Connelly, Beckmann, McKinley receive best paper award

Brian Connelly and Benjamin Beckmann, graduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Philip McKinley, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, received the Best Paper Award in the Artificial Life Track at the 2010 ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, July 2010. Their paper, "Resource Abundance Promotes the Evolution of Public Goods Cooperation," identifies environmental conditions that lead to cooperation among digital organisms. In turn, these computational results have inspired new wet bench experiments with pathogenic bacteria, conducted in the Waters Lab at MSU.

(Date Posted: 2010-07-13)