Stephanie Forrest - CSH Vienna

Stephanie Forrest

Arizona State University & CSH Science Advisory Board

Stephanie Forrest is a professor in the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Sciences Engineering (CIDSE) and Director of the Biodesign Center for Biocomputation, Security and Society at Arizona State University. She is also an External Faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute.


2013 and 2014, Stephanie spent one year as a Senior Science and Technology Advisory to the US Department of State working on cyber-policy. At the Uiversity of New Mexico, she served as Dept. Chair from 2006 to 2011. At the Santa Fe Institute she has served as Interim Vice President for academic affairs, Co-Chair of the Science Board. In 2013 she gave the SFI Ulam Lectures.


Stephanie’s research interests lie in the intersection of biology and computation, where she conducts projects on modeling evolutionary diseases such as influenza and cancer, developing immunological algorithms for computer security, pioneering new approaches to software engineering, and studying complex systems. She has received many awards and honors, including the Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lectures (2013), the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award (2011), and the Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).