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engineer , computer scientist

Dr. David B. Fogel , is a pioneer in evolutionary computation.


Fogel, David Bruce was born on February 2, 1964 in La Jolla, California, United States. Son of Lawrence J. and Eva M. Fogel.


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University California Santa Barbara, 1985. Master of Science in Engineering, University California San Diego, 1990. CPhil in Engineering, University California San Diego, 1991.

Doctor of Philosophy of Engineering, University California San Diego, 1992.


He is currently CEO of Natural Selection, Inc. He is probably best known for his research project, Blondie24, in which a machine evolved itself into an expert checkers player. Dr. Fogel was the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, and general chairman for the 2002 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence.

He is the author of six books and over 200 publications in evolutionary computing and neural networks. Dr. Fogel was president of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2008-2009.


  • Dr. Fogel is a Fellow of the IEEE, and received the 2004 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award.



Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (editor proceedings 1994, chairman Oceanic Engineering Society San Diego 1991-1993), Evolutionary Programming Society (president 1991-1994, past president 1994-1995, secretary since 1995), American Association Artificial Intelligence, Society Computer Simulation, New York Academy of Sciences, American Museum Natural History, Sigma Xi.


Lawrence J.

Eva M. Fogel