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Erik Goodman

Erik Goodman

Erik Goodman

Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering/Adjunct Professor Mechanical Engineering

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.

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
Education
Ph.D. Computer and Communication Sciences, University of Michigan 1972
M.S. Systems Science, Michigan State University 1968
B.S. Mathematics, Michigan State University 1966
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.