Kenneth Price

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<p>Kenneth V. Price earned his B.Sc. in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1974. He briefly worked as a supervisor at the Teledyne-Gurley Scientific Instrument Company in Troy, New York before moving to San Francisco. He currently resides in Vacaville, California. An avid hobbyist, he is self-taught in the field of evolutionary computation. In 1994, he published an early ensemble annealing, threshold accepting algorithm (&ldquo;genetic annealing&rdquo;), which led Dr. R. Storn to challenge him to solve the Tchebyshev polynomial fitting problem. Ken&rsquo;s discovery of differential mutation proved to be the key to solving not only the Tchebyshev polynomial fitting problem, but also many other difficult numerical global optimization problems. He is co-author of both the seminal paper on the differential evolution algorithm and the book &ldquo;Differential Evolution: A practical approach to global optimization.&rdquo; Ken has authored or coauthored 7 additional&nbsp;peer-reviewed papers, contributed chapters to three books on optimization, and has served as a reviewer for 12 different journals. In 2017, he received the Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.&nbsp;</p>



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