Steven Gustafson received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham in 2004, where he was a Research Fellow in the Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Research Group. His PhD dissertation was nominated for the BCS/CPHC Distinguished Dissertation award, which recognizes the top Ph.D. thesis in the UK Computer Science community. In 2005 and 2006, he co-authored papers that won the Conference Best Paper Award at the European Conference on Genetic Programming. In 2006, he was awarded the IEEE Intelligent System's AI 10 to Watch in AI award.  Dr. Gustafson is currently employed as a Computer Scientist at the General Electric Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York.  His research interests include machine learning, information retrieval, robotics and genetic programming.

Dr. Gustafson is one of the Technical Editor-in-Chiefs for the new Memetic Computing Journal, published by Springer. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts for the first issue in January 2009.

Dr. Gustafson is also on the Editorial board of the Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications.