Reed receives 2020 Human-Competitive Awards Gold Medal

Professor Patrick Reed

Systems field member Patrick Reed, the Joseph C. Ford Professor in civil and environmental engineering, won the top 2020 Gold Medal prize in the global “Humies” competition hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Genetic and Evolutionary Optimization, awarded for the top evolutionary algorithm derived breakthrough that exceeds prior human benchmarks.

Reed's research determined the right combination of factors that would enable a four-satellite constellation to maintain nearly continuous 24/7 coverage of almost every point on Earth.

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