Dr. Daniel Tauritz - Natural Computation Laboratory - Department of Computer Science - Missouri University of Science and Technology

Academic Profile

[Picture] Dr. Daniel Tauritz is an Associate Professor with Tenure and the former Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies and Outreach Activities in the Department of Computer Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), formerly University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). He is the director of the Natural Computation Laboratory (NC-LAB), a Research Investigator in the Intelligent Systems Center, and an Investigator in the Energy Research & Development Center.

His primary research interest is in Evolutionary Computing, both the design of novel types of Evolutionary Algorithms (in particular employing dynamic parameters) and their application to real-world problem solving in areas such as Cyber Security (for instance coevolving rule-sets for intrusion/malware detection), Critical Infrastructure Protection (for instance coevolving attack vectors and defense strategies for electric power transmission systems), and Automated Software Engineering (for instance coevolving test cases and software artifacts).

He teaches a two-course sequence on Evolutionary Computing, a two-course sequence on Artificial Intelligence, and the freshman Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science course. Furthermore, he is very active in undergraduate research and has led three undergraduate research projects funded by the CRA-W, namely: the CSRecruit21 project, the INDAQS project, and the Automated Partial Credit Grader (APCG) project. He is also the campus Sandia National Laboratories Center for Cyber Defenders coordinator and the faculty advisor for ACM SIG Security.

Full CV (PDF) Last revised June 9, 2014

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