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Here you will find detailed bios of all of our amazing ALife 2020 Organizers!

Dates - July 13-18, 2020
Location - Virtual
Organizers - Vermont Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont
Hashtag - #ALIFE2020

Hosting Organization:
Vermont Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont
Conference Chair:
Josh Bongard, Chair, Morphology, Evolution & Cognition Laboratory, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Vermont
Conference Organizers:
Juniper Lovato, Lead Organizer, UVM Complex Systems Center, Director of Education and Outreach for Complex Systems
Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Co-Organizer, Assistant Professor, UVM Department of Computer Science, The Vermont Complex Systems Center
Radhakrishna Dasari, Technology Chair, University of Vermont
Program Committee Chair:
Lisa Soros, Postdoctoral Researcher, New York University
Senior Program Committee:
Charles Ofria, Professor College of Engineering, Director of the Digital Evolution LaboratoryMichigan State University
Tomas Mikolov, Research Scientist, Facebook
Wolfgang Banzhaf, John R. Koza Chair for Genetic Programming in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University
Phillip Isola, Assistant Professor, MIT
Susan Stepney, Professor of Computer Science, University of York, UK
Takashi Ikegami, Professor and principal investigator of the Ikegami lab, Professor in the Department of General Systems Sciences at the University of Tokyo
David Ha, Research Scientist, Google Brain
Tom Froese, Assistant Professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
Jitka Cejkova, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Peter Andras, Professor of Computer Science and Informatics in the School of Computing and Mathematics of Keele University
Randall (Randy) Beer, Provost Professor, Cognitive Science Program, Program in Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences, Informatics Department, Computer Science, Department, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University Network Science Institute, Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University
Jean-Baptiste Mouret, Inria Senior Researcher
Hiroki Sayama Director, Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems, Professor, Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, Director, Graduate Programs in Systems Science, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Binghamton University;Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University; Affiliate, New England Complex Systems Institute
Special Session Chairs:
Robot Demo Session Chair: Sam Kriegman PhD student, Morphology, Evolution & Cognition Laboratory, University of Vermont
Art Chair:
Clifford Bohm, Staff researcher and PhD Student at Michigan State University
Our Wonderful Conference Volunteers:
Conference Graphics and Design
Rob Babboni, ALife Illustrator
Pete Moore, Pete Moore Designs, Graphic Designer
Conference Logistical Support:
Melissa Rubinchuk, Administrative Support, UVM