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Stephanie Forrest to Become CS Dept. Chair

September 15, 2005

Effective July 1st, 2006, Professor Stephanie Forrest will become the CS Dept. chair. Prof. Forrest is widely known for her interdisciplinary research in adaptive systems, focusing on immunology and security. Educated at the University of Michigan, she has been a member of the CS Dept. faculty for 16 years, is currently a part-time researcher at the Santa Fe Institute, and served one year as its Interim Vice President. She received an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award early in her career, is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Senior Fellow of the International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, and a patent holder, among many other accomplishments.