Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb, a Beacon researcher and Koenig Endowed Chair Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, received the TWAS Prize in Engineering Sciences from The World Academy of Sciences in a meeting held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 1 October 2013. Prof. Deb received this prize “for his contribution to the development of efficient evolutionary multi-objective optimization techniques for scientific and applied problem-solving tasks.”
Prof. Deb has been working on evolutionary computation since 1987. He has recently moved to Michigan State University from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. His NSGA-II algorithm — an evolutionary based multi-criterion optimization method — is a highly-cited work with more than 4,200 Web of Science citations alone and has been adopted by a number of commercial software companies. His newly established Computational Optimization and Innovation (COIN) Laboratory at MSU plans to promote research and application in this area by collaborating with academia and industries. More information about Prof. Deb’s research on evolutionary optimization can be found on his website.