Professor, Graduate Student Advisor

Professor Josh Bongard's research centers on evolutionary robotics, evolutionary computation and physical simulation. He runs the Morphology, Evolution & Cognition Laboratory, whose work focuses on the role that morphology and evolution play in cognition.

In 2007, he was awarded a prestigious Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship and was named one of MIT Technology Review's top 35 young innovators under 35. In 2010 he was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.

To find out more about Dr. Bongard's work, peruse his website, see this interview with Josh, or read his book, How the Body Shapes the Way We Think: A New View of Intelligence. Most recently, Josh was featured in an episode, "Good Robot," of Vermont Public Television's Emerging Science program.

For more information, visit Dr. Bongard's website.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Evolutionary robotics, evolutionary computation, physical simulation


  • Ph.D., University of Zurich


  • (802)-656-4665
Office Location:

Innovation E428

Courses Taught

  • CS 205 - Software Engineering
  • CS 206 - Evolutionary Robotics
  • CS 228 - Human Computer Interaction
  • CS 295/CS395/CSYS395 - Evolutionary Robotics