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Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
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Evolution in Action: Past, Present and Future

A Festschrift in Honor of Erik D. Goodman

Editors: Banzhaf, W., Cheng, B., Deb, K., Holekamp, K., Lenski, R.E., Ofria, C., Pennock, R., Punch, B., Whittaker, D. (Eds.)

  • Festschrift dedicated to Erik D. Goodman, founding director of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, a pioneering NSF Science and Technology Center headquartered at Michigan State University
  • Suitable for researchers and graduate students in Computer Science, Biology, and Engineering engaged with the study of evolution and how it may be applied to solve real-world problems
  • Contributing authors are leading scientists at top institutions in the US and worldwide
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This edited research monograph brings together contributions from computer scientists, biologists, and engineers who are engaged with the study of evolution and how it may be applied to solve real-world problems. It also serves as a Festschrift dedicated to Erik D. Goodman, the founding director of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, a pioneering NSF Science and Technology Center headquartered at Michigan State University. The contributing authors are leading experts associated with the center, and they serve in top research and industrial establishments across the US and worldwide.

 

Part I summarizes the history of the BEACON Center, with refreshingly personal chapters that describe Erik's working and leadership style, and others that discuss the development and successes of the center in the context of research funding, projects, and careers. The chapters in Part II deal with the evolution of genomes and evolvability. The contributions in Part III discuss the evolution of behavior and intelligence. Those in Part IV concentrate on the evolution of communities and collective dynamics. The chapters in Part V discuss selected evolutionary computing applications in domains such as arts and science, automated program repair, cybersecurity, mechatronics, and genomic prediction. Part VI deals with evolution in the classroom, using creativity in research, and responsible conduct in research training. The book concludes with a special chapter from Erik Goodman, a short biography that concentrates on his personal positive influences and experiences throughout his long career in academia and industry.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

Table of contents (38 chapters)
  • 2010: A BEACON Odyssey

    Pages 3-17

    Lenski, Richard E.

  • A Strong Director Facilitates the Successes of All BEACON Members: A Personal Example

    Pages 19-32

    Holekamp, Kay E.

  • BEACON: Using Diversity as an Evolutionary Tool for a High-Performing Science and Technology Center

    Pages 33-44

    Clarke, Judi Brown (et al.)

  • Threading Together a Successful NSF-Funded Science and Technology Center: The Impact of Dr. Erik Goodman

    Pages 45-51

    Farrell-Cole, Patricia L. (et al.)

  • How BEACON Shaped my Research and Career Trajectory

    Pages 53-55

    Rojas, Connie A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution in Action: Past, Present and Future
Book Subtitle
A Festschrift in Honor of Erik D. Goodman
Editors
  • Wolfgang Banzhaf
  • Betty Cheng
  • Kalyanmoy Deb
  • Kay Holekamp
  • Richard E Lenski
  • Charles Ofria
  • Robert Pennock
  • Bill Punch
  • Danielle Whittaker
Series Title
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39831-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39831-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39830-9
Series ISSN
1932-0167
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 607
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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