News and announcements from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
5 Minutes with Dr. Gary Fogel
IEEE CIS Student Activities Subcommittee invites you to get to know the pioneers and experts in the Computational Intelligence through our new feature "5 minutes with..."
Our first "5 minutes with" focuses on pioneer Dr. Gary Fogel. Read all about Gary below and don't forget to say "Hello" at the next IEEE CIS Conference.
What is your title, full name, and place of work? Dr. Gary Bryce Fogel, CEO Natural Selection, Inc., San Diego, California.
What grade of member in CIS are you? IEEE Fellow, IEEE CIS Adcom member.
How long have you been a member of CIS? Since CIS became a society in 2001.
One reason why you are a member of CIS. To help the use of computational intelligence expand to include solutions to as many real-world problems as possible.
What is your typical working day? I'm an early riser. I usually start my day at 5:45am and get to the office by about 7:30am. My work day usually ends around 5:30pm or 6pm. In between I am usually on a series of teleconferences with clients or having internal project meetings. I'm balancing many projects at the same time all the time at the office.
What is your ideal weekend? Either spending time with family, or flying radio-controlled model sailplanes with friends. Check out YouTube videos for F3K discus launch gliding and you'll be hooked!
Give one interesting fact about yourself: I've established 11 world records for radio-controlled aero models of various types.
What are you reading, watching or listening to at the moment: I enjoy playing electric guitar and bass, mainly instrumental rock. My current favorites are Kiko Loureiro's and Andy Timmons.
Favourite place: Anywhere above 3000m in the Sierra Nevada mountains, especially in areas with no cell phone coverage.
Person you would most like to meet- past or present, real or fictional: Charles Darwin.
What items would you take on a desert island and why: A really good inflatable raft. I'd love being on a desert island but there would come a time when I'd have to check how the office is going...