2017 ACM SIGEVO Election

(For the term of 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2023)


Candidate for Executive Committee

PDF of the statements and biographies


Candidate for Executive Committee

Franz Rothlauf

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Habilitation, University of Mannheim, 2007, Business Administration.

Professional Experience:
Professor, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany, 2007 – Present;
Habilitant (equivalent to Assistant Professor), University of Mannheim, Germany, 2002 – 2007;
Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1997 – 2002.

Professional Interest:
Evolutionary Computation; Analysis and Design of Representations and Operators; Genetic Programming and Grammatical Evolution; Estimation of Distribution Algorithms; Design of Metaheuristics.

ACM Activities:
Treasurer, SIGEVO, 2011 – Present;
Member of Executive Committee, SIGEVO, 2007 – Present;
General Chair of GECCO 2009, SIGEVO, 2009.

STATEMENT

My general goals for SIGEVO are to increase its attractiveness especially to people from industry and young researchers and to more strongly connect the EC research to related areas in machine learning, biology, and computer science. The long-term goal is to establish evolutionary computation techniques as a standard problem solver in industrial applications.

As Treasurer of SIGEVO, my goal is to make sure that GECCO remains an attractive and high-quality conference that serves the needs of the scientific community. It is important to choose attractive and international locations for GECCO and to have nice social events during GECCO.

As a committee member my main goals are: 1) to continue the "internationalization" of SIGEVO. Running GECCO 2018 in Japan would be an important step in this direction since it increases the world-wide visibility of SIGEVO; 2) to intensify the cooperation and coordination with other professional evolutionary computation societies. It is important to bridge the gaps between different communities and strengthen the overall community; 3) to increase the visibility of SIGEVO to other scientific communities. Suitable instruments are a close cooperation with ECJ and GPEM.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Tobias Friedrich

Hasso Plattner Institute at University of Potsdam, Germany

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of Saarland, 2007, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Full Professor and Head of the Chair for Algorithm Engineering, Hasso Plattner Institute at University of Potsdam, Germany, 2015 – Present;
Full Professor and Chair of Theoretical Computer Science, University of Jena, Germany, 2012 – 2015;
Head of independent research group, Cluster of Excellence at University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2011 – 2012.

Professional Interest:
Evolutionary Computation; Heuristic Optimization; Algorithm Engineering; Theoretical Computer Science; Random Structures.

ACM Activities:
Local Chair, GECCO, SIGEVO, 2017;
Program Committee, GECCO, SIGEVO, 2008 – Present;
Editor-in-Chief of GECCO, SIGEVO, 2016;
Chair Theory Track, GECCO, SIGEVO, 2012 – 2013.

Awards Received:
Honorary Title of Adjunct Professor, University of Adelaide, 2016;
Best Paper Award, Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence Track, GECCO, 2015;
Best Paper Award, Multiobjective Optimization Track, GECCO, 2009 – 2010;
Best Paper Award, Genetic Algorithms Track, GECCO, 2008.

STATEMENT

I’m happy to support ACM SIGEVO by running for the SIGEVO Executive Committee. I have been a part of the SIGEVO community for about ten years. I have been tutorial speaker and track chair of GECCO several times and was Editor-in-Chief at GECCO 2016 and Local Chair at GECCO 2017. My goal is maintaining GECCO such that it stays the flagship venue of our community. To achieve this, I believe more long term planning of GECCO is needed. My second interest is FOGA, which was started to cover the theoretical foundations, but broadened up since then. I would like to (re)position the workshop to reach out to a wider audience.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Dirk Arnold

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Dr. rer. nat., Universität Dortmund, 2001, Computing Science.

Professional Experience:
Professor (Assistant/Associate/Full), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2003 – Present.

Professional Interest:
Evolutionary Computation; Optimization; Computer Vision and Image Processing.

ACM Activities:
General Chair for GECCO 2014, SIGEVO, 2014;
ES/EP Track Chair for GECCO 2005, 2006, and 2010, SIGEVO, 2005 – 2010.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Technical Co-chair for CEC 2013, IEEE CIS, 2013.

Awards Received:
Best Paper Award, CO Track, GECCO 2015;
Best Paper Award, ES/EP Track, GECCO 2013;
Best Paper Award, PPSN 2012;
Best Paper Award, ES/EP Track, GECCO 2010.

STATEMENT

SIGEVO is unique in its importance to the evolutionary computation community. The group acts as an umbrella for, and fosters collaboration between, researchers in many smaller fields. Key challenges are to involve and support young researchers and students, build bridges to neighbouring communities, and carefully balance excellence and inclusivity in all activities. If elected as a member of the Executive Board, I will be happy to contribute to addressing those challenges.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Heike Trautmann

University of Muenster, Germany

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Habilitation, TU Dortmund University, Germany, 2013, Statistics/Computational Intelligence.

Professional Experience:
Professor of Information Systems and Statistics, University of Muenster, Department of Information Systems, Muenster, Germany, 2013 – Present;
Post-Doctoral Researcher, TU Dortmund University, Statistics Faculty, Dortmund, Germany, 2004 – 2013;
PhD scholarship in the Graduate School of Production Engineering and Logistics, TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany, 2002 – 2004.

Professional Interest:
Computational Intelligence; Multiobjective Evolutionary Optimization; Algorithm Selection; Exploratory Landscape Analysis; Data Science.

ACM Activities:
Track Chair Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization, GECCO, ACM SIGEVO, 2016;
Track Chair Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization, GECCO, ACM SIGEVO, 2015;
Program Committee, GECCO, ACM SIGEVO, 2011;
Program Committee, FOGA, ACM SIGEVO, 2013.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Organizer, Evolutionary Optimization Conference (EMO), 2017;
Editorial Board Member, Evolutionary Computation Journal, 2016 - Present;
Director, European Research Center for Information Systems, 2013 – Present.

Awards Received:
PPSN Conference, Best Paper Award, 2016;
GECCO Conference, Best Paper Award EMO Track, 2012.

STATEMENT

I feel honored to have this opportunity to apply for the SIGEVO Executive Committee. During the last few years I have been actively taking part in the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in terms of Program Committee membership and workshop organization. Moreover, I organized the EMO track at GECCO in 2015 and 2016 with EMO being one of my primary areas of research. Very much related, I will organize the EMO conference in Münster 2017. If elected to the EC, I will support SIGEVO by

  • working on further increasing visibility of the field of Evolutionary Computation,
  • organizing specific tracks and workshops at GECCO and / or FOGA,
  • giving tutorials at GECCO such as on Exploratory Landscape Analysis in 2017,
  • supporting ACM journal publications in terms of reviewing activities,
  • collaborating with ACM-W,
  • joint activities with other institutions and conferences in order to foster interdisciplinary research.

Moreover, I would like to work on intensifying the connection between Computational Intelligence Research and Data Science, more specificially handling Big Data challenges and practical issues by making use of the interplay with Machine Learning techniques.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Lee Spector

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1992, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Professor of Computer Science, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 1992 – Present;
Editor-in-Chief, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, Springer, New York, NY (actually global), 2009 – Present;
Adjunct Professor and Associated Five-College Graduate Faculty member, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2007 – Present.

Professional Interest:
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation; Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life; Cognitive Science; Computation in the Arts; Quantum Computation.

ACM Activities:
SIGEVO Executive Committee member, SIGEVO, 2005 – Present;
GECCO Program Committee member, SIGEVO, 2005 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member, IEEE, 2011 – Present;
Program Committee member for AAAI, ECAI, EuroGP, EvoMUSART, etc., Various, 1996 – Present.

Awards Received::
Gold medal, GECCO-2008 Human-Competitive Results competition, 2008;
Fellow, International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 2004;
Gold medal, GECCO-2004 Human-Competitive Results competition, 2004;
NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, 2003.

STATEMENT

I would be honored to serve another term on the SIGEVO Executive Committee, on which I have served since its formation. I served on the ISGEC Executive Board before the establishment of SIGEVO, and in a variety of capacities for GECCO including Proceedings Editor-in-Chief. I also work to promote the field in my role as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines.

In addition to my field-specific expertise I bring broader experience including background in cognitive science, philosophy, and art, an emphasis on teaching undergraduates, and service in academic administration including work as a dean. I believe that this breadth has allowed me to make unique contributions to the governance of SIGEVO.

Our field is making great strides both in theoretical understanding and in practical results. It is poised to make more significant and conspicuous contributions to several areas of science and engineering in the near future. In order to take advantage of this moment we must guide the field in ways that maintain and strengthen its scientific integrity, while also remaining open to innovation and creativity. I would be pleased to contribute to this effort through another term on the Executive Committee.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Christian Gagné

Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Université Laval, 2005, Electrical Engineering.

Professional Experience:
Associate Professor (tenured), Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2008 – Present;
Research Analyst, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., Richmond, BC, Canada, 2007 – 2008;
Consultant, Informatique WGZ Inc., Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2006 – 2007.

Professional Interest:
Genetic Programming; Evolutionary Machine Learning; Deep Learning; Bayesian Optimization; Pattern Recognition.

ACM Activities:
GECCO Web Task Force (ad hoc), SIGEVO, 2015 – Present;
GECCO 2014 Publicity Chair, SIGEVO, 2012 – 2014;
GECCO 2011 DETA Track Co-chair, SIGEVO, 2010 – 2011;
GECCO 2010 Competition Chair, SIGEVO, 2009 – 2010.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Editorial Board, GPEM Journal, 2013 – Present.

Awards Received:
GECCO 2009 Best paper award, Real-World Application Track, 2009;
GECCO 2002 Best paper award, Evolvable Hardware Track, 2002.

STATEMENT

I have been involved in GECCO in many ways, being local chair at Montreal in 2009, competition chair in 2010, and publicity chair in 2014. I am currently involved in the development of a new Web infrastructure that is supporting SIGEVO conferences. I have also improved the presence of evolutionary art at GECCO, was founding track co-chair of the DETA track in 2011, and organized the Evolutionary Art, Design, and Creativity Competition from 2009 to 2013. I feel a duty to support GECCO, being quite attached to the event and having presented many papers (11 full papers/posters and 2 workshop papers) in the last 15 years.

My motivation for becoming a member of the SIGEVO governing board is to pursue the improvement of the conferences. I would propose to reconsider the current full paper/posters format at GECCO, as I think it has some flaws that require fixing. I was a strong supporter of the strict submission deadline implemented in 2014, and being on the governing board, I would promote integrating modern reviewing procedures found in the top tier conferences (e.g., NIPS, ICML, AAAI), such as author rebuttals and reviewers’ involvement in the decisions.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Juan J. Merelo-Guervós

University of Granada, Spain

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of Granada, 1994, Physics.

Professional Experience:
Professor, University of Granada, Spain, 2008 – Present;
Assistant Professor, University of Granada, Spain, 1997 – 2008;
Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Granada, Almería/Granada, Spain, 1988 – 1997.

Professional Interest:
Complex Networks; Evolutionary Algorithms; Distributed Computing; Open Science; Computational Intelligence in Games.

ACM Activities:
GECCO PES Session Co-chair, SIGEVO, 2015 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member, PPSN Steering Committee, 2002 – Present;
General Chair, Evostar 2014 in Granada, Spain, 2013 – 2014.

Awards Received:
Google Computer Science for High School Prize, 2014;
Best paper award, ECTA 2012, Barcelona, Spain (INSTICC), 2012;
Human-competitive awards nominee, 2016.

STATEMENT

I submitted a paper to the first GECCO, in 1999. Although the paper was accepted, I had just had my third daughter and, thus, could not attend. I came back in 2002 as a member of the program committee, but once again did not attend. I have been involved with GECCO since its inception, but I attended for the first time in 2007, when I delivered two tutorials. I also delivered tutorials in 2015 and 2016. In addition to my presence in GECCO, I contributed to the SIG evolutions with the first article on the Evolutionary Computation (EC) coauthorship network, and a primer on the programming language Perl for Evolutionary algorithms. I have contributed to the field by releasing several open source evolutionary computation libraries, including NodEO in Node/JavaScript. I have participated in several EC conferences every year since 1992. I have also been committed to free software and open science. As member of the governing board, I intend to encourage adoption of open science procedures among the EC community as a path for opening our community to society and enhancing reproducibility. Gender balance has also been one of my main concerns, and I will support long-term programs towards parity.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Carlos Artemio Coello Coello

CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Tulane University, 1996, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Professor with Distinction, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico, 2001 – Present;
Researcher, LANIA, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, 1998 – 2000;
Senior Research Fellow, Plymouth Engineering Design Centre, Plymouth, UK, 1998.

Professional Interest:
Evolutionary multi-objective optimization; Constrained evolutionary optimization; Evolutionary optimization; Particle swarm optimization; Differential evolution.

ACM Activities:
Chair of the Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization Track, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2011;
Chair of the Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization Track, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2006.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member of the Administrative Committee, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2016 – 2018;
Chair of the Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2010 – 2011;
Member of the Presidential Scientific Advisory Board, Office of the President of Mexico, 2013 – Present.

Awards Received:
TWAS Award in Engineering Sciences, 2016;
IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, 2013;
Mexico's National Medal of Science in Exact Sciences, 2012;
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Best Paper Award, 2015.

STATEMENT

I have participated in the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) since its first edition (in 1999). Before SIGEVO was created in 2005, I was already a member of the International Society on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. I have been a member of the Association for Computing Machinery for more than 20 years. At GECCO, I have delivered tutorials since 2002 and I was the chair of the Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization (EMO) track in 2006 and 2011. I also received the best paper award at the EMO track three times. If elected to the Executive Committee of SIGEVO, I'll put all of my energy and experience towards helping SIGEVO in every possible way. In particular, my experience organizing international conferences (e.g., General Chair of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation in 2013 and the International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization in 2005) may be valuable.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Anne Auger

Inria, Paris, France

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University Paris 6, 2005, Mathematics.

Professional Experience:
Senior Research Scientist, Inria, Paris, France, 2009 – 2016;
Junior Research Scientist, Inria, Paris, France, 2006 – 2009;
Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, 2004 – 2006.

Professional Interest:
Continuous Optimization; Evolution Strategies; Theory; Benchmarking.

ACM Activities:
Track Chair, GECCO-2013, GECCO 2014, SIGEVO, 2013 – 2014;
Proceedings Chair, GECCO conference, SIGEVO, 2012;
Track Chair, GECCO-2011, SIGEVO, 2011;
Member, SIGEVO Executive Committee, SIGEVO, 2011 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 2007 – Present;
Program Committee, PSSN 2018.

Awards Received:
Best Paper Award at the ACM-GECCO conference, 2011.

STATEMENT

It is my great pleasure to run for Executive Committee (EC) member of SIGEVO. I’ve been an active member of the community for several years. I served as track chair (for the theory and ESEP tracks) and also as publicity chair. I have been regularly giving tutorials at GECCO and organized workshops.

I value the SIGEVO community because of its nice balance between open-mindness and scientific standards. I think those are two important ingredients for significant scientific discoveries to be made. I will therefore be happy to continue to serve the community if elected to the EC of SIGEVO.

I am also active in the mathematical programming community. If elected, I will push further bridges between both communities.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Thomas Bartz-Beielstein

TH Köln, University of Applied Sciences, Germany

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), TU Dortmund University, 2005, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Shareholder, Bartz & Bartz GmbH, Germany, 2014 – Present;
Speaker, Research Center Computational Intelligence plus, Germany, 2012 – Present;
Professor, Applied Mathematics, TH Köln, Germany, 2006 – Present.

Professional Interest:
Computational Intelligence; Simulation; Optimization; Statistical Analysis; Applied Mathematics.

ACM Activities:
Organizer of the GECCO Industrial Challenge, SIGEVO, 2011 – Present;
Event Chair, Evolutionary Computation in Practice Track, SIGEVO, 2008 – Present;
Tutorials Evolutionary Computation in Practice, SIGEVO, 2005 – 2013;
GECCO Program Committee Member, Session Chair, SIGEVO, 2004 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Program Chair, International Conference Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, 2014;
Program Chair, International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics, TU Dortmund University, 2006;
Member, Special Interest Group Computational Intelligence, VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft für Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik, 2008 – Present.

Awards Received::
Innovation Partner, State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 2013;
One of the top 20 researchers in applied science by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, 2017.

STATEMENT

I feel honored to be nominated as a candidate for the Executive Committee in the 2017 SIGEVO election. As a member of the SIGEVO board I plan to extend the cooperation with partners from industry and extend the support of young researchers as follows:

  1. Industry:  I will use my industrial contacts to support ACM SIGEVO events, e.g., the Evolutionary Computation in Practice track at GECCO. Over the last decade, I was able to build a strong research team (SPOTSeven Lab, see spotseven.org) and establish strong connections to partners in industry. This cooperation resulted in ten research projects with total project budgets of several million euros. I am planning to use the increasing popularity of methods from evolutionary computation (EC), e.g., deep learning and data mining techniques, as a door opener for long term cooperation in many industrial fields.
  2. Junior scientists:  I plan to increase educational activities for young researchers, e.g., organizing tutorials, workshops, and challenges. I am looking forward to promoting sound tools for scientific research (experimental algorithmics) especially for beginners in the field of EC. Events such as the GECCO industrial challenge can be used to attract both partners from industry and young scientists.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Kenneth O. Stanley

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2004, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Associate Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2011 – Present;
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2006 – 2011;
Postdoctoral Research, University of Texas at Austin, TX, 2004 – 2006.

Professional Interest:
Evolutionary Computation; Neural Networks; Neuroevolution; Quality Diversity; Open-ended evolution.

ACM Activities:
Executive Committee Member, SIGEVO, 2011 – 2017;
Track Chair at GECCO (Alife track), SIGEVO, 2013 – 2014;
Track Chair and Track Co-founder at GECCO (GDS Track), SIGEVO, 2007 – 2009;
Tutorial Organizer (GECCO GDS Tutorial) - except 2011, SIGEVO, 2008 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Technical Committee Member, IEEE CIS Technical Committee on Games, 2011 – Present;
Technical Committee Vice-Chair, IEEE CIS Technical Committee on Games, 2011 – 2013.

Awards Received::
ACM Computing Reviews Editor’s Pick (for book), 2016;
GECCO Best Paper, Alife Track, 2014;
IJCNN Best Student Paper Award, 2012;
ACM Distinguished Speaker, 2011.

STATEMENT

I am pleased to have this opportunity to continue as a member of the SIGEVO Executive Committee. The newly-formed GECCO Complex Systems track is the home of a vibrant academic community with many exciting new ideas that is genuinely unique to GECCO as compared to at any other conference. I have participated in building this community for many years, for example by co-founding the former GECCO Generative and Developmental Systems track in 2007 (which eventually merged in Complex Systems). My first goal in continuing on the committee would be to represent and advance the aspirations of this community, which I think is an important component of GECCO's overall character. My second goal is to improve the prestige and prominence of GECCO overall as the premiere conference in its area. Flagship conferences in many areas of computer science are regarded with a great deal of respect and prestige, and I think GECCO deserves a place at that table.

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Candidate for Executive Committee

Una-May O'Reilly

MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Carleton University, 1995, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Principal Research Scientist, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2008 – Present;
Research Scientist, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1999 – 2007;
Post Doctoral Associate, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1996 – 1999.

Professional Interest:
Evolutionary Computation; Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence.

ACM Activities:
Vice-Chair, SIGEVO, 2012 – Present;
Executive Committee, SIGEVO, 2004 – Present;
Secretary, SIGEVO, 2009 – 2011;
GECCO Chair, SIGEVO, 2005.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Editor, Area Editor for Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 2000 – Present;
Editor, Evolutionary Computation Journal (MIT Press), 2003 – Present;
Action Editor, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 2005 – Present.

Awards Received:
ISGEC Fellow (in Junior, < 40 category) (ISGEC evolved to SIGEVO), 2004;
EvoStar Award: Outstanding Achievements in Evolutionary Computation, 2013;
Best Paper GP Track, GECCO, 2014 Best Innovative App Paper: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, 2015.

STATEMENT

I would be honored to continue to serve members of SIGEVO as a representative on the SIGEVO executive council. If elected I will run to continue serving as SIGEVO Vice-Chair. I wish to serve because I am committed to contributing to SIGEVO’s administration, conferences, awards and other activities. These collectively contribute to making evolutionary computation a vibrant, growing, responsible, highly recognized and respected field with significant participation from academia and impact on industry. I believe SIGEVO through GECCO should serve a broad constituency: engineers, scientists, academics, corporate employees, entrepreneurs, students, teachers, researchers by being inclusive, innovative, instructive and flexible. I regularly publish evolutionary computation research and I have an extensive record of service to SIGEVO. I have been on the board since its inception. I chaired GECCO 2005, served on the GECCO business committee in 2007-2011. I was GECCO 2010 tutorial chair. I co-founded the Women@GECCO workshop. I am launching a program called EvoInAction for school children which I hope will grow to include material and participation from SIGEVO members.

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