John H. Holland
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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John Henry Holland (b. February 2, 1929, Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.) holds the titles of Professor of Psychology and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also serves as an External Professor and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico, USA. He received his Bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Physics in 1950 and a Master's degree from University of Michigan in Math in 1954. In 1959 he was the recipient of the first computer science Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Holland was awarded the Louis E. Levy Medal in 1961, was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1992, and is a fellow of the World Economic Forum. He serves on the International Academic Advisory Board of the Academy for Mathematics and Systems Sciences of the Chinese Academy.
Holland is one of the fathers of genetic algorithms research, and is known for his development of what has been called "Holland's schema theorem". Holland's work has focused on using mathematical models and computer simulation to study cognitive processes and complex adaptive systems more generally.
He frequently lectures around the world, speaking on open questions in the study of complex adaptive systems.
- Genetic Algorithms. Not published yet.
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<review> Email: jholland [at] umich.edu </review>