This is a page to tell you more about Wesley R. Elsberry and Diane J. Blackwood, and where to find things they’ve written or been involved with online.
Wesley R. Elsberry is currently working as a data scientist with an eclectic background. Wesley earned his Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University in 2003 (dissertation online). Wesley’s path to the Ph.D. was a bit circuitous.
BS Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
MSCS Computer Science, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Visiting Research Associate, Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, 2007-2009. This was a post-doc funded by the Templeton Foundation to investigate evolving intelligence, and was in association with the Digital Evolution Lab at MSU.
Wesley’s other pages:
First pages for each of the following:
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (TAMU)
Department of Marine Biology (TAMUG)
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network
Optimality in Biological and Artificial Networks? (INNS Series of Texts, Monographs, and Proceedings Series)
Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism
Scientists Confront Intelligent Design and Creationism
Erdos Number: 2 (2009 Synthese paper with Jeff Shallit; Jeff has an Erdos Number of 1)
Photo credit in a documentary, PBS Nova’s ‘Judgment Day’. Expand “Broadcast Credits” and look under “Archival Material”.
Diane J. Blackwood is currently working as a programmer for the Avida-ED project at Michigan State University. Avida-ED is award-winnning educational software that instantiates evolution via the Avida artificial life platform. (The most recent award is from the ISAL 2017 conference, where the web version of Avida-ED that Diane has been working on won for “Educational Software”.) Diane implemented the front-end for version 3, which makes a web application out of the program, solving a large number of cross-platform compatibility issues. Diane holds a doctoral degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University, a masters in biomedical engineering, and two bachelors degrees, one in electrical engineering and the other in zoology. She did post-doctoral research at the University of California at Davis, looking at effects of noise on lekking sage grouse with Gail Patricelli.