Stephanie Forrest - CSH Vienna

Stephanie Forrest

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque & CSH Science Advisory Board

Stephanie Forrest is Regents Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and a member of the Santa Fe Institute External Faculty.


In 2013–2014 she spent one year as a Senior Science and Technology Advisory to the U.S. Dept. of State working on cyber-policy. At UNM, she served as Dept. Chair (2006–2011). At SFI she has served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Co-Chair of the Science Board, and 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 IEEE.