About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at Grand Valley State University. My research intersects computer science and evolution, applying the principles of each field to advance the other. Broadly, my work focuses on (1) developing digital systems to investigate fundamental questions about how evolution works, (2) harnessing our understanding of evolution to engineer new algorithms to solve challenging computational problems, and (3) facilitating knowledge transfer between the fields of evolutionary biology and evolutionary computing. To learn more, check out my publications or feel free to reach out! Code for all of my projects is open source and available on GitHub (@amlalejini), and the slides for many of my past talks can be found here.

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(photo credit Arrae Photography)