Full professor, VU Amsterdam
I have a MSc degree in Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. I specialized on Artificial Intelligence in the 1980’s and further focused on Evolutionary Computing in the 1990’s. Currently, I am full professor on the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where I lead the Computational Intelligence Group and visiting professor on the University of York, UK. My active research area is Evolutionary Robotics and Artificial Life. In short, I am working on evolving and learning machines that reproduce, improve themselves, and develop intelligence over time. In particular, I am studying morphologically evolving robots (mainly in simulation) that evolve their bodies and brains simultaneously.