John R Koza
John R. Koza received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan in 1972. From 1973 through 1987, he was co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Scientific Games Inc. where he co-invented the rub-off instant lottery ticket used by state lotteries. Between 1988 and 2003, he taught a course on genetic algorithms and genetic programming between 1988 and 2003 at Stanford University, where he was a consulting professor. He wrote 4 books on Genetic Programming. He is currently Chair of National Popular Vote (an organization seeking to elect the President by a vote of the people in all 50 states).