• Recent PhD Work on Robust Program Induction

    1. Pennachin, Cassio, Moshe Looks and João Vasconcelos (2011). Improved Time Series Prediction and Symbolic Regression with Affine Arithmetic. In: Genetic Programming Theory and Practice IX, 2011 (in print).
    2. Pennachin, Cassio, Moshe Looks and João Vasconcelos (2010). Robust Symbolic Regression with Affine Arithmetic. GECCO-2010.

    Artificial General Intelligence

    1. Goertzel, Ben, Cassio Pennachin et al (2010). A General Intelligence Oriented Architecture for Embodied Natural Language Processing. In: AGI-10, 2010, Advances in Intelligent Systems Research.
    2. Goertzel, Ben, Cassio Pennachin, and Samir A. Souza (2008), An Inferential Dynamics Approach to Personality and Emotion Driven Behavior Determination for Virtual Animals, AISB 2008.
    3. Goertzel, Ben and Cassio Pennachin (2008). How Might Probabilistic Reasoning Emerge from the Brain? Proceedings of AGI 2008, IOS Press.
    4. Goertzel, Ben, Cassio Pennachin, Nil Geissweiller,  Moshe Looks, Andre Senna, Welter Silva, Ari Heljakka, Carlos Lopes (2008). An Integrative Methodology for Teaching Embodied Non-Linguistic Agents, Applied to Virtual Animals in Second Life.  Proceedings of AGI 2008, IOS Press.
    5. Heljakka, Ari, Ben Goertzel, Welter Silva, Izabela Goertzel and Cassio Pennachin (2007).  Probabilistic Logic Based Reinforcement Learning of Simple Behaviors in a 3D Simulation World, in Advances in Artificial General Intelligence, IOS Press.
    6. Goertzel B, Looks M, Heljakka A, Pennachin C (2006) Toward a Pragmatic Understanding of the Cognitive Underpinnings of Symbol Grounding. In Gudwin R and Queiroz J (eds), Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development, Idea Group Publishing.
    7. Goertzel, Ben and Cassio Pennachin, editors (2006) Artificial General Intelligence.  Springer.  Edited volume with chapters contributed by the leading AGI researchers.
    8. Looks, Moshe, Ben Goertzel and Cassio Pennachin (2004)  Novamente: An Integrative Architecture for General Intelligence.  AAAI Fall Symposium on Achieving Human-Level Intelligence.
    9. Goertzel, Ben, Cassio Pennachin, Andre Senna, Thiago Maia and Guilherme Lamacie (2003). Novamente: An Integrative Approach for Artificial General IntelligenceIJCAI-03 (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence) Workshop on Agents and Cognitive Modeling.


    1. Coelho, Lucio, Ben Goertzel, Cassio Pennachin, and Chris Heward (2009). Classifier ensemble based analysis of a genome-wide SNP dataset concerning Late-Onset Alzheimer Disease. Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics.
    2. Goertzel, Ben, Cassio Pennachin, Maurício Mudado, Lúcio Coelho (2008). Identifying the Genes and Genetic Interrelationships Underlying the Impact of Calorie Restriction on Maximum Lifespan: An Artificial Intelligence-Based Approach. Rejuvenation Research 11(4): 735-748.
    3. Looks, Moshe, Ben Goertzel, Lucio de Souza Coelho, Mauricio Mudado, and Cassio Pennachin (2007), Clustering Gene Expression Data via Mining Ensembles of Classification Rules Evolved Using MOSES, GECCO 2007.
    4. Looks, Moshe, Ben Goertzel, Lucio de Souza Coelho, Mauricio Mudado, and Cassio Pennachin (2007), Understanding Microarray Data through Applying Competent Program Evolution, GECCO 2007.
    5. Goertzel, Ben, Cassio Pennachin, Lucio Coelho, Leonardo Shikida, Murilo Queiroz (2007).  Biomind ArrayGenius and GeneGenius: Web Services Offering Microarray and SNP Data Analysis via Novel Machine Learning Methods.  IAAI 2007.
    6. Goertzel B, Coelho L, Pennachin C, Mudado M (2006) Identifying Complex Biological Interactions based on Categorical Gene Expression Data. CEC 2006 (IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation).
    7. B. Goertzel, L. Coelho, C. Pennachin, I. Goertzel, M. Queiroz, F. Prosdocimi, and F. Lobo (2006) Learning Comprehensible Classification Rules from Gene Expression Data Using Genetic Programming and Biological Ontologies. Proceedings of the 7th International FLINS Conference.
    8. Goertzel B, Pinto H, Heljakka A, Goertzel IF, Ross M, Pennachin C (2006).  Using Dependency Parsing and Probabilistic Inference to Extract Relationships between Genes, Proteins and Malignancies Implicit Among Multiple Biomedical Research Abstracts. BioNLP Workshop on Linking Natural Language Processing and Biology at HLT-NAACL06.
    9. Maloney EM, Gurbaxani BM, Jones JF, de Souza Coelho L, Pennachin C, Goertzel BN (2006) Chronic fatigue syndrome and high allostatic load. Pharmacogenomics. 7(3):467-73.
    10. Goertzel BN, Pennachin C, de Souza Coelho L, Gurbaxani B, Maloney EM, Jones JF (2006)  Combinations of single nucleotide polymorphisms in neuroendocrine effector and receptor genes predict chronic fatigue syndrome.  Pharmacogenomics. 7(3):475-83.
    11. Goertzel BN, Pennachin C, de Souza Coelho L, Maloney EM, Jones JF, Gurbaxani B (2006)  Allostatic load is associated with symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Pharmacogenomics 7(3):485-94.
    12. Goertzel BN, de Souza Coelho, L, Pennachin C, Mudado, M (2006) Identifying Potential Biomarkers for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome via Classification Model Ensemble Mining. Extended Abstract. Proceedings of CAMDA 2006, chapter 4.
    13. Smidgrodszki, Rafal, Ben Goertzel, Cassio Pennachin, Lucio Coelho, Francisco Prosdocimi, and W. Davis Parker, Jr. (2005) Genetic Algorithm for Analysis of Mutations in Parkinson’s Disease. AI in Medicine, 35(3).

    Evolutionary Computing and Program Induction

    1. Looks, Moshe, Ben Goertzel and Cassio Pennachin           (2005) Learning Computer Programs with the Bayesian Optimization Algorithm.  GECCO 2005.

    Remote Sensing and Environmental Simulation

    1. Almeida, C.M., A. M. V. Monteiro, G. Câmara G. B. Soares-Filho, G. C. Cerqueira, C. Pennachin, and M. Batty (2005) GIS and remote sensing as tools for the simulation of urban land-use change. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26:4.
    2. Almeida, C.M., M. Batty, A. M. V. Monteiro, G. Camara, B. S. Soares-Filho, G. C. Cerqueira, and C.  Pennachin (2003) Stochastic Cellular Automata Modeling of Urban Land Use Dynamics: Empirical Development and Estimation.  Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 27(5):481—509.
    3. Soares-Filho, Britaldo S., Cassio Pennachin, and Gustavo Cerqueira (2002).  DINAMICA – a stochastic cellular automata model designed to simulate the landscape dynamics in an Amazonian colonization frontier. Ecological Modeling, 154(3):217 – 235.