Apply the genetic algorithm toolbox in MATLAB to an optimization problem of your choice for which you can show by simulation that the encoding of the variables (that should be optimized) in the genome has an effect on the convergence speed of the algorithm. Describe precisely the optimization problem and the key ideas behind the encoding scheme. Present your results clearly, structured and legible. Document them in such a way that anybody can reproduce them effortless.

Haeusler Stefan 2013-01-16