Publications

My publications can also be found on my Google Scholar page.

Context

Because my work often spans multiple disciplines, I publish in a variety of venues with different norms and conventions. In addition to each publication’s citation information, which will include links to a pdf version when possible, I have attached an assortment of informative icons (idea credit: Emily Dolson). The iconography table gives each icon and their meaning. Icons to the left of a publication’s citation information specify the venue where the work was published. Icons below a publication’s citation information specify other information.

Iconography
Icon Publication venue
Journal publication
Conference publication
Workshop publication
Book section/chapter
Preprint
Icon Other information
Link to download pdf version of publication
Link to BibTex citation
Link to an associated GitHub repository
Link to an associated poster or slide deck

Pre-publication

  • Alexander Lalejini, Austin J. Ferguson, Nkrumah A. Grant, and Charles Ofria. (2021). Adaptive phenotypic plasticity stabilizes evolution in fluctuating environments. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.05.25.445672

  • Alexander Lalejini, Matthew Andres Moreno, and Charles Ofria, C. (2020). Tag-based Genetic Regulation for Genetic Programming. preprint, arXiv:2012.09229.

Peer-reviewed papers

  • Emily Dolson, Alexander Lalejini, Steven Jorgensen, and Charles Ofria. (2020). Interpreting the Tape of Life: Ancestry-based metrics and visualizations provide insights and intuition about evolutionary dynamics. Artificial Life. MIT Press. DOI: 10.1162/artl_a_00313

  • Clifford Bohm, Alexander Lalejini, Jory Schossau, and Charles Ofria. (2019). MABE 2.0: an introduction to MABE and a road map for the future of MABE development. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (GECCO ‘19), Manuel López-Ibáñez (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1349-1356. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3326825

  • Jose Guadalupe Hernandez, Alexander Lalejini, Emily Dolson, and Charles Ofria. (2019). Random subsampling improves performance in lexicase selection. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (GECCO ‘19), Manuel López-Ibáñez (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2028-2031. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3326900

  • Alexander Lalejini, Emily Dolson, Clifford Bohm, Austin J. Ferguson, David P. Parsons, Penelope Faulkner Rainford, Paul Richmond, and Charles Ofria (2019). Data Standards for Artificial Life Software. The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, 507–514. https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00213

  • Alexander Lalejini and Charles Ofria. (2018). Evolving event-driven programs with SignalGP. In Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). pp. 1135-1142. DOI: 10.1145/3205455.3205523. ACM.

  • Emily Dolson, Alexander Lalejini, Steven Jorgensen, and Charles Ofria. (2018). Quantifying the tape of life: Ancestry-based metrics provide insights and intuition about evolutionary dynamics. In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE). Edited by Takashi Ikegami, Nathaniel Virgo, Olaf Witkowski, Mizuki Oka, Reiji Suzuki, and Hiroyuki Iizuka. pp. 75-82. DOI: 10.1162/isal_a_00020. MIT Press.
    International Society for Artificial Life Outstanding Student Publication Award

  • Alexander Lalejini, Michael J. Wiser, and Charles Ofria. (2017). Gene duplications drive the evolution of complex traits and regulation. In Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) 2017. Edited by Carole Knibbe, Guillaume Beslon, David Parsons, Dusan Misevic, Jonathan Rouzaud-Cornabas, Nicolas Bredèche, Salima Hassas, Olivier Simonin, and Hédi Soula. Vol 14. pp. 257-264. DOI: 10.7551/ecal_a_045. MIT Press.

  • Alexander Lalejini and Charles Ofria. (2016). The evolutionary origins of phenotypic plasticity. In Artificial Life XV: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE). Edited by Carlos Gershenson, Tom Froese, Jesus M. Siqueiros, Wendy Aguilar, Eduardo J. Izquierdo and Hiroki Sayama. Vol 14. pp. 372-379. DOI: 10.7551/978-0-262-33936-0-ch063. MIT Press.
    best student paper

  • Christopher R. Hudson, Alexander Lalejini, Brandon Odom, Daniel W. Carruth, Cindy L. Bethel, Phillip J. Durst, and Christopher Goodin. (2015). ANVEL-ROS: The integration of the robot operating system with a high-fidelity simulator. In Proceedings of the 2015 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS). p. 378.

  • Alexander Lalejini, Dexter Duckworth, Richard Sween, Cindy L. Bethel, and Daniel W. Carruth. (2014). Evaluation of supervisory control interfaces for mobile robot integration with tactical teams. In Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts (ARSO). pp 1-6. DOI: 10.1109/ARSO.2014.7020971. IEEE.

Peer-reviewed abstracts

These are short (usually 2-page) summaries of research recently published or to be published elsewhere.

  • Alexander Lalejini and Charles Ofria. (2019). Tag-accessed memory for genetic programming. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (GECCO ‘19), Manuel López-Ibáñez (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 346-347. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3321892

  • Alexander Lalejini and Charles Ofria. (2018). Evolving reactive agents with SignalGP. In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE). Edited by Takashi Ikegami, Nathaniel Virgo, Olaf Witkowski, Mizuki Oka, Reiji Suzuki, and Hiroyuki Iizuka. pp. 368-369. DOI: 10.1162/isal_a_00069. MIT Press.

Book chapters

  • Austin J. Ferguson, Jose G. Hernandez, Daniel Junghans, Alexander Lalejini, Emily Dolson, Charles Ofria (2020). Characterizing the Effects of Random Subsampling on Lexicase Selection. In: Banzhaf W., Goodman E., Sheneman L., Trujillo L., Worzel B. (eds) Genetic Programming Theory and Practice XVII. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. Springer, Cham

  • Alexander Lalejini and Charles Ofria (2019). What Else Is in an Evolved Name? Exploring Evolvable Specificity with SignalGP. In Banzhaf W., Spector L., Sheneman L. (eds) Genetic Programming Theory and Practice XVI. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. Springer, Cham

  • Emily Dolson, Alexander Lalejini, and Charles Ofria. (2019). Exploring Genetic Programming Systems with MAP-Elites. In Banzhaf W., Spector L., Sheneman L. (eds) Genetic Programming Theory and Practice XVI. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. Springer, Cham

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous publications that are not peer reviewed.

  • Nadine Strasser, Alexander Lalejini, and Charles Ofria (2020). Detecting the genetic signature of mutualisms from lineages. The 2020 Workshop on Symbiosis in Artificial Life at the 2020 Conference on Artificial Life.

  • Lauren Gillespie, Emily Dolson, Alexander Lalejini, and Charles Ofria (2018). Changing Environments Drive the Separation of Genes and Increased Evolvability in NK-Inspired Landscapes. Late breaking abstract at The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life.