Dr. Andrew M. Sutton

Andrew M. Sutton Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Minnesota Duluth
311 Heller Hall
1114 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Email: amsutton [at] d.umn.edu
Telephone: +1 218.726.7978
Public key: PGP


My research interests include: theory of randomized search heuristics, theory of evolutionary computation, parameterized complexity, randomized algorithms, graph theory.


Associate Professor with tenure (since August 2023) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Awarded an NSF CAREER grant for research in Algorithmic Models of Adaptation.

Co-organized with Christine Zarges the Autumn 2022 ThRaSH seminar.

Theory track chair for GECCO 2021 and GECCO 2022.

Executive Board Member of ACM SIGEVO (elected 2021).

My student Luke Branson and I authored the paper Focused Jump-and-Repair Constraint Handling for Fixed-Parameter Tractable Graph Problems, which was awarded Best Paper at the 16th ACM/SIGEVO Conference on Foundations of Genetic Algorithms.

I was previously affiliated with the Algorithm Engineering Group at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. My research there was supported by the SAGE Project, funded by the European Commission FP7 ICT FET Open Scheme. I have also held postdoctoral appointments in the Chair of Theoretical Computer Science Ⅰ at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena, Germany and in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia.



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