Celebration of John Holland's 80th Birthday
Add to Google Calendar
Hosted by Scott Page and Carl Simon
Speakers at this event include Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor and past President, Santa Fe Institute: "size matters: Growth, Innovation and the Pace of Life from Cells to Cities and Corporations; is it Sustainable?" Melanie Mitchell, External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute and Professor of Computer Science,Portland State University: "complexity: A Guided Tour" and John Holland, Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Trustee, Santa Fe Institute: "past and Future"
John Holland has devoted his life to interdisciplinary study. He was one of the first in the world to earn a PhD in computer science. His invention of genetic algorithms and, more generally, evolutionary computation, led to the growth of a new sub-discipline of computer science with applications in areas ranging from engineering design to biotechnology. His book Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems (1975) is a classic in the field. He was instrumental in developing interdisciplinary research at the University of Michigan and is a founding member of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems.
We are pleased to host this special event in honor of a great friend, scholar, and pioneering thinker in complex systems.