Dr. Christoph Adami, Featured Speaker at Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series on April 9th
North Carolina A&T State University College of Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in McNair Auditorium. Dr. Christoph Adami, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Professor of Physics and Astronomy, at Michigan State University will be the keynote speaker for the event. His topic will be “A New Path Towards Machine Intelligence.”
The Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series brings nationally recognized leaders to the College of Engineering to illuminate topics in the STEM fields that produce innovations and advance research for the region and the world.
"The speakers of this exciting series were selected because of the relevance of their areas of expertise to faculty, students, and professionals from multiple disciplines within North Carolina A&T State University and throughout the greater Piedmont Triad area,” said Dr. Robin N. Coger, dean of the College of Engineering. “We hope our friends, neighbors, and colleagues will join us for the seminars, and thus participate in the exchange of ideas that this Distinguished Speaker Series was designed to inspire."
An accomplished researcher, Adami pioneered the application of methods from information theory to the study of evolution, and designed the “Avida” system that launched the use of digital life as a tool for investigating basic questions in evolutionary biology. He wrote the textbook “Introduction to Artificial Life” (Springer, 1998), and is the recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal as well as a fellow of the AAAS in 2011.
Adami earned his PhD and M.A. in theoretical physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Diplom in Physics from Bonn University (Germany).