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Climate Change Studied in a Digital Environment

Friday, June 30, 2017

Emily Dolson is a doctoral student earning dual degrees in computer science and in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior at Michigan State University. She is also part of the BEACON Center for…

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MSU’s Deb, Student Earn International IEEE Award

Friday, June 23, 2017
Himanshu Jain (L) and Kalyanmoy Deb (R)

Kalyanmoy Deb, Koenig Endowed Chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his student co-author, Himanshu Jain, received the “IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award”…

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MSU’s Boughman Elected VP of Evolution Group

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Jenny Boughman

MSU integrative biologist Jenny Boughman has been elected vice president of the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE). The SSE is the premier international professional society for…

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$12.7M Gift for Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Computation

Thursday, December 8, 2016
John Koza

The Michigan State University College of Engineering has received its largest individual gift in the history of the college. A $10.7 million bequest from a California entrepreneur joins…

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Banzhaf, Leader in Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Joins MSU

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Wolfgang Banzhaf

Michigan State University has hired the first endowed chair in genetic programming in the United States. Wolfgang Banzhaf, most recently with Memorial University of Newfoundland, will be the first…

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New Finding Shows Males Can Drive Creation of New Species

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
fish

Evolutionary biologists often debate on whether sexual selection can lead to new species. Most studies have focused on natural selection or, for the few studies that considered sexual…

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Hintze Studying Evolution of Natural and Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Arend Hintze recently was named assistant professor, Department of Integrative Biology, in the College of Natural Science, after serving as a post-doctoral researcher with the Michigan State-based BEACON…

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MSU Awarded $1M to Study Science Education Project

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Louise Mead, education director of the BEACON Center, helps students work with data. Mead is an evolutionary biologist, a researcher and an educator. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Schultheis.

“Data Nuggets rock, and now we can investigate how and why,” said Louise Mead, education director of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, a…

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Loss of Species’ Sex Signals May Lead to Extinction

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
three graduate students

Sending signals to the opposite sex isn’t always a trait that’s passed on to animals’ offspring, according to new research conducted at Michigan State University. Animal sex signals,…

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Tortoise Approach Works Best – Even for Evolution

Monday, May 11, 2015

When it comes to winning evolutionary fitness races, the tortoise once again prevails over the hare. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,…

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