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Gary B. Fogel, Ph.D.


David B. Fogel, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Scientists

George H. Burgin, Ph.D.

Joe Rothermich

Karl M. Torgerson

Sevan Ficici, Ph.D.

Tim Hays

Staff Scientist

Enoch Liu

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Vincent William (Bill) Porto


Dr. David B. Fogel's experience includes over 25 years of applying computational intelligence methods and statistical experimental design to real-world problems in industry, medicine, and defense. Prior to joining Natural Selection, Inc. in 1993, he was a Systems Analyst for Titan Systems, Inc. (1984-1988), and a Senior Principal Engineer at ORINCON Corporation (1988-1993). He received the Ph.D. in engineering sciences from the University of California at San Diego in 1992, and has subsequently taught undergraduate and graduate courses in evolutionary computation, stochastic processes, and statistical process control. Dr. Fogel has over 200 publications in the technical literature, the majority treating the science and application of evolutionary computation. He is the author of six books, including Blondie24: Playing at the Edge of AI, 2002, Evolutionary Computation: Toward a New Philosophy of Machine Intelligence (third edition), IEEE Press, 2006, How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics (second edition, co-author), Springer, 2005, and Evolutionary Computation: Principles and Practice for Signal Processing (SPIE, 2000) as well as the editor of Evolutionary Computation: The Fossil Record, IEEE Press, 1998, and co-editor-in-chief of the Handbook of Evolutionary Computation, Oxford University Press, 1997.

Dr. Fogel served as the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (1996-2002), which has a circulation of several thousand IEEE members and distribution in libraries internationally. He was the founding president of the Evolutionary Programming Society (1991-1993) and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1999. He was the editor-in-chief of BioSystems (2000-2008), is on the editorial boards of several other technical journals, and was President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Dr. Fogel served as the general chairman for the 2002 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 12-17, 2002, and was general chairman for the 2007 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 1-5, 2007.

Dr. Fogel has received several honors and awards, including the 2002 Sigma Xi Southwest Region Young Investigator Award, the 2003 Sigma Xi San Diego Section Distinguished Scientist Award, the 2003 SPIE Computational Intelligence Pioneer Award, the 2004 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Field Award, the 2007 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Meritorious Service Award, the 2008 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award, and the 2012 CajAstur Mamdani Soft Computing Prize. In 2009, he was voted one of the top-100 most influential alumni in the then 50-year history of UCSD. In 2014, he was voted the most inspirational AI researcher by Lockheed Martin's AI Group and received an honorary professorship from the University of Nottingham.

Selected Publications

Fogel GB, Fogel DB (2011) "Simultated Natural Selection as a Culling Mechanism on Finite Populations with the Hawk-Dove Game," BioSystems, Vol. 104(1), pp.57-62.

Fogel DB, Hays TJ, and Johnson DR (2006) “A Platform for Evolving Intelligently Interactive Adversaries,” BioSystems, Vol. 85, pp. 72-83.

Fogel DB, Hays TJ, Hahn SL, and Quon J (2004) “A Self-Learning Evolutionary Chess Program,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 92(12), pp. 1947-1954.

Chellapilla K and Fogel DB (1999) "Evolution, Neural Networks, Games, and Intelligence," Proceedings of the IEEE, September, pp. 1471-1496.

Fogel DB, Chellapilla K, and Angeline PJ (1999) "Inductive Reasoning and Bounded Rationality Reconsidered," IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 3(2), pp. 142-146.

Fogel DB, Wasson EC, and Boughton EM (1995) "Evolving Neural Networks for Detecting Breast Cancer," Cancer Letters, Vol. 96, pp. 49-53.

BioSystems: Special Issue on the Prisoner's Dilemma, Vol. 37(1-2), 1996. (guest editor)

For more information please see the NSI Publications Library or email Dr. David Fogel at: dfogel [at] natural-selection.com