Public Lecture and Plenary
Title: A Survey of Applications and Future Directions of Computational Intelligence
Speaker: Dr. Gary Fogel
Computational intelligence (CI) has a rich history of inspiration from natural systems. While the field continues to grow with new inspiration and methods, application of CI to real-world problems also continues to increase. CI is used on a daily basis in everything from rice cookers to electronic games, by transportation companies and financial analysts, in drug design and diagnostics. While these "non-traditional" methods of decision making accelerate to the marketplace, their acceptance requires and understanding of the advantages and limitations of CI approaches. This survey will introduce the public to CI methods and provide the necessary background to appreciate and understand their current and possible future applications in society.
Gary B. Fogel is Chief Executive Officer of Natural Selection, Inc. in San Diego, California. He received a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998. His current research interests are the broad application of computational intelligence approaches to industry, medicine, and defense, focusing mainly on biomedical and chemical applications. As its CEO, Natural Selection, Inc. received the inaugural Outstanding Organization Award of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2011. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications including the co-edited books Evolutionary Computation in Bioinformatics (Morgan Kauffman, 2003) and Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics (Wiley-IEEE Press, 2008). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal BioSystems for four years. He is on the editorial board for IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, and has served on the editorial boards of 6 other journals, including serving on the inaugural editorial board for the journal IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. He has chaired 4 conferences, including the 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, and been involved with the organizational management of 9 other conferences. He currently serves as Vice President, Conferences for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.