Dr. Una-May O’Reilly has been honored with the EvoStar Award for Outstanding Contribution of Evolutionary Computation in Europe during the 2013 EvoStar conference.
EvoStar is one of the leading European events focused on bio-inspired computation.
O’Reilly is a principal research scientist at CSAIL, where she leads the Any Scale Learning For All (ALFA) research group. The group is focused on developing efficient ways to solve hard optimization and design problems in domains of high complexity including clinical medicine knowledge discovery, wind energy and massive open online course (MOOC) technology.
O’Reilly was a co-founder of the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SigEVO) in 2004. She now serves as Vice-Chair of ACM SigEVO, and in 2013 she inaugurated the Women in Evolutionary Computation group at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO).
O’Reilly has a patent for an original genetic algorithm technique applicable to Internet-based name suggestions. She holds a B.Sc. from the University of Calgary, and a M.C.S. and Ph.D. from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
For more information on O’Reilly’s work, please visit: http://www.csail.mit.edu/user/824.