Department of Mechanical Engineering

Erik Goodman

Biography: 

Goodman is Director of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, an NSF Science and Technology Center, which began operation in August, 2010. The center conducts multidisciplinary research on evolution going on in the lab and field, in "digital organisms" in the computer, and in evolutionary computation applied to solution of problems in engineering and computer science. Goodman's personal research centers on evolutionary computation, particularly heterogeneous and parallel genetic algorithms and genetic programming. He is a founder of Red Cedar Technology, Inc., which writes and supports design automation and optimization software for industry. He is also involved in information and communications technology research and outreach in Africa.

Building Name: 
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
City: 
East Lansing
Address: 
567 Wilson Road
E-mail Address: 
Department: 
Electrical and Computing Engineering
Employment Type: 
Faculty
First Name: 
Erik
Last Name: 
Goodman
NetID: 
goodman
Phone: 
(517) 355-6453
Professional Title: 
Professor
Room: 
1440
State: 
MI
Zip: 
48824
Publications: 
Hu, J., E. Goodman, S. Li, and R. Rosenberg, "Automated Synthesis of Mechanical Vibration Absorbers Using Genetic Programming," Artificial Intelligence in Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2008, pp. 207-217
Fan, Z., J. Wang, S. Archiche, E. Goodman, and R. Rosenberg, "Structured Synthesis of MEMS Using Evolutionary Approaches," Journal of Applied Computing, 8, pp. 579-589, January 2008.
Awards: 
MSU Distinguished Faculty Award, 2011, MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Teaching Award, 2007, 2009 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year, named by Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan, Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award from Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, 2005, Senior Fellow, International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 2004