Moshe Sipper

Moshe Sipper (מֹשֶׁה זִיפֶּר) is a professor of artificial intelligence who has published 7 books, 210+ scientific publications, and 80+ essays and stories on Medium. Cited as a top scientist, he has won multiple awards and advised close to 40 graduate students.

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​Moshe Sipper is a professor of Computer Science at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He received the BA degree from the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, and the MSc and PhD degrees from Tel Aviv University, all in computer science. During 1995–2001 he was a senior researcher at the EPFL (Switzerland), and during 2016-2020 he was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

​Dr. Sipper’s current research focuses on evolutionary computation, machine learning, artificial intelligence​, and deep learning. At some point or other he also did research in: artificial life, artificial self-replication, bio-inspired computing, cellular automata, cellular computing, embryonic electronics, evolvable hardware, fuzzy logic, games, robotics, and software engineering.

Dr. Sipper has authored over 210 scientific publications, including the books: “Evolved to Win”, “Machine Nature: The Coming Age of Bio-Inspired Computing”, and “Evolution of Parallel Cellular Machines: The Cellular Programming Approach”. He has supervised close to 40 graduate students, and taught numerous basic and advanced courses in computer science, both undergraduate and graduate.

Dr. Sipper is an associate editor of the journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, and was an associate editor of the journals: IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary ComputationIEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, and Memetic Computing. He organized and chaired several conferences and has served on the program committees of close to 150 conferences. He has also served as a reviewer for nearly 40 journals and funding agencies.

Dr. Sipper won many awards, including the 2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding TCIAIG Paper Award, the 2008 BGU Toronto Prize for Academic Excellence in Research, the 1999 EPFL Latsis Prize, and 6 HUMIE Awards (Human-Competitive Results Produced by Genetic and Evolutionary Computation). He has been cited as a top scientist, appears in the top 2% in the Mendeley list, and was one of 5 Scientists At The Forefront Of Computing And AI.​

Dr. Sipper is the author of four fiction books: “Fredric: A Collection of Flash Fiction”, “Daniel Max and the King in the Tower”, “Xor: The Shape of Darkness”, and “The Peaceful Affair”. He regularly publishes short pieces of popular science, science fiction, philosophy of AI, and humor on Medium. He is also a cartoonist and has been known to sing.

A little perspective. That's it. I'd like some fresh, clear, well-seasoned perspective. Can you suggest a good wine to go with that?
​— Anton Ego, Ratatouille
All animals are under stringent selection pressure to be as stupid as they can get away with.
​— ​Peter Watts, Echopraxia
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