tech professionals passionate about learning and sharing knowledge. Come join us!

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// Tentative Schedule

• 7:00-7:30–Informal paper discussion

• 7:30-7:35–Introduction and announcements

• 7:35-8:40–Papers and Discussion: Chris Sterritt will present "Deep Representation Learning with Genetic Programming"

• 8:40-9:00–Informal paper discussion

// Directions

CustomInk Cafe (3rd Floor)
Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave #300
Fairfax, VA 22031

We'll be right inside from Custom Ink's 3rd floor patio. If you enter the parking garage at the corner of Strawberry Lane and Glass Alley, you can take the elevator or stairs to the 3rd floor and then the walkway from the garage to the entrance of the patio. You can also take the stairs going up that are around the corner from True Food, the stairs with giraffe art on the wall.

If you're late, we totally understand–please still come! Just be sure to slip in quietly if a speaker is presenting.

// Papers

Chris Sterritt is excited to present this paper — available at — which tries to combine what works in machine learning with neural networks and what works when designing genetic programming algorithms.

From the abstract: "In this technical report, we describe a research proposal to develop a new type of deep architecture for representation learning, based on Genetic Programming (GP). GP is a machine learning framework that belongs to evolutionary computation. GP has already been used in the past for representation learning; however, many of those approaches required of human experts knowledge from the representations’ domain. In this proposal, we explore the pitfalls of developing representation learning systems with GP that do not require experts’ knowledge, and propose a solution based on layered GP structures, similar to those found in Deep Neural Networks."