David B. Fogel
A pioneer in evolutionary programming, Dr. David B. Fogel has helped develop important theoretical foundations and applications ranging from signal processing to weapons launch sequence planning to pharmaceutical design. In his best-known academic work, Blondie24, a computer taught itself to play checkers competitively with human experts. He has produced more than 200 publications in the field, notably 'Evolutionary Computation: Toward a New Philosophy of Machine Intelligence.' He served as the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and now serves as the IEEE/Wiley series editor on computational intelligence and holds a patent for hardware design for evolutionary optimization of a neural network.
An IEEE Fellow, he serves on the Editorial Board of Proceedings of the IEEE and as vice president of publications for the IEEE Neural Networks Society. Dr. Fogel is the CEO and co-founder of Natural Selection, Inc., in La Jolla, California.