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. He is currently on sabbatical at Sandia National Laboratories.

His primary research interests are in Hyper-Heuristics and Evolutionary Computing, in particular their use as robust solvers for real-world problem solving in the areas of Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Automated Software Engineering.

Upcoming events he is involved in include:

  • Co-Chair, 5th Workshop on Evolutionary Computation for the Automated Design of Algorithms (ECADA) @GECCO 2015
  • Co-Chair, 2nd Workshop on Metaheuristic Design Patterns (MetaDeeP) @GECCO 2015
  • Co-Instructor, Hyper-heuristics Tutorial @GECCO 2015
  • Co-Organizer, 1st Combinatorial Black Box Optimization Competition (CBBOC) @GECCO 2015
  • 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 December 17, 2014

    Research Quad Chart
    [Daniel's Research Quad Chart]