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Ronald W. Morrison, Ph.D


Education 
B.S. - Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University
M.B.A. - Management Science, Southern Illinois University
Ph.D. -  Information Technology, George Mason University

Recent Career Accomplishments

  • Served as a senior advisor on software development and software acquisition for several major Defense Department weapons systems and C2 programs.
  • Created a genetic algorithm-based decision-support system for private commodity traders.
  • Developed a new method for integrating quantitative and qualitative information for a U.S. government customer.
  • Created initial concept and framework designs for a commercial software based intelligent agent for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
  • Authored the architecture assessment and selection chapter of a guidebook on computer system modernization for a consortium of state governments.

Conference and Session Chair 

  • Local Co-Chair for the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in 2005
  • Co-chair of the Special Session on Dynamic Environments for the Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) in 1999

Program Scientific & Technical Committees 

  • 6th European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments, 2009 
  • IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2008 
  • IEEE World Conference on Computational Intelligence, Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments, 2008 
  • 5th European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments, 2008 
  • IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2007 
  • 4th European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments, 2007 
  • IEEE World Conference on Computational Intelligence, Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments, 2006 
  • IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2006
  • 3rd European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments, 2006
  • Workshop on Evolutionary Computing for Dynamic Optimization Problems (EvoDOP), 2003 

Journal Reviewer 

  • Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
  • Reviewer for the special issue of the European Journal of Operations Research dedicated to the Adaptation of Discrete Metaheuristics for Continuous Optimization, 2006 
  • Reviewer for a Special Issue of the Genetic programming and Evolvable Machines Journal, 2006

Invited Lectures and Speaking Engagements

  • Invited lecturer at the Fourth International Conference of Applied Mathematics and Computing 2008
  • Invited speaker at the initial meeting of the National Software Alliance  
  • Invited speaker at the AIE-sponsored, 3rd Annual Conference on Software Metrics

Previous Career Experience
Director of Software Engineering for a major U.S. aerospace firm.   Directed over 120 software engineers in the development of high-fidelity, real-time flight simulation products for U.S. and foreign military customers, involving a wide range of technologies including computer system integration and networking, image generation and visualization systems, avionics simulation and stimulation, graphical-user interface development,  high-speed networking, and software development environments.

Program Manager/Senior Program Manager of a $150 million military flight simulator program for a major U.S. aerospace firm during prototype development and the transition to production. The resulting innovative flight simulator was featured on the cover of Aviation Week.

 

 


 


 

 

 


 

 

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