Dr. Alexander Lalejini
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.
Reviewer for journals and conferences, including Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Artificial Life, the Genetic and Evolutionary Computing Conference, and the Artificial Life Conference.
Playing board games, traveling, exploring the local food scene, hiking, and biking.
- Introductory programming
- Algorithm engineering
- Evolutionary computing
- Artificial life