Stephanie Forrest

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data/img/epr.colorlogo.png data/img/sf-ulam-small.jpg Stephanie Forrest has moved to Arizona State University, where she is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Biodesign Center for Biocomputation, Security and Society. She maintains her website here. She is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Professor Forrest received the Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan. Before joining UNM she worked for Teknowledge Inc. and was a Director's Fellow at the Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Professor Forrest is currently a member of the External Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute, and served as Co-chair of its Science Board (2010-2013) and as Interim Vice President (1999-2000). She spent 2013-2014 as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Dept. of State and is currently a board member of the Computing Research Association.

Professor Forrest directs the Adaptive Computation Laboratory at UNM, where she studies adaptive systems, including genetic algorithms, computational immunology, biological modeling, automated software repair, and computer security. She is also a member of the Program in Interdisciplinary Biological & Biomedical Science (PIBBS) and the Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology (CETI).

Some interviews and public talks are available here.
Here are the 2013 Santa FeInstitute Ulam Lectures, on Complexity and the Biology of Computation, which she delivered Sept. 10, 11, 12, 2013.

A somewhat up-to-date Curriculum Vitae is available here.
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Current projects result from the generous support of the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the The Santa Fe Institute.

Office Location

Undergraduate Advising and Career Enrichment Center (UACE), B-48
Office hours: Thu. 11 - 12

Mailing Address

Department of Computer Science
MSC01 1130
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001