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AbstractCreating a representation capable of generating personal contact networks that are most likely to exhibit specific epidemic behavior is difficult due to the inherit volatility of an epidemic and the numerous parameters accompanying the problem. To surpass these hurdles, evolutionary algorithms are used to create a generative solution which generates personal contact networks, modeling human populations, to satisfy the epidemic duration and epidemic profile matching problems. This representation is entitled the Local THADS-N representation. Two new operators are added to the original THADS-N system, and tested with a traditional parameter sweep and a parameter selection method known as point packing on nine epidemic profiles. Additionally, a new epidemic model is implemented in order to allow for lost immunity within a population thus increasing the length of an epidemic.