Organisers

Westley Weimer

Westley Weimer is a Professor at the University of Michigan He recently moved from the University of Virginia. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include reducing the costs associated with software development at scale (particularly through automated program repair) as well as program analysis, formal veri cation, and human linguistic and visual interaction with software. He is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery and his work has led to over ten thousand citations and several awards, including three ‘Humies’ for his work on using Genetic Improvement for bug xing. He also organised the second and third Genetic Improvement Workshops.

  • Location: University of Michigan
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Bill Langdon

Bill Langdon is a Professorial Research Associate at University College London. He has been working on genetic programming since 1993. His PhD was the rst book to be published in John Koza and Dave Goldberg’s book series. He has previously run the GP track for GECCO 2001 and was programme chair for GECCO 2002 having previously chaired EuroGP for 3 years. More recently he has edited SIGEVO’s FOGA and run the computational intelligence on GPUs (CIGPU 2008–2012) and EvoPAR workshops. His books include A Field Guide to Genetic Programming, Foundations of Genetic Programming and Advances in Genetic Programming 3. He also maintains the genetic programming bibliography. His current research uses GP to genetically improve existing software, CUDA, search based software engineering and Bioinformatics.

  • Location: UCL
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Katie Stolee

Kathryn (Katie) Stolee is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. Previously, she was the Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research interests include program analysis, program repair, code search, and empirical software engineering. Her general interests include hiking, coffee, and chocolate.

Justyna Petke

Justyna Petke is an EPSRC Research Fellow, conducting research in genetic improvement. She has a doctorate in Computer Science from University of Oxford and is now at the Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing (CREST) in University College London. She has published on applications of genetic improvement. Her work on the subject was awarded a Silver and a Gold ’Humie’ at GECCO 2014 and GECCO 2016 as well as an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ISSTA 2015. She also organised the first three Genetic Improvement Workshops.

  • Location: UCL
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