Lisa Soros is a Roman Family Teaching and Research Fellow in Computer Science at Barnard College. Her research interests focus on generative systems in virtual worlds, from evolutionary robotics to content generation in video games. She is specifically interested in applications of evolutionary algorithms to open-ended search. Since 2017, she has served on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Artificial Life, which promotes research on the simulation and synthesis of living systems.
Lisa's teaching interests are broad, ranging from introductory programming to ethics and game AI/design. Her main goal is to encourage programming as an inherently creative and playful endeavor.