SFI Professor David Wolpert has been named a fellow of the Institute of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2016.

Wolpert was selected for contributions to optimization, machine learning, distributed control, and game theory. The elevation of an IEEE member to fellowship recognizes that scientist’s extraordinary record of accomplishments, and the number of fellows selected in any one year represents less than one-tenth of one percent of the IEEE voting membership.

At SFI, Wolpert leads research on information, thermodynamics, and the evolution of complexity in biological systems. His work investigates what features are common to all processes that drive complexity increases through time. Before his professorship at SFI, Wolpert was an Ulam scholar at the Los Alamos Center for Nonlinear Studies.

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