Rule-basedevolutionaryonlinelearningsystems,oftenreferredtoasMichig- style learning classi?er systems (LCSs), were proposed nearly thirty years ago (Holland, 1976; Holland, 1977) originally calling them cognitive systems. LCSs combine the strength of reinforcement learning with the generali- tion capabilities of genetic algorithms promising a ?exible, online general- ing, solely reinforcement dependent learning system. However, despite several initial successful applications of LCSs and their interesting relations with a- mal learning and cognition, understanding of the systems remained somewhat obscured. Questions concerning learning complexity or convergence remained unanswered. Performance in di?erent problem types, problem structures, c- ceptspaces,andhypothesisspacesstayednearlyunpredictable. Thisbookhas the following three major objectives: (1) to establish a facetwise theory - proachforLCSsthatpromotessystemanalysis,understanding,anddesign;(2) to analyze, evaluate, and enhance the XCS classi?er system (Wilson, 1995) by the means of the facetwise approach establishing a fundamental XCS learning theory; (3) to identify both the major advantages of an LCS-based learning approach as well as the most promising potential application areas. Achieving these three objectives leads to a rigorous understanding of LCS functioning that enables the successful application of LCSs to diverse problem types and problem domains. The quantitative analysis of XCS shows that the inter- tive, evolutionary-based online learning mechanism works machine learning competitively yielding a low-order polynomial learning complexity. Moreover, the facetwise analysis approach facilitates the successful design of more - vanced LCSs including Holland's originally envisioned cognitive systems. Martin V.
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This book provides guidance and tools to help PhD students and junior faculty members successfully navigate and mature through the various stages of an academic career. Senior faculty members can use this book as a source of ideas to advise their PhD students and junior colleagues. This book presents knowledge that is seldom imparted in PhD programs, and organizes the same as advice and tools related to achieving success at research, teaching and service, all while maintaining work-life balance. The advice and tools provided are based on years of experience of the author and guest contributors, who have successfully navigated many of the same challenges and mentored many PhD students and junior faculty members. This book is suitable both for those who seek careers in research universities or universities that promote greater balance across research, teaching and service. Life in academia is like life in no other profession. The intellectual freedom in conducting research coupled with the ability to positively impact the lives of students through teaching makes it exciting and noble. The road to success in making a difference through knowledge creation (research), knowledge dissemination (teaching) and activities related to both (service) is riddled with many challenges. While PhD programs are designed to teach students the nitty gritty details of conducting research, few focus on the broad issues of how to build a successful research program, how to build an effective teaching portfolio and how to do deal with the many other challenges encountered. Navigating the broader challenges of academia is often accomplished by trial-and-error or ad-hoc mentoring one may receive. This book, which provides advice and tools, seeks to help researchers achieve success by navigating through these very challenges. The book comprises 20 chapters that are organized into five major sections: 1.Research 2.Managing the PhD program 3.Life after the PhD 4.Teaching and service 5.Broader advice In addition to the author, both junior and senior scholars have provided contributions to share their own experiences and observations of others who have been successful. The most important component of the book is the various tools (e.g., how-to advice, checklists) that are provided to help junior researchers head up the road to success and to arm senior researchers to guide junior researchers along the way. The various tools target the following six areas: 1.Building and sustaining a research program 2.Writing a paper 3.Responding to reviews 4.Planning and monitoring through various stages of the PhD program 5.Becoming an effective teacher 6.Achieving work-life balance
Searching for happiness after his divorce, Anthony finds himself venturing onto a social media site to where he meets a lovely young woman named Tasha. After months of chatting online with her, Anthony starts to notice that a special relationship is beginning between the two. One that is captured through words of poetry that Anthony uses to entice Tasha. Both of them begin to see that this online friendship is developing into something much more than just friends as they find themselves falling in love with each other. Anthony and Tasha engage in a relationship that has the both of them on a high; not wanting to come down from the feelings that they have for one another. Each understanding that the love they have for one another is all due to the praise and glory of God. For bringing two people together with different past and allowing them to become one. And for every beginning there is always an end. That's something Anthony had to find out the hard way. And despite his love and devotion to Tasha, her feelings for him was not the same. This results in a pain no man should endure. In a desperate attempt to find a new love Anthony turns to drugs, which leads him on a path of destruction. Despite this, his undying love for the Lord allows him to see the error of his ways. And he regains his strength through God, which makes him into a better man.
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