Moshe Sipper is a Professor of Computer Science
at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
He received his B.A. degree from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology,
and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Tel Aviv University, all
in computer science.
During 1995–2001 he was a Senior Researcher at the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
Dr. Sipper's current research focuses on evolutionary computation, mainly as applied to
At some point or other he also did research in the following areas:
artificial neural networks,
Dr. Sipper has published over 140 scientific papers,
and is the author of three books:
Evolved to Win,
Machine Nature: The Coming Age of Bio-Inspired Computing,
Evolution of Parallel Cellular Machines:
The Cellular Programming Approach.
He is an Associate Editor of
the IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games
and Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines,
an Editorial Board Member of Memetic Computing,
and a past Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation.
Dr. Sipper won the 1999 EPFL Latsis Prize, the 2008 BGU
Toronto Prize for Academic Excellence in Research, and five
Awards—Human-Competitive Results Produced by Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
(Gold, 2011; Bronze, 2009; Bronze, 2008; Silver, 2007; Bronze, 2005).
Moshe Sipper has recently published his first novel,
Xor: The Shape of Darkness,
recounting the adventures of Lewis Nash who, on his twelfth birthday, discovers he's a Shaper from Xor. He also writes short-short science fiction and fantasy stories, available at the blog site
To Make a Long Story Short.
Some of Moshe's musings regarding
science, research, and complex systems can be found here.
This is his
written in Fortran and run on a CDC mainframe using