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Art of evolutionary invention

Analog Circuit Optimization
A New Methodology




Varun Aggarwal, "Analog Circuit Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms and Convex Optimization", Thesis, Master of Science, EECS, MIT, 2007. (pdf)

Computer Aided Design of circuits

V. Aggarwal, U.M. O’Reilly, "Simulation-based Reusable posynomial models for MOS parameters", accepted to the Design Automation and Test Conference, Europe (DATE), 2007 (pdf)

V. Aggarwal, K. Berggren, U. M. O'Reilly, "On the "Evolvable Hardware'' Approach to Electronic Design Invention", Accepted in IEEE Workshop on Evolvable Adaptive Hardware, 2007 (Position Paper) (pdf)

V. Aggarwal, U. M. O'Reilly, "Design of Posynomial Models for Mosfets: Symbolic Regression Using Genetic Algorithms", Chapter in Genetic Programming: Theory and Practice IV, 2006. (pdf)

V. Aggarwal, "Practically usable analog design using evolutionary algorithms", ACM Newsletter SigEvolution, Vol. I(3), 2006
(Invited article)
 (Expanded version: pdf)

V. Aggarwal, W. O. Jin, U. M. O'Reilly, "Filter Approximation Using Explicit Time and Frequency Domain Specifications", Proceedings of the 8th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation (GECCO 2006), pages 753-760, July 2006 (Nominated for Best Paper Award) (pdf)
(GECCO Graduate Student Workshop Version, Additional Section included

V. Aggarwal, “Evolving Sinusoidal Oscillators Using Genetic Algorithms”, in Proc., The 2003 NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware, Chicago, USA, 2003, pp. 67-76. (Primary paper for HUMIES 2006 GOLD AWARD) (pdf)

Evolutionary Algorithms and Applications

V. Aggarwal, U. M. O'Reilly, "COSMO: A Correlation Sensitive Mutation Operator for Multi-Objective Optimization", accepted as full-paper in GECCO 2007, Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization track. (pdf)

M. Kim, V. Aggarwal, U. M. O'Reilly, M. Medard, "A Doubly Distributed Genetic Algorithm for Network Coding ", accepted as full paper in GECCO 2007, Genetic Algorithms track.

M. Kim, V. Aggarwal, U. M. O'Reilly, M. Médard, W. Kim, "Genetic Representations for Evolutionary Minimization of Network Coding Resources," accepted at EvoCOMNET, EuroGP 2007 (pdf)

M. Kim, M. Médard, V. Aggarwal, U. M. O'Reilly, W. Kim, C. W. Ahn, M. Effros, "Evolutionary Approaches to Minimizing Network Coding Resources," accepted to the 26th Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2007), May 2007, Anchorage, AK. (pdf)

T. Ohlson, V. Aggarwal, A. Elofsson, R. M. MacCallum, "Improved alignment quality by combining evolutionary information, predicted secondary structure and self-organizing maps", BMC Bioinformatics 2006, 7:357

V. Aggarwal, M. Mao, U. M. O'Reilly, "A Self-Tuning Analog Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) Controller", Proceedings of 1st NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, pages 12-19, June 2006 (pdf)

M. Terry, J. Marcus, M. Farrell, V. Aggarwal, U M O'Reilly,  "GRACE: Generative Robust Analog Circuit Exploration", 9th European Conference on Genetic Programming, EuroGP 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3907, Mar 2006, Pages 332 - 343  (pdf)

V. Aggarwal and R. M. MacCallum, “Evolved Matrix Operations for Post-Processing Protein Secondary Structure Predictions”, in Proc., 7th European Conference on Genetic Programming, EuroGP 2004, Vol: 3003, LNCS, pp. 220-229, April 2004 (pdf)

Circuits and Systems Design

V. Aggarwal, S. Kilinc, U. Cam, "Minimum component SRCO and VFO using a single DVCCC", in Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 49(2) , pp. 181-185, October 2006.

S. Kilinc, V. Jain, V. Aggarwal, U. Cam, "Catalogue of Variable Frequency and Single-Resistance-Controlled Oscillators Employing A Single Differential Difference Complementary Current Conveyor", Accepted in Frequenz: Journal of RF Engineering and Telecommunications, 2006

V. Aggarwal, “Novel Canonic Current Mode DDCC based SRCO synthesized using Genetic Algorithms”, in Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol: 40, 83–85, 2004

V. Aggarwal, “Power Saving Pedometer also measures speed”, in Electronic Design (Penton, USA), 07.19.04, pp. 63-64, (Online Link: )

Science, Technology and Education

V. Aggarwal, "Jagadish Chandra Bose: The Real Inventor of Marconi’s Wireless Detector", The Ancient Wireless Association Journal, July 2006, Vol. 47/#3, pp. 50-54

V. Aggarwal, "Robotic Education Series: Learning with the robotic arm", BOOK, Pitambar Infovision