John H. Holland
HOLLAND is a professor of psychology and a professor of computer science
and engineering at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and an external
professor at the Santa Fe Institute. His main research interests are
complex adaptive systems (natural and artificial), computer-based models
of cognitive processes, and the construction of models for computer-based
thought experiments. Known widely as the "father of genetic algorithms,"
he is a board member of the International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe
Institute. He has been named a MacArthur Fellow and is a Fellow of the
World Economic Forum. His two most recent books are Emergence:
From Chaos to Order and Hidden
Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity.
Beyond Edge: Festschrift Conference in honor of John H. Holland