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Anya Vostinar ’12

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science

Education & Professional History

Carleton College, BA; Michigan State University, PhD

I graduated from Carleton College in 2012 with a major in Computer Science. I then received my PhD from Michigan State University in 2017 with a double degree in Computer Science & Engineering and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior. I taught Computer Science at Grinnell College from 2017-2020 and returned to Carleton in the fall of 2020.


At Carleton since 2020.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Symbiosis in Digital Evolution: Past, Present, and Future by Anya E. Vostinar and Katherine G. Skocela,  Alexander Lalejini, and Luis Zaman. Front. Ecol. Evol., 05 November 2021.
Spatial Structure Can Decrease Symbiotic Cooperation by Anya E. Vostinar and Charles Ofria, Artificial Life 2019 24:4, 229-249 *Won ISAL Outstanding Student Paper Award*

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

International Society for Artificial Life

Society for the Study of Evolution

Association for Computing Machinery

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    CS 201: Data Structures
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    CS 292: Independent Research
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    CS 298: Reading and Analysis Associated with External Computing Experience
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    CS 392: Independent Research
  • Winter 2022
    CS 111: Introduction to Computer Science
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    CS 292: Independent Research
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    CS 392: Independent Research
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    CS 399: Senior Seminar
  • Spring 2022
    CS 257: Software Design
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    CS 292: Independent Research
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    CS 392: Independent Research
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    CS 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Fall 2022
    CS 111: Introduction to Computer Science
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    CS 361: Artificial Life and Digital Evolution
  • Winter 2023
    CS 111: Introduction to Computer Science
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    CS 257: Software Design