Selected Publications


Melamed, D., Nov, Y., Malik, A., Yakass, M. B., Bolotin, E., Shemer, R., Hiadzi, E. K., Skorecki, K. L. and Livnat, A. De novo mutation rates at the single-mutation resolution in a human HBB gene-region associated with adaptation and genetic disease  Genome Research, In press.

Interaction-based evolution and mixability theory: 

Livnat, A. Interaction-based evolution: How natural selection and nonrandom mutation work together. Biology Direct, 8:24, 2013.

Livnat, A. Simplification, innateness, and the absorption of meaning from context: How novelty arises from gradual network evolution. Evolutionary Biology, 44:145-89, 2017.

Livnat, A., Papadimitriou, C., Dushoff, J. and Feldman, M. W. A mixability theory for the role of sex in evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 105:19803-808, 2008.

Livnat, A., Papadimitriou, C., Pippenger, N. and Feldman, M. W. Sex, mixability, and modularity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 107:1452-7, 2010.

Chastain, E., Livnat, A., Papadimitriou, C., and Vazirani, U. Algorithms, games and evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 111:10620-23, 2014.

Livnat, A. and Papadimitriou, C. Sex as an Algorithm: The Theory of Evolution Under the Lens of Computation. Communications of the ACM, 59(11):84-93, 2016.

Livnat, A. and Papadimitriou, C. Evolution and learning: Used together, fused together: A response to Watson and Szathmary. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31:894-96, 2016.

Vasylenko, L., Feldman, M. W. , Papadimitriou, C. and Livnat, A. Sex: The power of randomization. Theoretical Population Biology, 129:41-53, 2019.

Other selected publications in evolutionary theory and at the interface of evolution and computation: 

Livnat, A. and Pippenger, N. An optimal brain can be composed of conflicting agents. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA,103:3198-202, 2006.

Livnat, A., Pacala, S. W. and Levin, S. A. The evolution of intergenerational discounting in offspring quality. The American Naturalist, 165:311-21, 2005

Livnat, A. and Pippenger, N. Systematic mistakes are likely in bounded optimal decision-making systems. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 250:410-23, 2008.