John Henry Holland (b. 2 February 1929; d. 9 August 2015) was Professor of Psychology and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a pioneer in complex system and nonlinear science. He is known as the father of genetic algorithms.
In the news
- Natural Intelligence, Dennis Archambault for Concentrate, February 9, 2011
John Holland, a professor of psychology, electrical engineering, and computer science at the U-M, was wandering in the mathematics library one day in 1955, when he spotted a book on genetics. As world changing ideas go, that was his "ah-ha" moment.
- Wikipedia: John Henry Holland
- John Henry Holland, Faculty History Project, University of Michigan
John Holland (1929-2015): In Memoriam, University of Michigan EECS Department
Complexity science pioneer John Holland passes away at 86, Santa Fe Institute