The first annual "Humies" competition was held at the 2004 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2004) in Seattle. Entries were solicited for cash awards for human-competitive results that were produced by any form of genetic and evolutionary computation and that were published in the open literature during previous year. The publication can be a conference paper (e.g., a regular paper, poster, or late-breaking paper) or any work published elsewhere in the open literature (e.g., a journal article, technical report, thesis, book, book chapter) or other paper that has received final unconditional acceptance and not subject to further editing (that is, is "in press").

The criterion for "human-competitiveness" is that an automatically created result is considered "human-competitive" if it satisfies at least one of the following eight criteria.

(A) The result was patented as an invention in the past, is an improvement over a patented invention, or would qualify today as a patentable new invention.

(B) The result is equal to or better than a result that was accepted as a new scientific result at the time when it was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

(C) The result is equal to or better than a result that was placed into a database or archive of results maintained by an internationally recognized panel of scientific experts.

(D) The result is publishable in its own right as a new scientific result — independent of the fact that the result was mechanically created.

(E) The result is equal to or better than the most recent human-created solution to a long-standing problem for which there has been a succession of increasingly better human-created solutions.

(F) The result is equal to or better than a result that was considered an achievement in its field at the time it was first discovered.

(G) The result solves a problem of indisputable difficulty in its field.

(H) The result holds its own or wins a regulated competition involving human contestants (in the form of either live human players or human-written computer programs).

14th Annual "Humies" Awards — 2017 — Berlin, Germany

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
 
Kıvanç Tatar
Matthieu Macret
Philippe Pasquier
   
 
Robin Harper
Robert J. Chapman
Christopher Ferrie
Christopher Granade
Richard Kueng
Daniel Naoumenko
Steven T. Flammia
Alberto Peruzzo
   
 
Doina Bucur
Giovanni Iacca
Andrea Marcelli
Giovanni Squillero
Alberto Tonda
   
 
Shin Yoo
Xiaoyuan Xie
Fei-ching Kuo
Tsong Yueh Chen
Mark Harman
   
 
Anastassios Petropoulos
Daniel Grebow
Drew Jones
Gregory Lantoine
Et Al.
   
 
Hossein Moeinzadeh
Gaetano D. Gargiulo
Paolo Bifulco
Mario Cesarelli
Alistair L. McEwan
Et At.
   
 
Vincent R. Ragusa
H. David Mathias
Vera A. Kazakova
Annie S. Wu
   
 
Michael Fenton
Ciaran McNally
Jonathan Byrne
Erik Hemberg
James McDermott
Michael O’Neill
   
 
Saemundur O. Haraldsson
John R. Woodward
Alexander I.E. Brownlee
   
 
Risto Miikkulainen
Neil Iscoe
Aaron Shagrin
Ron Cordell
Sam Nazari
Cory Schoolland
Et Al.
   
 
Stjepan Picek
Luca Mariot
Alberto Leporati
Domagoj Jakobovic
   
 
L.-Y. Chen
Y.-L. Yang
T.-C. Hsiao
   
 
Risto Miikkulainen
Jason Liang
Elliot Meyerson
Aditya Rawal
Dan Fink
Olivier Francon
   
 
Filomena Ferrucci
Pasquale Salza
Federica Sarro
   

13th Annual "Humies" Awards — 2016 — Denver, Colorado

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
 
Kaustuv Nag
Nikhil R. Pal
   
 
Marco Gaudesi
Elio Piccolo
Giovanni Squillero
Alberto Tonda
 
 
Andrew Starkey
Hani Hagras
Sid Shakya
Gilbert Owusu
   
Silver
Alberto Bartoli
Andrea De Lorenzo
Eric Medvet
Fabiano Tarlao
 
Silver
Michal Bidlo
 
 
Mr Luca Parisi
Mr Paul Robert Biggs
Dr Gemma Marie Whatling
Professor Catherine Avril Holt
   
 
Kalyanmoy Deb
Christie Myburgh
   
 
Antoine Cully
Jeff Clune
Danesh Tarapore
Jean-Baptiste Mouret
   
 
Kleopatra Pirpinia
Peter A.N. Bosman
Claudette E. Loo
Astrid N. Scholten
Jan-Jakob Sonke
Marcel van Herk
Tanja Alderliesten
 
 
Doina Bucur
Giovanni Iacca
Marco Gaudesi
Giovanni Squillero
Alberto Tonda
   
 
Pablo Garcia-Sanchez
J.J. Merelo
Antonio Mora
Giovanni Squillero
Alberto Tonda
 
 
Abeeb A. Awotunde
   
 
Isidro M. Alvarez
Will N. Browne
Mengjie Zhang
 
LCS
 
Yue Jia
Myra B. Cohen
Mark Harman
Justyna Petke
   
Gold
Earl T. Barr
Mark Harman
Yue Jia
Alexandru Marginean
Justyna Petke
 
 
Fan Wu
Westley Weimer
Mark Harman
Yue Jia
Jens Krinke
   
 
Stjepan Picek
Domagoj Jakobovic
 
 
Stjepan Picek
Carlos A. Coello Coello
Domagoj Jakobovic
Nele Mentens
   
 
Xuewei Qi
Matthew J. Barth
Guoyuan Wu
Kanok Boriboonsomsin
   
 
Xuewei Qi
Matthew J. Barth
Guoyuan Wu
Kanok Boriboonsomsin
Jeffrey Gonder
   
Bronze
Federica Sarro
Alessio Petrozziello
Mark Harman
 
 
Leonardo C. T. Bezerra

Manuel López-Ibáñez

Thomas Stützle

   

11th Annual "Humies" Awards — 2014 — Vancouver, British Columbia

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
 
Alberto Bartoli
Andrea De Lorenzo
Eric Medvet
Fabiano Tarlao
 
GP
 
Vinícius Veloso de Melo
   
 
V. Scott Gordon
Steven Ray
Laurent Vaucher
 
CGA
Gold
Omid E. David
H. Jaap van den Herik
Moshe Koppel
Nathan S. Netanyahu
   
GA
Silver
Justyna Petke
Mark Harman
William B. Langdon
Westley Weimer
 
GI, GP
 
Dror Sholomon
Omid E. David
Nathan S. Netanyahu
   
GA
Bronze
Radek Hrbacek
Vaclav Dvorak
 
CGP

10th Annual "Humies" Awards — 2013 — Amsterdam

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
Gold — $4000
Moshe Sipper
Achiya Elyasaf
Ami Hauptman
GA, GP
 
Jose Miguel Atiencia
Villagomez
Askhat Diveev
Elena Sofronova
 
GP
Gold — $4000
Dario Izzo
Luís F. Simões
Marcus Märtens
Guido de Croon
Aurelie Heritier
Chit Hong Yam
MGA
 
Rodrigo Coelho Barros
Marcio Porto Basgalupp
Andre Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho
Alex Alves Freitas
Ana Trindade Winck
Karina Machado
Duncan Dubugras Alcoba Ruiz
Osmar Norberto de Souza
GA
 
Alexander Bailey
Mario Ventresca
Beatrice Ombuki-Berman
 
GP
Bronze — $2000
Matthias Bechmann
Angelika Sebald
John Clark
GA
 
François-Michel De Rainville
Carola Doerr (née Winzen)
Christian Gagné
Michael Gnewuch
Denis Laurendeau
Olivier Teytaud
Magnus Wahlström
GA
 
Yuji Sato
Hazuki Inoue
Naohiro Hasegawa
Mikiko Sato
 
GA
 
Gustavo Reis
Francisco Fernandez
Anibal Ferreira
 
 
Leonardo Trujillo
Pierrick Legrand
Gustavo Olague
Jacques Lévy-Véhel
GP
 
Atil Iscen
Adrian Agogino
Vytas Sunspiral
Kagan Tumer
 
Co-evolution
 
Jan Koutník
     
NN, RL
 
Muhammad Iqbal
Will N. Browne
Mengjie Zhang
 
LCS, GP
 
Manuel López-Ibáñez
Thomas Stützle
 
CGP

9th Annual "Humies" Awards — 2012 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
 
Dao Ngoc Phong
Nguyen Xuan Hoai
R.I. (Bob) McKay
Constantin Siriteanu
Nguyen Quang Uy
Namyong Park
 
Honorable Mention
Uday Kamath
Amarda Shehu
Kenneth A. De Jong
 
Honorable Mention
Ernesto Sanchez
Giovanni Squillero
Alberto Tonda
 
Silver — $3000
Richard A.J. Woolley
Julian Stirling
Philip Moriarty
Natalio Krasnogor
Adrian Radocea
 
 
Achiya Elyasaf
Ami Hauptman
Moshe Sipper
   
 
Nuno Lourenço
Nuno Horta
 
 
Shin Yoo
 
Bronze — $2000
Michael Dewey-Vogt
Stephanie Forrest
Claire Le Goues
Westley Weimer
 
Gold — $5000
Cameron Browne
 
 
Hoang Thanh Nguyen
Bir Bhanu
 
 
Ricardo Martins
Nuno Lourenço
Nuno Horta
 

8th Annual "Humies" Awards — 2011 — Dublin, Ireland

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
Gold — $5000
Achiya Elyasaf
Ami Hauptmann
Moshe Sipper
GA – Co-evoluntion
Silver — $3000
Z. Vasicek Lukas Sekanina
CGP
Bronze — $1000
Paul Anton Letnes
Ingar Stian Nerbø
Lars Martin Sandvik Aas
Pål Gunnar Ellingsen
Morten Kildemo
 
GA
 
Edmund K. Burke
Matthew R. Hyde
Graham Kendall
John Woodward
GP
 
Vinod K. Valsalam
Risto Miikkulainen
GP
 
Farrukh Shahzad
Muddassar Farooq
 
5
 
Josafath I. Espinosa-Ramos
Roberto A. Vázquez
GA
 
Yehonatan Shichel
Moshe Sipper
GP
 
Andras Joo
Aniko Ekart
Juan P. Neirotti
GA
 
Matteo Miraz
GP

7th Annual "Humies" Awards — 2010 — Portland, Oregon

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
Gold—$5000
Natalio Krasnogor
Paweł Widera
Jonathan Garibaldi
GP
Silver—$3000
Jacques Bibai
Pierre Savéant
Marc Schoenauer
Vincent Vidal
 
Bronze—$1000
Michael Schmidt
Hod Lipson
GP
Bronze—$1000
Prof. Thomas Bäck
Ernst Bovenkamp
Jouke Dijkstra
Jeroen Eggermont
Michael Emmerich
Rui Li
Johan Reiber
   
ES
 
Oscar Ibáñez
Oscar Cordón
Sergio Damas
Jose Santamaría
 
 
Michael Schmidt
Hod Lipson
 
GP
 
Adam Rak
Gaurav Gandhi
Gyorgy Cserey
GA
 
Torsten Hildebrandt
GP
 
Markus Borschbach
NailEl Sourani
Sascha Hauke
Christian Grelle
GA
 
Michael Orlov
Moshe Sipper
GP

6th Annual "Humies" Awards — 2009 — Montreal

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
Gold—$5000
Stephanie Forrest
Claire Le Goues
ThanhVu Nguyen
Westley Weimer
GP
Silver—$3000
Muhammad Shahzad
Saira Zahid
Muddassar Farooq
Syed Ali Khayam
GA-PSO
Bronze—$1000
Ami Hauptpman
Achiya Elyasaf
Moshe Sipper
Assaf Karmon
GP
Bronze—$1000
Cynthia B. Perez
Gustavo Olague
GP
 
Amy K. Hoover
Michael P. Rosario
Kenneth O. Stanley
 
GA
 
Magda B. Fayek
Ihab A. Talkhan
Khalil S. El-Masry
 
GA
 
Sadia Noreen
Shafaq Murtaza
M. Zubair Shafiq
Muddassar Farooq
GA
 
Ilan Kadar
Ohad Ben-Shahar
Moshe Sipper
 
GP
 
Markus Borschbach
Christian Grelle
GA

5th Annual "Humies" Awards — 2008 — Atlanta

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
Gold—$5000
Lee Spector
Ian Lindsay
David M. Clark
Bradford Barr
Jon Klein
GP
Silver—$3000
Tomas Pecenka
Zdenek Kotasek
Lukas Sekanina
GA
Bronze—$2000
Assaf Glazer
Moshe Sipper
GA
 
Saheeb Ahmed Kayani
Muhammad Afzaal Malik
GP
 
Nermeen Mohammed Ismail
Magda Bahaa Eldin Fayek
Nevin Mahmoud Darwish
Ashraf Hassan Abdel Wahab
 
GA
 
Muhammad Adil Raja
Raja Muhammad Atif Azad
Conor Ryan
Colin Flanagan
GP
 
Kalyan Veeramachaneni
Lisa Osadciw
Arun Ross
Nisha Srinivas
PSO
 
M. Zubair Shafiq
Syed Ali Khayam
Muddassar Farooq
AIS

4h Annual "Humies" Awards — 2007 — London

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
Gold Award – $5,000
Steven Manos
Maryanne C. J. Large
Leon Poladian
GA
Silver Award – $3,000
Ami Hauptman
Moshe Sipper
GP
Bronze Award – $1,000
Xavier Llora`
Rohith Reddy
Brian Matesic
Rohit Bhargava
GBML
Bronze Award – $1,000
Jaume Bacardit
Michael Stout
Jonathan D. Hirst
Kumara Sastry
Xavier Llorà
Natalio Krasnogor
GA
Shortlisted
Pierrick Legrand
Bruno Frachet
Evelyne Lutton
Pierre Collet
Jacques Levy-Vehel
Esther Harboun-Cohen
Vincent Péan
Claire Bourgeois-République
GA
Honorable mention
Steffen Priesterjahn
Oliver Kramer
Alexander Weimer
Andreas Goebels
 
ES
Honorable mention
Mohammad A Abido
 
GA
Shortlisted
Christian Gagné
Julie Beaulieu
Marc Parizeau
Simon Thibault
ES
Honorable mention
Ronan Cummins
Colm O'Riordan
 
GP
Honorable mention
Jiri Jaros
MilosOhlidal
Vaclav Dvorak
 
GA
Shortlisted
Amr Radi
Salah Yaseen El-Bakry
Mostafa Y. El-Bakry
GP
Honorable mention
Muhammad Adil Raja
Raja Muhammad Atif Azad
Colin Flanagan
Conor Ryan
 
GP
Shortlisted
Josh Bongard
Hod Lipson
GP

3rd Annual "Humies" Awards — 2006 — Seattle

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
Gold—$5,000
Varun Aggarwal
Selçuk KILINÇ
Varun Jain
Uğur ÇAM
GA
Silver—$3,000
Kumara Sastry
Duane D. Johnson
Alexis L. Thompson
David E. Goldberg
Todd J. Martinez
Jeff Leiding
Jane Owens
GA
Bronze—$1,000
Jie Yao
Nawwaf Kharma
Peter Grogono
GA
Bronze—$1,000
Gustavo Olague
Leonardo Trujillo
GP
 
Nguyen Huu Thong
Tran Van Hao
 
Search
 
Kalyanmoy Deb
Aravind Srinivasan
GA
 
Zheng Yi Wu
Tom Walski
Robert Mankowski
Greg Herrin
Robert Gurrieri
Mike Tryby
Paul Sage
Elio R. Arniella
Ernesto Gianellaand
GA
 
Antony Iorio
Xiaodong Li
DE

2nd Annual "Humies" Awards — 2005 — Washington DC

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
$2500 — Gold
Stefan Preble
Hod Lipson
Michal Lipson
 
GP
$2500 — Gold
Randy Bartels
S. Backus
E. Zeek
L. Misoguti
G. Vdovin
I. Chritov
N.M. Murnane
H.C. Kapteyn
Herschel Rabitz
 
ES
$0 — Silver
John Koza
Sameer Al-Sakran
Lee Jones
 
GP
$1000 — Silver
Paul Massey
John A Clark
Susan Stepney
 
GP
$1000 — Silver
Fulvio Corno
Edgar Ernesto Sanchez Sanchez
Giovanni Squillero
 
UGP
 
Richard J. Terrile
Hrand Aghazarian
Michael I. Ferguson
Wolfgang Fink
Terry Huntsberger
Didier Keymeulen
Gerhard Klimeck
Mark Kordon
Seungwon Lee
Boris Oks
Chris Peay
Anastassios
Petropoulos
Paul von Allmen
Karl Yee
 
GA
$500 — Bronze
Moshe Sipper
Yaniv Azaria
Ami Hauptman
Yoanatan Shichel
Eran Ziserman
   
GP
$500 — Bronze
Uli Grasemann
Risto Miikkulainen
 
GA
$100 – Honorable Mention
Jonathan Wright
Yi Zhang
   
GA
$100 – Honorable Mention
Joc Cing Tay
Nhu Binh Ho
 
GP
$100 – Honorable Mention
Josh Bongard
 
GA
$100 – Honorable Mention
Kuntinee Maneeratana
Kittipong Boonlong
Nachol Chaiyaratana
 
GA
$100 – Honorable Mention
Daniel Howard
Joseph Kolibal
 
GP
$100 – Honorable Mention
Maarten Keijzer
Martin Baptist
Vladan Babovic
Javier Uthurburu
 
GP
$100 – Honorable Mention
Shail Patel
Ian Stott
Manmohan Bhakoo
Peter Elliott
 
GA
$100 – Honorable Mention
Lukas Sekanina
Michal Bidlo
 
GA
$100 – Honorable Mention
Zheng Yi Wu
Thomas M. Walski
 
GA
$100 – Honorable Mention
LTC Terry O'Donnell
MAJ Jim Hunter
1LT Richard Barton
Terence Bullett
Steven Best
 
GA
 
Anil Patel
David Davis
Jim Ouimette
Charlie Guthrie
Dave Tuk
John Williams
Tai Nguyen
 
GA
 
Zong Woo Geem
 
MHA
 
Gregory S. Hornby
Seiichi Takamura
Takashi Yamamoto
Masahiro Fujita
 
GA
 
Yuji Sato
Ryutaro Kanno
   
LCS
 
Trichy M Kethara Pasupathy
Ravi Teja SeethamRaju
Robert G. Wilhelm
 
GA

1st Annual "Humies" Awards — 2004 — Seattle

Outcome Author(s) Paper(s) Statement Presentation Algorithm type
$1500 — Gold
Jason D. Lohn
Gregory S. Hornby
Derek S. Linden
NASA Ames Research Center
GP
$1500 — Gold
Lee Spector
Hampshire College
GP
$500 — Silver
Alex Fukunaga
UCLA
GP
$500 — Silver
Hod Lipson
Cornell University
GP
$500 — Silver
Bijan KHosraviani
Raymond E. Levitt
John R. Koza
Stanford University
GP
$500 — Bronze
Adrian Stoica
Ricardo Zebulum
Didier Keymeulen
Michael Ian Ferguson
Vu Duong
Xin Guo
JPL
 
GA
$200 — Merit (Not Human-Competitive)
Brian Lam
RMIT University
GP
$200 — Merit (Not Human-Competitive)
Lukas Sekanina
Brno University of Technology
CGP
$100 — Honorable Mention (Not Human-Competitive)
Ju Hui Li
Nanyang Technological University
GA
$100 — Honorable Mention (Not Human-Competitive)
Luis Miramontes Hercog
Terence C.Fogarty
South Bank University
 
CS
$100 — Honorable Mention (Not Human-Competitive)
Hideyuki Takagi
Kyushu University
 
IEC