publications

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work I do, I publish across a variety of fields with different norms, expectations, and conventions. For transparency, I am organizing my publications list with some additional notation to guide the reader. Inspiration for this format comes directly from my advisor Emily Dolson.

Publication Format

= Published in a conference proceedings. These are full papers submitted to conferences which undergo a peer review process. In computer science, it is common for results to reach their final destination in these proceedings.

= Published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Other Icons

: Undergraduate mentee is first author

: Co-First Authors


: Link to poster or to slides of presentation

: Link to full-text pdf, where available

: Link to corresponding github repo

Publications In Prep

Ackles, Acacia L. and Charles Ofria. A rank-based model of genome connectivity. In prep,anticipated submission November 2021.

Ackles, Acacia L. and Emily Dolson. D3 in 3D: Using VR to explore evolutionary trajectories across 3D fitness landscapes. In prep, anticipated submission to 2022 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO’22), March 2022.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Albani, Sarah , Acacia L. Ackles, Charles Ofria, & Clifford Bohm (2021). The comparative hybrid approach to investigate cognition across substrates. Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2021.

Bohm, Clifford, Acacia L. Ackles, Charles Ofria, & Arend Hintze (2019). On Sexual Selection in the Presence of Multiple Costly Displays. Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2019.

Peer-Reviewed Extended Abstracts

These are 2-page, peer-reviewed summaries of research submitted to a conference, intended usually for publication elsewhere. They are held to a somewhat lower standard than full papers, but are still subject to peer review before acceptance to the conference.

Ackles, Acacia L., Austin Ferguson, Connor Grady, & Charles Ofria (2020). Rank-based epistasis: A new metric for understanding epistatis in the absence of quantifiable fitness interactions. 2020 Conference on Artificial Life, July 13-18, Virtual.

Ackles, Acacia L., Clifford Bohm, Vincent Ragusa, & Arend Hintze (2019). The Cascade Effect: Mutation fixation rates over evolutionary time. Poster at the 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, July 29-August 2, Newcastle, UK.

Posters & Presentations

To avoid multiple duplicate entires, presentations listed here are only those which do not have an associated conference proceeding. This means they tended to be submitted to the conference as short (<500 word) abstracts and had an accompanying presentation or poster.

Ackles, Acacia L. and Emily Dolson. New dimensions in data visualization: Viewing fitness landscapes in virtual reality. Oral Presentation at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2022, January 3-7, Phoenix, AZ. Submitted.

Killebrew Bruehl, Aria and Rohan, Lanea , Acacia L. Ackles, and Austin Ferguson. Planning for the future of MABE2: A summer of documentation and testing. Oral presentation at BEACON Congress 2021, August 18-20, Virtual.

Albani, Sarah , Acacia L. Ackles, and Charles Ofria. Associative learning across computational substrates. Oral presentation at BEACON Congress 2020, August 12-14, Virtual.

Cohen, Karly E., Acacia L. Ackles, & L. Patricia Hernandez (2019). Origin, heterochrony, and diversification of otocephalan epibranchial organs. Poster at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2018, January 3-7, Tampa, FL.

Ackles, Acacia, Joshua D. Storch, & L. Patricia Hernandez (2018). An exploration of the morphospace occupation of cypriniform pharyngeal jaws. Oral Presentation at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2018, January 3-7, San Francisco, CA.

Ackles, Acacia & L. Patricia Hernandez (2017). Hypertrophy of the cypriniform pharyngeal jaw: Growth patterns of branchial arches within cypriniforms and their relatives. Poster at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2017, January 4-8, New Orleans, LA.