Analysis of the performance of Genetic Programming on the Blood Glucose Level Prediction Challenge.


In this paper we present results for the Blood Glucose Level Prediction Challenge for the Ohio2020 dataset. We have used four variants of genetic programming to build white-box models for predicting 30 minutes and 60 minutes ahead. The results are compared to classical methods including multi-variate linear regression, random forests, as well as two types of ARIMA models. Notably, we have included future values of bolus and basal into some of the models because we assume that these values can be controlled. Additionally, we have used a convolution filter to smooth the information in the bolus volume feature. We find that overall tree-based GP performs well and better than multi-variate linear regression and random forest, while ARIMA models performed worst on the here analyzed dat

J. Manuel Colmenar
J. Manuel Colmenar
Associate Professor

My research interests are focused on metaheuristics applied to optimization problems. I have worked on different combinatorial optimization problems applying trajectorial algorithms such us GRASP or VNS. Besides, I am very interested in applications of Grammatical Evolution, specifically in model and prediction domain, as alternative to machine learning approaches.