Category Archives: BEACON in the News

Kalyanmoy Deb honored with IEEE Computational Intelligence Pioneer Award

BEACON’s own Professor Kalyanmoy Deb, the Koenig Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, was honored today by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. At the World Congress of Computational Intelligence meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, … Continue reading

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Two BEACONites receive awards from Web of Science for their publication records

We are very excited to congratulate two amazing researchers, Amir Gandomi and Kalyanmoy Deb for their recent awards from Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, and owner of Web of Science. Amir Gandomi was named a 2017 Clarivate … Continue reading

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BEACON’s Paul Turner honored at Yale University

This post is written by MSU postdoc Zachary Blount. In July, BEACON Faculty Affiliate Paul E. Turner was named as Yale University’s first Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Named in honor of the school’s namesake, Elihu Yale, a … Continue reading

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Kalyanmoy Deb, BEACON’s Koenig Endowed Chair Professor, has crossed 100,000 citations

Kalyanmoy Deb, Koenig Endowed Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a BEACON member, has crossed 100,000 citation mark according to Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=paTAXiIAAAAJ&hl=en). He is one of the two faculty members in the College of Engineering, and one … Continue reading

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James Foster Honored at EvoStar Conference in Amsterdam

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, BEACON’s Lead at University of Idaho, Prof. James Foster, was honored by SPECIES, the professional organization that sponsors the annual EvoStar Conference, at its the 20th annual Evostar Conference, this year held in Amsterdam. He was one of … Continue reading

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Judi Brown Clarke receives Excellence in Diversity Award

We are proud to congratulate BEACON’s Diversity Director Judi Brown Clarke for receiving the Individual Sustained Effort Toward Excellence in Diversity. The Excellence in Diversity Award program recognizes outstanding efforts of faculty, students, and staff at MSU who are committed … Continue reading

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Charles Ofria named one of the 2017 William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty

We are proud to congratulate BEACON’s Deputy Director Charles Ofria for being named a 2017 William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award winner. Charles Ofria is recognized internationally for his research at the interface of computer science and evolutionary biology. He … Continue reading

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Bio-inspired computation

BEACON Distinguished Postdoc Amir Gandomi was recently interviewed about his work in Zygote Quarterly, after his talk at the 1st NASA Biomimicry Summit and Education Forum, called “an uncommon event of cross-fertilization co-sponsored by the NASA Glenn Research Center, Great Lakes … Continue reading

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Historic $12.7 million gift to BEACON Center, MSU College of Engineering

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 a previous cash gift of $2 million, bringing his total giving to … Continue reading

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Dr. Judi Brown Clarke as a 2016 Sequoyah Fellow

This post is written by BEACON postdoc Wendy Smythe On November 12th, Drs. Kenneth Poff and Holly Schaffer nominated BEACON Diversity Director, Dr. Judi Brown Clarke as a 2016 Sequoyah Fellow at the 2016 American Indian Science and Engineering Society … Continue reading

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