John Henry Holland

Mikes Notes

The books and recorded seminars of John H Holland have significantly influenced PIPI's internal architecture, especially with the incorporation of genetic algorithms.

I also learned 2 key clues that I implemented. Noise injection should be around 0.5%, and 2,000 - 3,000 cycle iterations are necessary before an adaptive response to the environment emerges.

From Wikipedia

John Henry Holland (February 2, 1929 – August 9, 2015) was an American scientist and professor of psychology, electrical engineering, and computer science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a pioneer in what became known as genetic algorithms. ...

"Holland is best known for his role as a founding father of the complex systems approach. In particular, he developed genetic algorithms and learning classifier systems. These foundational building blocks of an evolutionary optimisation approach are now included in all texts on optimisation and programming."[6]Carl Simon, professor of mathematics, economics, complex systems and public policy

Holland was a member of the Board of Trustees and Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute ...

His books include

  • Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems (1975, MIT Press)
  • Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity (1995, Basic Books); reviewed by Mark S. Miller in Reason
  • Emergence: From Chaos to Order (1998, Basic Books)
  • Signals and Boundaries: Building Blocks for Complex Adaptive Systems (2012, MIT Press)
  • Complexity: A Very Short Introduction (2014, Oxford University Press)

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