If you use TPOT in a scientific publication, please consider citing at least one of the following papers:

Randal S. Olson, Ryan J. Urbanowicz, Peter C. Andrews, Nicole A. Lavender, La Creis Kidd, and Jason H. Moore (2016). Automating biomedical data science through tree-based pipeline optimization. Applications of Evolutionary Computation, pages 123-137.

BibTeX entry:

@inbook{Olson2016EvoBio,
    author={Olson, Randal S. and Urbanowicz, Ryan J. and Andrews, Peter C. and Lavender, Nicole A. and Kidd, La Creis and Moore, Jason H.},
    editor={Squillero, Giovanni and Burelli, Paolo},
    chapter={Automating Biomedical Data Science Through Tree-Based Pipeline Optimization},
    title={Applications of Evolutionary Computation: 19th European Conference, EvoApplications 2016, Porto, Portugal, March 30 -- April 1, 2016, Proceedings, Part I},
    year={2016},
    publisher={Springer International Publishing},
    pages={123--137},
    isbn={978-3-319-31204-0},
    doi={10.1007/978-3-319-31204-0_9},
    url={http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31204-0_9}
}

Evaluation of a Tree-based Pipeline Optimization Tool for Automating Data Science

Randal S. Olson, Nathan Bartley, Ryan J. Urbanowicz, and Jason H. Moore (2016). Evaluation of a Tree-based Pipeline Optimization Tool for Automating Data Science. Proceedings of GECCO 2016, pages 485-492.

BibTeX entry:

@inproceedings{OlsonGECCO2016,
    author = {Olson, Randal S. and Bartley, Nathan and Urbanowicz, Ryan J. and Moore, Jason H.},
    title = {Evaluation of a Tree-based Pipeline Optimization Tool for Automating Data Science},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2016},
    series = {GECCO '16},
    year = {2016},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-4206-3},
    location = {Denver, Colorado, USA},
    pages = {485--492},
    numpages = {8},
    url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2908812.2908918},
    doi = {10.1145/2908812.2908918},
    acmid = {2908918},
    publisher = {ACM},
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
}

Alternatively, you can cite the repository directly with the following DOI:

DOI