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John H. Holland 1929-2015

John H. Holland

Credit: Santa Fe Institute

John Henry Holland, a pioneer in the study of complex adaptive systems and of what became known as genetic algorithms, died in August at the age of 86.

Holland, a longtime professor of computer science and engineering and professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (where he founded and led the Center for the Study of Complex Systems), also was a Santa Fe Institute (SFI) professor and external professor for many years and, at the time of his passing, a member of the Institute's Board of Trustees and Science Board.


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