Date & Time

Wed, 12/01/2010
5:30-7:00 p.m.


During his 25-year career at the forefront of evolutionary computing, Dr. David Fogel has used advanced simulation techniques to generate unique solutions to complex problems in medicine, homeland security, and finance. The choices and routes to those solutions have sometimes involved ethical dilemmas. Developers of new technologies often grapple with quandaries regarding finances, regulation, licensing, and marketing. Dr. Fogel will begin with a brief overview of evolutionary computing before addressing specific cases that illustrate issues of principle, and then he will engage the audience in a discussion of an engineering ethical dilemma he is facing currently.



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David Fogel
Natural Selection, Inc.

Dr. Fogel is the co-founder and chairman of Natural Selection, Inc., the world’s leading company in the bio-inspired computing field. He is the author of over 200 publications and six books, including the acclaimed Blondie24: Playing at the Edge of AI. His numerous honors include an IEEE Technical Field Award. He received his Ph.D. in engineering sciences from UC San Diego in 1992, and he has taught several courses at the university in probability and statistics. He holds a commercial pilot’s license with an instrument rating, and he learned to count cards at blackjack at age 14.

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