Dr. Alexander Lalejini

Alexander Lalejini


Contact Information

Office: MAK D-2-206

E-mail Address: [email protected]

Phone Number: (616) 331-4372

Research Interests

My research intersects computer science and evolutionary biology, applying the principles of each field to advance the other. Broadly, my work has three themes: (1) I develop evolutionary models to better understand how natural evolution produces complex traits and behaviors, (2) I apply our understanding of these evolutionary processes to develop algorithms for solving computational problems, and (3) I transfer insights learned from solving engineering problems to direct the evolution of biological communities in the laboratory.

Professional Activities

Reviewer for journals and conferences, including Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Artificial Life, the Genetic and Evolutionary Computing Conference, and the Artificial Life Conference.  

Personal Interests

Playing board games, traveling, exploring the local food scene, hiking, and biking.

Teaching Interests

  • Introductory programming
  • Algorithm engineering
  • Evolutionary computing
  • Artificial life

Recent Publications

Find my recent publications on google scholar or on my website

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